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Old 22nd Dec 2023, 4:58 pm   #481
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Been on a bit of a Doctor Who binge lately.

The good Doctor's TV in The Ambassadors of Death is a Decca CTV65. Colour television pictures really do not show up well on early colour cameras, which is probably why the old 13U kept showing up for years afterwards.
I think a previous picture showed the set used in The Daemons.
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Old 23rd Dec 2023, 1:36 am   #482
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I think a previous picture showed the set used in The Daemons.
Well spotted!

Two of them in fact, one at UNIT HQ and the other at the Cloven Hoof pub in Devil's End. They seem to be two different sets because the one in the pub appears to have lost its Pye badge.
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Old 23rd Dec 2023, 12:24 pm   #483
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I think a previous picture showed the set used in The Daemons.
Well spotted!

Two of them in fact, one at UNIT HQ and the other at the Cloven Hoof pub in Devil's End. They seem to be two different sets because the one in the pub appears to have lost its Pye badge.
Thanks, it looks like it's missing a small knob too:
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Old 26th Dec 2023, 8:23 pm   #484
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A fine selection of 1960s tvs on this evening's "Scotland Yard: The never never murder".
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Old 26th Dec 2023, 11:48 pm   #485
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I caught the 1986 adaptation of The Murder At The Vicarage last night, there were a few radios featured, including a Bush DAC90.
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Old 27th Dec 2023, 12:51 pm   #486
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Happy Christmas and New Year everyone. My wife saw this radio in a recent murder mystery on TV and would very much like one. Could anyone identify it?
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Old 27th Dec 2023, 12:54 pm   #487
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Bush DAC10. The bush logo is missing from the oval at the front, as almost 100% are. There seems to be 2 sockets drilled into the side of the cabinet. The white plastic on top often cracks at the corners as it shrinks with age, the fixing screws don't move so it cracks around the screws. I took the screws out of mine when I got it to prevent it cracking, I've just checked it now and the holes do not line up at all any more.
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Old 27th Dec 2023, 12:54 pm   #488
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Bush DAC10 - a fairly popular set, shouldn't be hard to track one down.

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Old 27th Dec 2023, 1:22 pm   #489
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Many thanks for your answers!
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Old 27th Dec 2023, 6:44 pm   #490
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Many thanks for your answers!
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Just be aware that should you acquire one you may find there's essentially nothing left to listen to on it.
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Old 27th Dec 2023, 11:04 pm   #491
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That rather depends on Draker4c's taste in radio programmes and what transmissions can be received in his area.
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Old 27th Dec 2023, 11:09 pm   #492
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The DAC10 is a more interesting looking set than the DAC90/A (in my opinion) so even as an ornament its a nice set and thanks to the efforts of Ian, Peter and David the Minimod has been helping to keeps these sets in service for a while to come.

The only thing that has annoyed me on one or two that have passed though my hands are the inverted magnet speaker a nightmare if its rusty, and as mathewhouse has pointed out the tendency of the screwholes on the cream push button escutcheon to crack.

Don't be put off by tales of doom

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There was also a GEC5445 behind the bar in the pub scene of this programme. I paused the programme to point out this to SWMBO who was suitably unimpressed.
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The ITV docu-drama 'Nolly' (3-parts) and accompanying documentary, 'the realy nolly' about the life and career of Noele Gordon, had between them a few old tellies and studio equipment, cameras, monitors etc. Both are available on the ITV-X on demand channel. I think I saw a thorn 2000 at some point.

PS: this interview with noele gordon about her work with JL Baird and his 1928 colour tv system was also touched upon in both the drama and the documentary. Very interesting!

https://transdiffusion.org/2016/11/1...es-on-my-face/
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Old 14th Jan 2024, 2:08 pm   #495
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I watched the latest Indiana Jones movie last night. In one scene, set in 1969 America, on the day of the moon landing/ launch I swore I saw a series 4 or 5 Ferrograph tape recorder, or at least something with the famous Wearite deck. Fine for 1969, nice to know some made it over there. Interestingly it was vertical and the very much standard looking reels weren’t falling off.
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alot of the indiana jones movies were filmed partially or wholly in the uk, so a ferrograph might have just come from Pinewood's prop stores!
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A friend who is into old movies and who knows of my interest in old tech sent me the attached pic, showing Michael Caine in front of a bunch of tape-recorders.

Anyone identify the gear shown? And what looks like sets of small R2R recorders in triples above the main setups?
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The picture is from "Billion Dollar Brain" (1967).
Much of what you see may be have been contrived by the props department.

There is a real Honeywell H200 in the film.
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The tape recorder is however real - a Truvox R44 - the one with the melting rubber drive pulley.
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Just watched the BBC's excellent new series 'This Town' about the Birmingham riots and the rise of Two-tone music in 1981. A lot of work has gone on here and the production values are high. A bugbear of mine has also been addressed - not everyone would have a brand new car or piece of equipment!

Some things I spotted:
TVs
The ubiquitous Sony KV1320 (practical)
A Mitsubisih CT203 (I think), also practical.
Several portables such as the Thorn 1691 and possibly a TX9.

Cassette recorders (practical)
Several radio-cassettes by Panasonic and Sanyo
A 'shoebox' cassette recorder, badged (unusually) Bell and Howell.

Reel-to-reels (all practical)
Grundig TK120 series machine
A large TDR2 deck machine, possibly Elizabethan
A Sharp portable
What appeared to be a Teac A3340, but with the reels running right to left! Anyone enlighten me?

Also a Panasonic answering machine and some stage gear, such as a couple of Vox AC30s in some incarnation and a Selmer head, plus many no-name speaker stacks. Also a synth I didn't recognise, but looked about right.
Added to the mix was some great music - Two-tone, Ska, New Wave and lots of earlier reggae and punk - they saved the new recordings (by, for example, Self-Esteem) for the closing credits.

Just one odd note - a detonator was made by using a Ferguson 3V29 video recorder minus the head drum for an explosive device where there would have been no mains electricity. Why not the classic battery-alarm clock as seen later in the series?
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