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I can’t do the mountain of holiday ironing without watching the telly so this afternoon I am watching, quite by chance, ‘Collectaholics’  BBC2.  I think Gem would enjoy the programme as it has feature

I think it was me who did the snatching Lizzie. The poor lad didn't stand a chance. We had a great two and half years courting, made some fab memories. When I think back to our teens, it makes me smil

You can kiss a nun once and you can kiss a nun twice but don't get into the habit !!!

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Joined the 'Anon Crew' then ?

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Just had a couple of Jehovah's Witnesses come up the drive. I've not seen any of those for a long time. The alarm went off and they were spotted on camera. I was all prepared for them but they just shoved a leaflet through the letterbox and went away. Disappointed really! :biggrin:

 

 

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Just watched 'Years and Years' - the first of the 6 part drama on BBC 1...  I know it's fiction but it was scary stuff... pleased I'm on my way out, but fear for our young ones!    In 15 years when I'm 91,  if I'm still around, will I still care about the state of the world, I wonder.    

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Was it the Sweeney or the The Professionals or both where the good guys always drove Ford's..The bad in something British normally Jag's? early product placement? Do recall Reagan having a white mini in one episode.

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It was both of them, as Ford were quite pushy about getting their cars on TV. Hence the Sweeney had Granadas and the Professionals had Escort RS and Capri.

 

Unlike BMC, who apparently refused to supply Minis to the Italian Job film makers.

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2 hours ago, IAN123. said:

I have been recording Van Der Valk

I reckon that the only good part of Van Der Valk was the theme tune, Eye Level by the Simon Park Orchestra amazingly it got to number 1 in September 1973.

 

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10 minutes ago, Rob.L said:

It was both of them, as Ford were quite pushy about getting their cars on TV. Hence the Sweeney had Granadas and the Professionals had Escort RS and Capri.

 

Unlike British Leyland, who apparently refused to supply Minis to the Italian Job film makers.

The Sunbeam Alpine became the first Bond car in Dr No and I think I read somewhere that the Rootes Group were asked to provide free cars for Goldfinger but the sales execs did not think it would amount to much publicity or generate sales so they declined.

Didn't Maxwell Smart drive a Sunbeam Tiger?

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Agree about Van der valk Oz,, Barrie Foster born in Beeston,,

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The producers of 'The Saint'  wanted a British car for Roger Moore portraying Simon Templer & approached Jaguar to supply a vehicle. The producers explained that the show would be weekly & expected a wide audience throughout Britain & possibly overseas thereby giving Jaguar a massive promotion & advertising platform simply by supplying a car.

Jaguar responded by saying "we at Jaguar do not give away our cars! If you want a car then you will have to buy one"

Volvo heard about this & informed the production team that they would not only supply a car to assist the making of the show, but would also supply another car for the personal use of Mr. Moore. Furthermore they would cut a car in half to enable interior shots of Mr, Moore behind the wheel,

As a result the Volvo  reg. ST1 received promotion & advertising that no car manufacturer could hope to buy & the model became a classic.

The Swedes obviously had greater insight & forward thinking than the'good old British' establishment within the British car industry.

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It was an astute business move several years ago regarding Volvo trucks. Volvo allegedly bought up loads of second hand trucks, in order to deplete the market, just as they were about to reveal a brand new model !  

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38 minutes ago, jopip said:

The producers of 'The Saint'  wanted a British car for Roger Moore portraying Simon Templer & approached Jaguar to supply a vehicle. The producers explained that the show would be weekly & expected a wide audience throughout Britain & possibly overseas thereby giving Jaguar a massive promotion & advertising platform simply by supplying a car.

Jaguar responded by saying "we at Jaguar do not give away our cars! If you want a car then you will have to buy one"

 

Presumably Jaguar had learned its lesson, they must have been pretty quick to supply the XJS for the '80s follow-up series.

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21 minutes ago, denshaw said:

Did the same thing happen with Bond films? Aston Martins were used a few times.

 

AM still do have an association with the Bond brand. They’re even making a few “new” DB5s with most of the toys for wealthy clients.

 

Only £3m each!

 

https://www.topgear.com/car-news/movies/everything-you-need-know-about-astons-new-goldfinger-db5s#1

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I’ve just been talking to the guys at Sherwood Restorations, our local classic car dealer in Southwell. I often go in for a chat and to kick a few tyres. They’ve got a Sunbeam Alpine in for a complete restoration and they have just sold a fully restored Sunbeam Tiger of 1965 vintage which was advertised at £84,995! 

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Not sure exactly why Aston Martin was chosen for the Bond films when Bonds choice in the Flemings books was Bentley.

If Bentley was approached maybe their reaction was the same as Jaguar when asked by the producers of The Saint.

I can't see Bentley giving away 2 cars & slicing one in half.

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