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Martin Daughton

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Jarring nostalgia
« on: May 14, 2009, 06:00:07 PM »
Dug up an old tape of "Hitch Hikers Guide" I recorded from the tele.
It still really grates how wrong and inappropriate Sandra Dickenson was as Trillian.  >:(

John Bannon

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Re: Jarring nostalgia
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2009, 08:24:49 PM »
The macaw from that advert said she was very difficult to deal with. Which was surprising, as at the time he wasn't a talking parrot........

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Re: Jarring nostalgia
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2009, 09:19:49 PM »
Dug up an old tape of "Hitch Hikers Guide" I recorded from the tele.
It still really grates how wrong and inappropriate Sandra Dickenson was as Trillian.  >:(

John - too many words in that sentence. Should have read thus:

It still really grates how wrong and inappropriate Sandra Dickenson was.

The macaw from that advert said she was very difficult to deal with. Which was surprising, as at the time he wasn't a talking parrot........

And while we are on the subject of old adverts and squeaky Sandra, anybody remember the appaling futuristic advert where her equally wrong and inappropriate husband was demonstrating a gadget (an induction hob, I fancy it was) and ol' squeaky appeared on a videophone wristwatch saying: "You can put the dinner on, honey, I'll be home in twenty minutes"?

Gentlemen, let's hear it for the nineties - the decade that largely saw off at least one of the worst showbiz couples ever. Too bad that it gave us Richard & Judy as a return parting shot........

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Re: Jarring nostalgia
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2009, 05:16:08 AM »
Dug up an old tape of "Hitch Hikers Guide" I recorded from the tele.
It still really grates how wrong and inappropriate Sandra Dickenson was as Trillian.  >:(
...the original radio show broadcast with it's floydian soundtrack was "fab",reminds me, have to find that again if available...

William Rait

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Re: Jarring nostalgia
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2009, 03:45:29 PM »
Here I am, brain the size of a planet and you want me to think about Sandra D. And me with this terrible pain all down the left side of my diodes!

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Re: Jarring nostalgia
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2009, 04:35:02 PM »
Can I just think about Zooey Deschanel?   Not sure if she's anymore appropriate, but she'll calm my braincells more!
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Re: Jarring nostalgia
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2009, 09:34:27 PM »
the original radio show broadcast with it's floydian soundtrack was "fab",reminds me, have to find that again if available...

Careful - we're only a whisker away from someone mentioning the excellent 13 x 1hr radio serial of Lord of the Rings that Brian Sibley did for the Beeb. Only a whisker!

Featured John le Mesurier, Michael Hordern, Robert "hic!" Stephens, Ian Holm, William Nighy, Peter "Grouty" Vaughan. Someones bound to mention it.

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« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2009, 01:12:07 AM »
..hmm that sounds like a good one...just wanted to say i just got an "audio book" online of part of the original weekly radio show of the hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy. there's an informative behind the scenes part at the end of the first installment too.it's been great fun listening to it in the evenings; very well done...
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Re: Jarring nostalgia
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2009, 01:00:43 PM »
..hmm that sounds like a good one...just wanted to say i just got an "audio book" online of part of the original weekly radio show of the hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy. there's an informative behind the scenes part at the end of the first installment too.it's been great fun listening to it in the evenings; very well done...

They repeated the Omnibus documentary on Douglas Adams a couple of weeks ago, originally shown the year after he passed away. Excellent stuff but he did not want to be a novelist, preferred to be a playwrite/Script writer.

Also (off tangent very slightly) anybody been watching the absolutely brilliant Last Chance To See with Stephen Fry and Mark Carwardine. They've been following some of the journeys that Mark undertook with Douglas Adams in the 1980's to see/film/photograph animals on the edge of extinction. There was some heartwarming stories about how some animals are coming back from almost extinction thanks to the efforts of naturalists around the world. Unfortunately the Yangztee River Dolphin, mentioned much in the book that Douglas and Mark wrote after their original trek did not survive and is now officially extinct.

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Re: Jarring nostalgia
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2009, 01:11:05 PM »
Just one of those random thoughts

Wonder how well Bernie Leadon did out of it all - Journey Of The Sorcerer has been used on every format.

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Re: Jarring nostalgia
« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2009, 02:44:11 PM »
Yes we've been watching Last Chance To See here in Tallsen Towers - excellent TV, that bumbling idiot Stephen Fry the perfect everyman to take us on such journeys.