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A famous outtake from the original The Blue Lamp series.

A character keeps trying to say 'Dock Green nick' and comes up with Dock Green Dick and Dick Green Dock. Deserves an Oscar for keeping a straight face.

Edit: I actually laughed till I cried just now at this, first time I'd seen it.
 
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Kaiju-esque music video, the song is OK, can't say I'd be bothered without the visuals. Impressive on what I assume was a very low budget.

 

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In 1949, Tom Riley is arrested for the murder of PC George Dixon. As he awaits interrogation at the station, he is mysteriously transported into an episode of The Filth - a 1988 police series where the hard men rule. Starring Sean Chapman, Ian Brimble, Karl Johnson as PC Taffy Hughes, John Woodvine and Kenneth Cranham. Directed by Guy Slater.

Since George Dixon died in 1950, in 'The Blue Lamp', should the entire series of 'Dixon of Dock Green' (1955 to 1976) be regarded as a prequel to "Life on Mars" and "Ashes to Ashes"

Which is set in a sort of limbo for police officers who've died before their time and still have unresolved issues. George Dixon signs off the final episode.
 

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I remember reading that Jack Warner, in his dotage, took to camping around in his unauthorized police uniform and clipping the ears of any young scamps who crossed his path! :pipe:
Those were the days, when fake policemen were better than the real police of today...
 

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I think that's also the solution in the early Cliff Richard pic, Serious Charge. Or maybe the Bobby just delivers the perp. to his dad for the thrashing. :bhave:
 

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For a long time I have been looking for a copy of The Whisperer In Darkness film made in 2011. I came across a site called HDBest which had a copy of it for watching. I haven't watched it yet, but the credits at the end mentions that amongst the characters is Charles Fort.

I hope to watch this tomorrow.
 

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An interesting vid from Nottingham Uni about Plutonium.

It's mainly about extracting the Plutonium from spent reactor fuel for re-use. Ends up with a good story of a scientist working with entire stock of British Plutonium during WWll, which amounted to 10mg at the time, being so tired he spilled it all on a table, & his method of recovery.

 

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This is old, but I recently stumbled upon it again and I thought some of you might have missed it.

Homeless chap in the U.S. has a perfect announcer's voice without any effects.

 

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We don't appear to have a thread on the horrid subject of Premature Burial, though I think the matter was much discussed on threads about vampires etc.

Here is a grimly-entertaining page which views the subject through some morbid postcards, which now require explaining.

I was investigating the old and politically-incorrect music-hall song, "I wouldn't leave my little wooden hut for you!" Illustrators seized on the chance to give the title, really about cannibals, a Poe-like twist or two. It is interesting to see Harry Clarke's distortion of the coffin shape inspiring much later film posters.

I also like the meat-canning twist, though "wooden" does not fit the tin very well! Upton Sinclair was raising a stink about the meat-packing industry in 1906, by which time the song was already ten years old.

All this in the context of a blog mainly about Anton Walbrook. :)
 

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Atomic Robot Man was the second oldest toy robot produced *, made in occupied Japan in the 1940's. Cool enough to be in the Old School Cool thread (Daddio) and I don't know how much an original would cost but .. some-one in the BB clan (besides me) is getting a Chinese replica with sharp edges and swallowable bits for Xmas.
From Jesters.com and they do other types of wind up toys as well. https://www.jesters.com/tin-toys/page/5.html

Atomic Robot Man.jpg

* First was Lilliput robot ?
 

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Atomic Robot Man was the second oldest toy robot produced * ...
* First was Lilliput robot ?
So it would seem ...

The first tin toy robot to be made is believed to be Lilliput from Japan. The square, yellow robot was always thought to date from the 1930’s, but experts now believe he was actually first made in post-War occupied Japan around the mid-1940’s. The next robot that was released was Atomic Robot Man in the late 1940’s. He was given out as a promotional gift at the 1950 New York Sci-Fi Convention.
The History of Toy Robots
https://blog.retroplanet.com/the-history-of-toy-robots/
 

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This is just utterly visually mesmerising....check to see at what point you go through the cycle of becoming convinced that the dancers are actually real/not real/real...
 
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