TV programmes and films - what are your favourites?

Just wondering what we all watch when there's not much on the television? Quadrophenia is the obvious one of course, but I confess I've never seen it all the way through.
On the series front, on my shelf there are box sets of the Mrs Peel & Tara King Avengers, of Gerry Anderson’s UFO, some original Star Trek.
Films wise, I’ve the 1967 Casino Royale (plotless and confused, but I love every weird minute), The Italian Job, Roman Holiday, all the Beatles films (sorry…), Breakfast at Tiffany's, etc. There’s Metropolis, some lesser known French films, a Small Faces documentary, and Cracked Actor.  
On the more general side of things there are also two of my favourite films, 2001 and Lawrence of Arabia, but my favourite film of all must be How to Steal a Million, with Audrey Hepburn and Peter O’Toole.

What're your favourites? 

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  • Quick heads up if ure not out on the Town struttin ure Mod Stuff tonite...

    Yesterday Channel 19 Freeview- 8PM Tonite, Quadrophenia - Can you see the Real Me, Rockumentary Pete Townsend talks about it-1973 LP, with interviews Roger Daltrey, John Entwistle,Keith Moon.


  • Saw this last Friday on BBC iPlayer-Sharon Osborne presents Rock n Roll's Dogiest Deals. Good Footage of The Small Faces and The Animals with interviews with Kenny Jones and Eric Burdon....Didn't know Sharons Dad was Music Manager Don Arden who Ripped Off The Small Faces and The Animals! Near the start of the program so you don't have to watch it all.


    Sharon Osbourne Presents Rock 'n' Roll's Dodgiest Deals
    Sharon Osbourne presents the story of pop deals from Little Richard to Robbie Williams.
    • LOL Typo Dodgiest Deals!!!

      Sharon Osbourne Presents Rock 'n' Roll's Dodgiest Deals
      Sharon Osbourne presents the story of pop deals from Little Richard to Robbie Williams.
    • Steve, my nephew who knows nothing about Modernism/Mod, knew Steve Marriot who told him about the way he was had over by S.O's dad some time ago. I wondered at the time if Marriot was embellishing history. The programme made very depressing viewing and I did't have to wonder anymore.

      If we compare the restricted number of stores at which The Small Faces had expense accounts to buy their clobber to the international corporations that "labels" have now become and the amount of money stars can make today, "fings ain't wot they used to be".

      It is good to see talented people being paid fairly. I am not so sure that labels represent value for money.

      Good heads up Steve.


      Sharon Osbourne Presents Rock 'n' Roll's Dodgiest Deals
      Sharon Osbourne presents the story of pop deals from Little Richard to Robbie Williams.
  • Prefer Mrs.Gale Avengers to be honest, even if she was a r***** in one episode (Build a Better Mousetrap).

  • Alex Turner Soundtrack

  • I assume radio programmes are included here.

    This morning I listened to Radio4 at 9.00am. They are doing a series on Soul on Thursday mornings so I thought I would give it a go. I am not sure what the term Soul means and I suspect everyone has there own opinion.

    Anyway the number featured this morning was Waterloo Sunset by the Kinks, which I knew of course and know that the Kinks are admired by some Mods. I am so glad I listened to the programme.

    It started with an American lady talking about her British husband. He had been born around the time the Kinks released this number and she went on to say that he had bought himself a little scooter, a Vespa. This when they were married and living in California. I immediately thought he was probably a Mod. This was his favourite number and from there on the programme was dedicated to the song itself.

    It was played to close the Olympics in 2012 in London when it was called an anthem for London.

    To my ear it sounds and reminds me of a folk song. Because I listen to a lot of jazz, I am always improvising in my head when I hear music. I hear Scarborough Fair as well when I listen to Waterloo Sunset.

    I will never hear Waterloo Sunset the same again after listening to this programme. It was to me very moving and took me in a very different direction to what I expected. I would  much appreciate it if others on here listened to it and told me what they made of it. I would like the Mod take on it. I haven't said too much about the programme because if anyone does listen to it, I would like them to  experience I  as I did. 

    I thought it was really good and can recommend it.


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