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Old 29th Oct 2017, 11:48 am   #221
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Just seen on the Quest TV channel a pre-owned watch advert featuring a record deck. The tone arm is lifted from rest position straight to towards the centre, film is cut just before the deck switches off! Never did see the record played, I wonder if they thought they had a faulty player.

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Old 29th Oct 2017, 1:14 pm   #222
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They should have employed Edward Huggins as a technical consultant.
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Old 12th Jan 2018, 3:58 pm   #223
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There was a quite respectable horror film on TV recently called 'Stoker'. Featured Nicole Kidman, wondering where she had left the script, Matthew Goode pretending to be the American psychotic Uncle Charlie and a Quad 22 FM tuner - in several shots, on top of a cupboard, not apparently connected to anything which would respond to bit of FM. What an odd prop!
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Old 21st Jan 2018, 9:09 pm   #224
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Default Roberts Revival - call the midwife

Just switched over to Call the Midwife on BBC1 and in the first scene in the kitchen of Nonatus House the news is coming from a cream Roberts Revival with the top push buttons. It would not have been too difficult to have sourced an original example given that there are normally a few at most car boots each Sunday.
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Old 21st Jan 2018, 9:14 pm   #225
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Default Re: Roberts Revival - call the midwife

It's like they just can't be bothered at times! Modern Yale type locks on doors when it's supposed to be the 1920's are another..
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Old 21st Jan 2018, 9:20 pm   #226
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Yes, I also spotted the radio too. Trixie Franklin actually pretended to tune it as well!
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Old 22nd Jan 2018, 7:11 pm   #227
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The also mentioned Botswana a few years before it was known by that name.
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Old 13th Mar 2018, 12:45 pm   #228
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I spotted one of those difficult to explain 'other way round' anachronisms in an episode of Gideon's Way the other night.
Jack Hedley appeared to be wearing a quartz wristwatch, with characteristic 'dead-beat' seconds hand, in February 1965!
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Old 16th Jun 2018, 7:52 pm   #229
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Maybe off topic a bit, but I recall an episode of a detective story set ca 1936 ( probably a Poirot one ) where a 78 rpm dance band record was played. The record was clearly an HMV bright blue label one, almost certainly of the POPnnnn series of the 1950's ( they featured Elvis and contemporary artists )

P.S. In all other respects,the period detail was excellent!

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Old 19th Jun 2018, 12:28 pm   #230
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A local arts student made a delightful compilation film of my home town '...in the Swinging Sixties', using borrowed 8mm home movie footage.
Unfortunately, she made the soundtrack 'swing' with Jimmy Dorsey, Artie Shaw...
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I would close my eyes and enjoy the soundtrack!
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