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Old 22nd Jul 2016, 8:30 pm   #61
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Default Re: Vintage Radios, TVs etc in films and on TV (not anachronisms)

In 'Till death us do part' Alf has an Ekco A22 on the sideboard but in some episodes it is an AD76.
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Old 22nd Jul 2016, 9:12 pm   #62
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If anyone is watching the repeats of Doc Martin, there are a good few old transistor portables to be seen. There's a Grundig (maybe a Yacht Boy) and a Hacker Herald and one or two Bush types. Those are just the ones I can remember.
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Old 23rd Mar 2017, 1:03 pm   #63
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Classic on the buses the new telly

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Old 23rd Mar 2017, 9:06 pm   #64
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Sapphire and Steel Assignment 5

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-aDV3CJOhE

Its supposed to be 50 years in the past 1930 and a Philips 930A plays a couple of significant roles but of course the 930A is 1931/32 however as it's such a nice set I forgive the props department

It first appears in its full glory at 07:57 ish

Later on David McCallum pops a couple of bottles and sticks his fingers in the sockets to open a door

Worth watch just for the lovely Joanna Lumley.

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Default Re: Vintage Radios, TVs etc in films and on TV (not anachronisms)

An RCA AR-88 in Prime Suspect 1973 tonight, even got mentioned by name.

'I've got one of those!' says I, 'You sad git' said the missus.

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Old 23rd Mar 2017, 11:49 pm   #66
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Yes that's what I said Andrew only she recognised it as well. One travelled as in the boot of her car from Bury to Sussex . The story line [ie SW enthusiast picks up bank robber transmissions] is based on a real case. In fact it was the subject of a documentary [CH4?]. The radio enthusiast was interviewed but he was nothing like the eccentric character they showed to match the steretype]. I think the police investigated but the robbery went ahead!

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'I've got one of those!' says I, 'You sad git' said the missus.
A lot of that in our house too
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Old 24th Mar 2017, 9:39 am   #68
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Um, I've got two, so.....

It's very unusual for a radio model number to be named, and I'm impressed they got it right!

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Default Radio Caroline and the Dansette Hifi

Not sure moderator as to where I should post this thread but been following all things Radio Caroline over the weekend and into yesterday. I noted that in one very scratchy b & w film held by The East Anglia Film Archive of the original ship and crew, a Dansette Hifi is clearly visible in the Record Library. Guess might interest radio enthusiasts too
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BBC2's Man in an Orange Shirt (episode 2).

Adam explores his late grandfather's abandoned cottage which is furnished courtesy of the 50's. There's a later TV in the living room.
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What's the model number?

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I still can't figure out the TV, the control layout reminds me of a Bush TV135 and the CRT/Mask arrangement remind me of a Bush TV125?

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Yes that's what I said Andrew only she recognised it as well. One travelled as in the boot of her car from Bury to Sussex . The story line [ie SW enthusiast picks up bank robber transmissions] is based on a real case. In fact it was the subject of a documentary [CH4?]. The radio enthusiast was interviewed but he was nothing like the eccentric character they showed to match the steretype]. I think the police investigated but the robbery went ahead!
Looking back, the events were "The Baker Street Robbery" - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baker_Street_robbery

and there was a movie made of this plotline some years back.

"The Bank Job" - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bank_Job
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I still can't figure out the TV, the control layout reminds me of a Bush TV135 and the CRT/Mask arrangement remind me of a Bush TV125?
I'm now thinking it's a Murphy V879.

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Old 16th Aug 2017, 6:32 pm   #75
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I thought of the V849 or V879 but when switched off the Mazda tubes in the Murphy looked slightly blue whereas the Bush versions with a Mullard tube had a slightly greenish hue. So I think this is the Bush version.
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Old 4th Sep 2017, 8:30 pm   #76
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I was watching the first episode of "Tenko" yesterday and boy were there some radios featured in it. Some of them of the correct vintage but others were "borderline"!!
The sets were seen in close up as the announcement of the Japanese invasion and bombing got underway in Singapore.
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Did anybody see Antiques Roadshow today (15/10/2017)? It featured a Pye M78. The owner of a rather nice eau-de-nil model said she bought it for 10p at a market in the 1980s when she was a student!! The expert repeated the old story about enraged WW2 returnees from the far east objecting (and demonstrating apparently, around the country) to the rising sun logo. "1000 were made, 800 were recalled and burnt" - and her radio was worth 1000 - 1500.
Now, I'm not sure I believe all the 'facts' of this story - least of all that there are only 200-300 in circulation nowadays. I have 2 of them, so whilst I would like to believe I have a small fortune invested in my 2, I'm not sure I have (and I'm not really bothered as I won't be selling them!)

Does anybody have any ideas / evidence about the story? Perhaps I should do a straw poll to see how many member of the forum have one of these.
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Old 15th Oct 2017, 10:38 pm   #78
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Default Re: Vintage Radios on TV

Saw that. I have seen a couple of these, usually cracked or otherwise not in as good condition.

The rising sun story may have some truth but it is an old cherry, possibly exaggerated.
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There's a thread on these radios here:-

https://www.vintage-radio.net/forum/...ad.php?t=65296
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Ah - thankyou Graham - missed that thread!
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