Audible offerings from your pals at TV Cream, incorporating What We Just Watched and Creamguide (Films) Commentaries!
Think Aloud: Johnny Ball Talks To TV Cream
In the spring of 2016, TV Cream sat down with Johnny Ball to talk about his 50-year career in show business. We're making the podcast available again today in the hope it might provide some cheer.
In this one-off, Johnny Ball really does reveal all. Such as...
How Bob Monkhouse took umbrage when he thought Johnny was stealing his gags; how Johnny's big break on The Val Doonican Show went spectacularly wrong; why he originally balked at the idea of presenting Play School; how a dreadful experience on Yorkshire TV spawned the creation of Think of a Number; the reason why the scene dock doors in BBC Bristol have a chunk cut out of them; why Play Away became a more lucrative writing gig than anything the LE department had to offer; Johnny's ill-fated sojourn to Central Television; and - and! - what went wrong on The Terry & Gaby show!
Steven Moffat watches The Prisoner
In the final episode of this run - we'll be back for Lockdown II - Steven Moffat stays in his study and watches the penultimate episode of Patrick McGoohan's The Prisoner (titled 'Once Upon a Time', which you can see here) and then tells TV Cream all about it...
...and in this bumper-length goodbye edition, he also tells us about the advice he wishes he'd followed in writing for Doctor Who, how one goes about scripting a scene in which your hero averts a war by making an angry speech, and alights upon the handful of good things that have come out of these last, strange few months.
Be seeing you!
Jack Kibble-White watches Cool It
BONUS EPISODE (which won't appear on the TV Cream site)! This is the 'pilot' edition, recorded at the start of lockdown. And, in it, Jack Kibble-White stays indoors in Glasgow, watches the first episode of Phil Cool's 1985 debut comedy series, Cool It (https://bit.ly/TVCIndoors19a), and then tells TV Cream all about it.
Chris Hughes & Ian Jones watch Trouble at the Top: Bucks Fizz
This week, in our penultimate episode - two guests! Chris Hughes and Ian Jones - who you may have heard on TV Cream's What We Just Watched podcast - stay indoors in (respectively) Hampton Hill in TW12 and Harrow, north London, to revisit Trouble at the Top: Bucks Fizz: Making Your Mind Up. Then they tell us all about it.
And, as an extra bit of business, there's a post now on TV Cream written by Chris, Ian and Graham detailing their favourite 15 Fizz tracks!
David Bodycombe watches quiz shows under stress
Puzzle author, games consultant and format developer David Bodycombe stays indoors in south west London and watches a playlist which gathers together instances where quiz shows are put under stress (you can see it here: https://bit.ly/2TVCIndoors18)... and then he talks to TV Cream about it.
Jill Phythian watches Manimal
Jill Phythian (this is she: @redfacts) stays indoors in Walthamstow, north London, to watch the feature-length pilot episode of Manimal (which you can view over two instalments here https://bit.ly/TVCIndoors17a and https://bit.ly/TVCIndoors17b) – and then tells TV Cream about it.
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Perfect lockdown listening
Very much enjoying the inimitable JKW talking with guests about long-gone television.
What I just watched, thanks to these guys...
I am constantly amazed at what this podcast dredges from my memory data banks and even more bemused by where they get the shows from; very few are to be found on YouTube. How I’d love to watch Master Team again, or possibly not. I did manage to find the Mike Yarwood Christmas show and listen to the reviews, but as I was coming around from general anaesthetic and pumped full of morphine after major back surgery it must count as one of the more bizarre moments of my life.
Ps. I just bought Keep It In The Family on your recommendation; Robert Gillespie and his startling array of neckerchiefs is the campest straight man on television. I have always adored his droll delivery. Thanks for introducing me to this great programme.
What We Just Watched...
..is the best show on telly! If you spent most of the '70s fighting your sister for that ultrasonic remote control, this is a must-listen.