UK Vintage Radio Repair and Restoration Discussion Forum

UK Vintage Radio Repair and Restoration Discussion Forum (https://www.vintage-radio.net/forum/index.php)
-   General Vintage Technology Discussions (https://www.vintage-radio.net/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=29)
-   -   Vintage Radios, TVs etc in films and on TV (NOT ANACHRONISMS) (https://www.vintage-radio.net/forum/showthread.php?t=102254)

murphyv310 26th Dec 2021 7:20 pm

Re: Bush DAC90 On Call The Midwife 2019 Christmas Special
 
Hi.
Bob they are rarely original.
I've a V4 TV chassis coming to me from a collector who was given it from BBC Scotland, they had fitted a 14 inch portable inside the cabinet, I've already got the tube and scan coils that look very much unused.

bobhowe 26th Dec 2021 8:06 pm

Re: Bush DAC90 On Call The Midwife 2019 Christmas Special
 
Hi Trevor you are right the H & S police would not let anything to be used on TV unless it was PAT tested are you going to feature the V4 TV chassis when you get around to do it

murphyv310 26th Dec 2021 9:20 pm

Re: Bush DAC90 On Call The Midwife 2019 Christmas Special
 
Hi Bob.
No idea. There is no cabinet and my V4 has traceable history to the early 60s. I think it'll be a donor chassis for parts TBH.

bobhowe 26th Dec 2021 9:52 pm

Re: Bush DAC90 On Call The Midwife 2019 Christmas Special
 
Hi Trevor at least it keeps a good set working :thumbsup:

rambo1152 26th Dec 2021 11:31 pm

Re: Bush DAC90 On Call The Midwife 2019 Christmas Special
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Ed_Dinning (Post 1435015)
If it powered up instantly then most likely a 60W lamp and bluetooth inside !

Ed

No need for Bluetooth, they always dub the sound in the editing room.

MurphyNut 28th Dec 2021 10:48 am

Re: Bush DAC90 On Call The Midwife 2019 Christmas Special
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Ed_Dinning (Post 1435015)
If it powered up instantly then most likely a 60W lamp and bluetooth inside !

Ed

I find it amusing how they go to great pains to get everything right for the period but constantly get the radios wrong.
I point this out to my wife and she tells me to shut-up! ;D

Valvepower 28th Dec 2021 12:25 pm

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

Originally Posted by AC/HL (Post 653071)
I don't normally take much notice, but on BBC4 last night, on a programme about the 60s, an elderly "Rocker" was playing a bass guitar through an equally elderly Murphy Baffle.

Hello,

Just came upon this thread as there has been some recent activity – thus flagging it up – however, and quite strangely, I came in at page 1 post #20 (as the above quote).

Anyway, post #20, dating back to Jan 2014, mentions an elderly "Rocker" playing a bass guitar through a Murphy Baffle Radio.

This could have been Mo Foster as in his books 17 Watts, which later became British Rock Guitar, he talks about playing his bass through a Murphy 188 Baffle Radio – there is also photo of the baffle radio in the book. Also, I feel Mo Foster could be easily described ‘respectfully’ as an elderly "Rocker"… and a mighty fine Bass player :)

I have made reference to Mo’s books in the recent amplifier articles in the BVWS bulletin.

Hope I’ve not veered off subject too much.

Regards
Terry

Richard_FM 28th Dec 2021 2:31 pm

Re: Vintage Radios, TVs etc in films and on TV (NOT ANACHRONISMS)
 
I heard of Peter Hook using an old record player as a practice amplifier as he couldn't afford a proper bass amp.

raditechman 3rd Jan 2022 1:42 pm

Re: Vintage Radios, TVs etc in films and on TV (NOT ANACHRONISMS)
 
Watching the 1971 film of "Dads Army" on TV during Christmas there is a Phillips 930 used as a prop when Captain Mannering and team visit a radio shop to hear a news item.

John

Buzby123 3rd Jan 2022 4:09 pm

Re: Vintage Radios, TVs etc in films and on TV (NOT ANACHRONISMS)
 
1 Attachment(s)
Here is a radio that was in the background of a TV programme. I can't remember what the name of the programme was, but it was about a man in a shed restoring something. I think it might have been china or glass.

RojDW48 14th Mar 2022 11:50 pm

Ekco Festival of Britain model on the telly!
 
1 Attachment(s)
Did anyone else notice the rather stylish Ecko push button radio from 1951 on 'The Ipcress File' the other night? I resurrected one about 10 years ago.

joebog1 15th Mar 2022 2:16 am

Re: Ecko Festival of Britain model on the telly!
 
err hmmm looks very like an electric fan heater.

Soory Roj :-)

Joe

thermionic 15th Mar 2022 6:45 am

Re: Ekco Festival of Britain model on the telly!
 
Yes, I did. Wonderful!

Except they spoilt it ( as per usual ) by the almost immediate arrival of sound after switching it on! How can they keep getting this so wrong?


Simon T.

high_vacuum_house 15th Mar 2022 8:02 am

Re: Ekco Festival of Britain model on the telly!
 
I had one of those in the past. The tuning is 3 or 4 preset switches with indicator lamps behind the little windows on the L/H side of the speaker grille. Mine had a bad attack of woodworm and the knobs went a rather funny shape as if the plastic started to decompose!! I think I gave it to someone else!!

Christopher Capener

HamishBoxer 15th Mar 2022 8:06 am

Re: Ekco Festival of Britain model on the telly!
 
Spotted that last night, I have one here in my collection. All pre selected stations of course. Were they for the "Britain Can Make It" exhibition?

cheerfulcharlie 15th Mar 2022 9:49 am

Re: Talking Pictures TV -heads up
 
One for you - I wondered if you spotted the burglar police autodialer the other week in the delightful old crime show
DIAL 999?
Blimey what a contraption! Basically, the burglars broke a beam which set off a vinyl record to drop onto a platter and needle drop down and then a mechanical claw rotary dialled 999 on the phone, the record then said something like "hello Bloggs warehouse here, help!!, we are being burgled" .or something like that.
Of course, the very cool Inspector Maguire was there in 5 minutes.

Love it.

RojDW48 15th Mar 2022 2:13 pm

Re: Ekco Festival of Britain model on the telly!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by HamishBoxer (Post 1456471)
Spotted that last night, I have one here in my collection. All pre selected stations of course. Were they for the "Britain Can Make It" exhibition?

Designed for the 1951 Festival of Britain I think.

MurphyNut 15th Mar 2022 8:22 pm

Re: Ekco Festival of Britain model on the telly!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by RojDW48 (Post 1456446)
Did anyone else notice the rather stylish Ecko push button radio from 1951 on 'The Ipcress File' the other night? I resurrected one about 10 years ago.

Yes, I spotted that one, I have one in my collection too, nice set!

rambo1152 15th Mar 2022 10:33 pm

Re: Talking Pictures TV -heads up
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by cheerfulcharlie (Post 1456484)
One for you - I wondered if you spotted the burglar police autodialer the other week in the delightful old crime show
DIAL 999?
Blimey what a contraption! Basically, the burglars broke a beam which set off a vinyl record to drop onto a platter and needle drop down and then a mechanical claw rotary dialled 999 on the phone, the record then said something like "hello Bloggs warehouse here, help!!, we are being burgled" .or something like that.
Of course, the very cool Inspector Maguire was there in 5 minutes.

Love it.

https://www.vintage-radio.net/forum/...d.php?t=188396

Defiantly "Fair cop guv'nor, you got me bang to rights" territory.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0twYRgSQN0&t=437s

Welsh Anorak 16th Mar 2022 1:13 pm

Re: Vintage Radios, TVs etc in films and on TV (NOT ANACHRONISMS)
 
Ref post #373 - I think most sound engineers and even directors would know that a valve radio needs to warm up. However the dramatic tension would be spoiled if everyone had to wait around for what seems like ages, so a compromise is reached.

A similar situation arises when dialling out on a telephone. I believe early films (especially American) had the dial return speeded up. The usual solution, of course, is to use a cutaway while the number is being dialled. Spare a thought for the production team - we'd be the first to complain if an STD number was reached in four or five turns of the dial!


All times are GMT. The time now is 3:50 am.

Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright ©2002 - 2021, Paul Stenning.