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Re: Comics on TV

Post by Digifiend » 15 Nov 2016, 06:41

stevezodiac wrote:Barrie Tomlinson was the "artist". He was interviewed last night on talksport. Ex editor of Tiger he has written a book about Roy of the Rovers. He was also interviewed in yesterday's Daily Mirror.
http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/ ... or-9246601

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Re: Comics on TV

Post by DavidKW » 10 Dec 2016, 08:11

Was watching Top Of The Pops 1982 last Thursday:
The first act was The Piranhas featuring Boring Bob Grover doing "Zambesi" - Bob was in a Dennis the Menace style jersey with a rolled up copy of the Beano in his pocket.

That edition is getting repeated at 10:30 on BBC4 tonight.

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Re: Comics on TV

Post by Al » 11 Dec 2016, 01:57

Here's one that you couldn't buy in the shops. Funo from an episode of The Army Game Series 4 Episode 10 (aired 27 Nov. 1959) - Officers and Gentlemen. I was watching it last night.

It's obviously the Beano comic with the word 'Fun' placed over 'Bean'. Does anyone want to take a stab at what issue it was?
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Re: Comics on TV

Post by jakob1978 » 11 Dec 2016, 02:32

Al wrote:Here's one that you couldn't buy in the shops. Funo from an episode of The Army Game Series 4 Episode 10 (aired 27 Nov. 1959) - Officers and Gentlemen. I was watching it last night.

It's obviously the Beano comic with the word 'Fun' placed over 'Bean'. Does anyone want to take a stab at what issue it was?
It's Beano number 906, you can see the cover on this page (3rd row)

http://www.coverbrowser.com/covers/beano/19

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Re: Comics on TV

Post by Al » 11 Dec 2016, 02:54

Well, that mystery didn't last very long :)

Thanks Jakob,

Al

(That's a useful little website that you've linked to BTW)

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Re: Comics on TV

Post by Niblet » 11 Dec 2016, 18:54

DavidKW wrote:Was watching Top Of The Pops 1982 last Thursday:
The first act was The Piranhas featuring Boring Bob Grover doing "Zambesi" - Bob was in a Dennis the Menace style jersey with a rolled up copy of the Beano in his pocket.

That edition is getting repeated at 10:30 on BBC4 tonight.
Thanks for the info - I grabbed these off iPlayer...

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I don't think anyone is going to be able to identify the issue involved (go on - prove me wrong! This TOTP was originally broadcast on 21 October 1982 if it's any help).

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Re: Comics on TV

Post by Digifiend » 13 Dec 2016, 19:40

I think it's either 2099 or 2100, which would've been the current issue at the time of filming.
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You can just make out Dennis above the E of the logo in your second pic, the other issues around that time had a solid blue box above the logo.

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Post by jakob1978 » 13 Dec 2016, 20:40

Digifiend wrote:I think it's either 2099 or 2100, which would've been the current issue at the time of filming.
You can just make out Dennis above the E of the logo in your second pic, the other issues around that time had a solid blue box above the logo.
Out of those 2, i think it's 2099. In the first pic you can see a blueish block above the logo which doesn't match 2100, and it may be me just seeing what I want to, but in the second pic, it does look like that image of Dennis pointing at the reader.

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Re: Comics on TV

Post by Niblet » 15 Dec 2016, 00:30

Good suggestions, Digi. I agree with Jakob that 2099 seems to most closely match the cover shown in the screen grabs.
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Re: Comics on TV

Post by Niblet » 15 Dec 2016, 00:48

From Children's Film Foundation feature Supersonic Saucer (1956 or 1958 depending on which source you choose to believe - there's no year shown in the credits)...

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Sadly the image is just not quite sharp enough to read the cover date. This screen grab is from a TV broadcast, maybe the image on the DVD is clearer.

There's a scene later in the film where one of the villains is seen reading what may be a comic, but this is the best view I could get...

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Re: Comics on TV

Post by Niblet » 15 Dec 2016, 19:12

Digifiend wrote:#789 dated June 25, 1955
..another good find!

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Re: Comics on TV

Post by Niblet » 16 Dec 2016, 18:13

There's another Beano on display in the 'United We Sit' episode of Please Sir! originally broadcast on 04 December 1971.

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Re: Comics on TV

Post by Digifiend » 17 Dec 2016, 04:28

I can tell you straight away without even checking, that that Beano is definitely from 1971. Any earlier and it would have the 1960s logo.

#1531, November 20th 1971... wow, they filmed that really close to broadcast then.
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Niblet wrote:
Digifiend wrote:#789 dated June 25, 1955
..another good find!
Mickey Mouse Weekly's Wikipedia article linked to the website I found the cover on. :)

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Re: Comics on TV

Post by stevezodiac » 17 Dec 2016, 14:58

Nobody is wondering what John Lennon is doing in Please Sir? In the brown leather jacket. He's playing guitar too, further proof.

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