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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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Apparently the woman that owned the number plate ST1 did quite well from it.

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

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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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You can get a Tiger her for between 54,000 and 75,000 quid for a recent restoration,

Business opportunity for someone as cars here do not have to endure salt on the roads in winter.

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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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Jaguar did manage to get Ian Ogilvy (Saint 2) into the new V12 XJS - pity about the E.Type though for Roger Moore !

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BBC2’s been a trip down memory lane tonight.

 

Thatcher followed by a doc on the 80’s.

 

 

 

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On 1 May 2018 at 8:31 PM, benjamin1945 said:

never been to Benidorm but the series as made me want to

 

Give it spin youth, I'm bang central, it's bonkers, it's been busy all week, but from about 12 noon today there's  been a continuous raw like a football crowd & getting louder by the hour, sure someone's banging a drum?  ..... The weekend stag & hen & Birthdays have turned up! 

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Really enjoyed ‘Who Do You Think You Are’ this evening with Jack Whitehall and his lovely Dad Michael, and what a snappy dresser Michael is too. (Ben you would have appreciated his clobber)  The programme had a lot of humour which made for a change. Certainly more watchable than last week’s episode about Daniel Ratcliffe’s ancestors, with Daniel coming across as a total bore with really very little interest in what he was learning about his family.  

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Unfortunately, iv'e been familiar with this talentless, most annoying pair for sometime...

Other than the equally enjoying Sugar Sidekick, Nick Hewar (I used to like watching Countdown)

It has to be, the most irritating episode ever. 

197,000 ? Well I don't know where that went says Michael.....

 

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Not really watching it ,,but just noticed Johnny Depp in ''Pirates of the Caribbean'  bump into Judi Dench,,,,he's only copying me,,,i bumped into her on Maid Marian way about 1966..........he did it in a Stagecoach 2011,,,,another difference was he gave her a kiss and got a smile.......all i got was a load of verbals.............lol

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When a woman is over 80, any kiss from a younger bloke will be followed by a smile. Don't worry Ben, you've probably since made up for the disappointment.

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Secrets of the National Trust presented by Alan Titchmarsh is usually quite good. Episode 3 featured Plas Newydd and he spent ages talking about the mural that Whistler painted and all the places included. Alan Titchmarsh missed out one very special feature of the mural: the fact that when you walk past it the boat in the centre turns and footsteps change direction. This could have been illustrated using camera movement. When we visited I spent a while enjoying that feature. There is a similar effect on a painting at Packwood House in 
Warwickshire. I asked a friend who is an artist how the effect is produced on a painting. She said that it is to do with the layering and application of the paint.

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I saw that programme a few weeks ago...and I wasn't aware of the effect until you've just mentioned it.  Unfortunately it doesn't work on a computer screen either !

 

https://www.google.com/search?q=whistler+plas+newydd&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiFv5vj-4TkAhWnQUEAHRwqCwgQ_AUIEigC&biw=1674&bih=861#imgrc=_

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To see it you would have to walk past the mural holding a video camera. Next time I go to Packwood house I will try making a video of the effect there and see if it works. Plas Newydd is just a bit far away!

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I like the Scandinavian detective stories on BBC4. Below the Surface series 2 is on now and it is good. A couple of things in the story line surprise me. When the hostage situation starts the story line says there is no passenger list and it also shows people in the car deck. One crew member asks them to leave. On ferries to Shetland, Orkney and the Isle of Man I am sure they lock the doors to the car decks. The ferry in the story line is going from Denmark to Sweden. These bits of detail are not spoiling my enjoyment. A good dark tale with plenty of cliff hangers!

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