The Champions
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Talking Pictures March 2021: The Champions

An occasional look at what classic TV shows Talking Pictures (Sky 328 | Freeview 81 | Freesat 306 | Virgin 445) is going to be airing soon

Obviously, TMINE isn’t quite at its usual running speed at the moment, so I’m not going to be doing full Talking Pictures listings rundowns for quite some time yet. But this did jump out at me when I saw the latest schedule highlights.

The Champions is coming to Talking Pictures! Yay!

I don’t need to discuss it too much here, since I wrote about it many years ago for the now-defunct TV Scoop but posted my write-up here. All I’ll say is: watch it – it’s on every Sunday from 7 March at 9pm! And here’s a promo video, for those who don’t want to read that; or maybe I’ll just say it’s the 1960s version of Iron Fist, assuming anyone other than me regarded that as a recommendation.

Upstairs Downstairs
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Talking Pictures November 2020: The June Allyson Show, Rooms, Hannay, Out and Upstairs Downstairs

An occasional look at what classic TV shows Talking Pictures (Sky 328 | Freeview 81 | Freesat 306 | Virgin 445) is going to be airing soon

We’re now into November with the Talking Pictures schedule, and there’s a good few ‘new’ and returning shows coming to the line-up that I’ve been able to spot, including one biggie.

Full details of when you can watch The June Allyson Show, Rooms, Hannay, Out and – because you demanded it, apparently – Upstairs Downstairs.

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Talking Pictures October 2020: The Mind of Mr JG Reeder, Burke’s Law, Armchair Theatre, Dick Powell Theatre, Dick Barton: Special Agent and Reilly: Ace of Spies

An occasional look at what classic TV shows Talking Pictures (Sky 328 | Freeview 81 | Freesat 306 | Virgin 445) is going to be airing soon

It’s hard keeping up with Talking Pictures. They’re sending me a (slightly inconsistent) Excel spreadsheet every week now and I’m having to use my mad table powers to find all the new TV shows they have in the schedule – which is often a lot. Who says no skills are required to run TMINE?

Anyway, a full rundown of the new shows I’ve spotted (because you never know when I might have missed one), starting from today and running right up until November 1 in a mo: The Mind of Mr JG Reeder, Burke’s Law, Armchair Theatre, Dick Powell Theatre, Dick Barton: Special Agent and Reilly: Ace of Spies.

Some of these have been on Talking Pictures before, but it never hurts to list them again, does it?

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Edward Woodward as Callan
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Talking Pictures September 2020: Callan, Enemy at the Door and Midnight is a Place

An occasional look at what classic TV shows Talking Pictures (Sky 328 | Freeview 81 | Freesat 306 | Virgin 445) is going to be airing soon

It’s been a while since the last Talking Pictures rundown, but since I got as far as the end of August, we’ve only missed a couple of weeks of possible new shows, you’ll be glad to hear. In fact, we only missed a couple of episodes…

Callan - Suddenly At Home

Callan

Starts: Wednesday, September 15, 4am (weekdays)

This was last on Talking Pictures in March 2019, so I don’t need to explain again how brilliant it is. But you do need to watch it if you’ve not seen it before – Talking Pictures is beginning tonight/tomorrow morning with a selection of the rarely seen black and white episodes.

Enemy at the Door

Airs: Sundays, 9pm

Sorry, this has already started, but it’s only two episodes in, with the third to air on Sunday, so you haven’t missed too much.

During the Second World War, the inhabitants of Guernsey, one of the Channel Islands, try to cope with the German occupation.

Midnight is a Place

Starts: Saturday, September 26, 9am

Based on the Joan Aiken historical melodrama. Lucas Bell is lonely. To be an orphan at Midnight Court in 1842 is not pleasant.

Reyes de la noche
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French TV

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International TV

  • Stanley Tucci to star in AMC (US)/Movistar+ (Spain)/MOD Pictures (Spain)’s La Fortuna (formerly El Tesoro del Cisne Negro (The Treasure of the Black Swan))

Spanish TV

  • Movistar+/Zeta Studios green light: 80s/90s rival radio journalists comedy Reyes de la Noche (Knights of the Night), with Javier Gutiérrez, Miki Esparbé and Itsaso Arana

UK TV

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