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m0cemdave 14th Apr 2016 9:15 pm

Re: Technology related anachronisms on TV and in films etc.
 
Ah, a BC610 for space communications...

MurphyNut 4th Jun 2016 5:22 pm

Re: Technology related anachronisms on TV and in films etc.
 
Being into old things we love period dramas especially ones set in 1920's-1970's and in general they are very good, they get the cars almost spot on for a particular period. But as for Radios, they are constantly out and often way out!
I forget the Drama but it was set in 1939 at the outbreak of war and sitting on the mantelpiece was a 1950's Ultra Coronation Twin!
I bet I'm not the only that notices this kind of thing!

hannahs radios 4th Jun 2016 5:53 pm

Re: Technology related anachronisms on TV and in films etc.
 
In relation to the Dad's Army film, I mean the original one not the new one. Captain. Mainwaring passes the butcher's shop and it's lit with several 1970's vintage twin flourescent lights.

Phil G4SPZ 7th Jun 2016 10:27 pm

Re: Technology related anachronisms on TV and in films etc.
 
My wife drew my attention to this relevant report in the Daily Mail.

gary_crutchley 11th Jun 2016 11:11 pm

Re: Technology related anachronisms on TV and in films etc.
 
This is slightly off topic as it's not TV/Film, but I am a member of the National Trust and have visited many properties. I was at Upton House in Oxfordshire a few weeks ago, currently it is dressed to show how it was in the Second World War. There are a number of radios on display, the first room I walked in to had a DAC90A and a later model at that!

gary_crutchley 11th Jun 2016 11:22 pm

Re: Technology related anachronisms on TV and in films etc.
 
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Originally Posted by Phil G4SPZ (Post 854820)
My wife drew my attention to this relevant report in the Daily Mail.

Brilliant!

camtechman 25th Dec 2016 10:25 pm

Call The Midwife BBC1 8.00pm. Satellite Dish ?
 
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Between 21:05 & 21:10 on tonight's (BBC1) Christmas Special of "Call The Midwife" (Set In 1962) I'm sure I saw a satellite dish on the chimney stack of a farmhouse !!

I was watching it on Channel 101 (BBC 1) in HD and it seemed clear enough to me. Unfortunately my screen capture (as a Jpeg) doesn't show it that well.

Did anyone else spot it or was technology that advanced in 1962 ??

paulsherwin 25th Dec 2016 10:43 pm

Re: Call The Midwife BBC1 8.00pm. Satellite Dish ?
 
I didn't see this, but it's not unusual for bloopers like this to get through. In the old days production companies would spend a lot of money removing anachronisms from locations. Nowadays they remove them digitally in post production, but sometimes things are missed, particularly if the budget is a bit tight. Downton Abbey has received criticism for missing things like this.

It even happens with period feature films, though the bigger budgets mean that the errors are less frequent and less obvious.

Herald1360 25th Dec 2016 10:45 pm

Re: Call The Midwife BBC1 8.00pm. Satellite Dish ?
 
It's an odd place for a dish, up above a chimney stack- maybe that's why it was missed. Given where it's pointing, the right hand gable wall would be a more usual location.

richrussell 26th Dec 2016 11:28 am

Re: Technology related anachronisms on TV and in films etc.
 
I've just looked at the episode again on iPlayer, and in the bit when the farmhouse is first shown it looks far more like a metal cowling on the chimney.

I guess at around latitude 33S any dish would need to be reasonably tilted for geostationary satellites, which might limit mounting locations.

camtechman 26th Dec 2016 12:39 pm

Re: Technology related anachronisms on TV and in films etc.
 
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I guess at around latitude 33S any dish would need to be reasonably tilted for geostationary satellites, which might limit mounting locations.
But should it have been there as the episode was set in 1962?

ms660 26th Dec 2016 1:07 pm

Re: Call The Midwife BBC1 8.00pm. Satellite Dish ?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by camtechman (Post 904716)
Between 21:05 & 21:10 on tonight's (BBC1) Christmas Special of "Call The Widwife" (Set In 1962) I'm sure I saw a satellite dish on the chimney stack of a farmhouse !!

I was watching it on Channel 101 (BBC 1) in HD and it seemed clear enough to me. Unfortunately my screen capture (as a Jpeg) doesn't show it that well.

Did anyone else spot it or was technology that advanced in 1962 ??

I assume that's Call The Midwife, checked 21:05 to 21:10 on Iplayer but couldn't find the shot, am I looking in the wrong place?

Lawrence.

Restoration73 26th Dec 2016 2:12 pm

Re: Technology related anachronisms on TV and in films etc.
 
In "The Lady in the van" a scene outside a TV shop window, where a BRC 960 portable
proudly displays a colour picture.

crackle 15th Jan 2017 3:24 pm

Re: Vintage Radios on TV
 
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Watching 633 Squadron last night and what looked like this radio featured in it. http://www.radiomuseum.org/r/general_el_5445.html
Hear it is at 52:05 on this Youtube video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTLHHXcnf5A

Mike

MurphyNut 15th Jan 2017 3:43 pm

Re: Vintage Radios on TV
 
Isn't 633 Squadron set in World War II? That radio came out in 1954!

crackle 15th Jan 2017 7:09 pm

Re: Vintage Radios on TV
 
quite right

Orakle42 19th Jan 2017 9:26 am

Re: Technology related anachronisms on TV and in films etc.
 
Followers of 'Allo 'Allo... may recall seeing Herr Flick using a 19 set as a telephone...

Nickthedentist 19th Jan 2017 10:22 am

Re: Vintage Radios on TV
 
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Originally Posted by MurphyNut (Post 910121)
Isn't 633 Squadron set in World War II? That radio came out in 1954!

Ah, but the surprisingly similar BC5639 came out just pre-war, apparently: http://www.pasttimesradio.co.uk/proj...c-bc5639-1.jpg

So maybe not too bad an error.

The Philpott 19th Jan 2017 11:19 am

Re: Technology related anachronisms on TV and in films etc.
 
Mosquito squadron and 633 squadron are riddled with inconsistencies, David McCallum looked embarrassed to be involved in the former, frankly. There is a famous colour slide of a Mosquito being bombed up, that is often reversed. I was intrigued to see left hand tractor Merlins before i realised what was going on. 633 is a re-hash of what was planned for 618 sqn. in real life, where the highball was due to go up against targets like Tirpitz. By then the cat was out of the bag though.

One thing they did pay attention to in the making of these 2 films was many attempts to position a mike at exactly the spot where the rubber kissed the tarmac on landing- which took considerable pilot skill! All this to get a 'squeal'.

Nicklyons2 20th Jan 2017 9:36 am

Re: Technology related anachronisms on TV and in films etc.
 
I enjoy it immensely, and have seen it many times but, surely, there can be no war film more replete with howling anachronisms than Where Eagles Dare. Where do I start?

"Broadsword calling Danny Boy"


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