Monday, 15 February 2010

The Ambassadors Of Death & Inferno

Welcome back! We look at two Third Doctor repeats this week, but first...

The first trailer you'll see comes from May 2001, when UK Gold were repeating the fourteenth season of Doctor Who as part of their 'Sci-Fi Sunday' line up, which included Blake's 7 and Quantum Leap. It was very rare for Doctor Who to be featured in trailers at this point in time, so I'm glad I managed to record it!

The continuity for The Ambassadors of Death and Inferno dates from September 2000; the 3rd and 10th to be precise. As well as the usual continuity announcements, there's an extended clip from episode five - just to show you how awful UK Gold's copy really was! - as well as the following trailers...

Fawlty Towers at 25 trailer (umpteenth repeat of the classic sitcom)

Tuesday: One Foot In The Grave & Hope And Glory trailer
No clips of Victor Meldrew, but the 5th Doctor, Peter Davison himself can be seen!

Comedy Alternative trailer (weeknights)
Clips: Just Good Friends, Birds of a Feather, The Good Life

Fawlty Towers trailer (continuing the repeat season)

Saturday Night Comedy trailer
Clips: Gimme Gimme Gimme, The Vicar of Dibley, Coupling and Harry Enfield's Television Programme

Enjoy and come back next Monday for another slice of nostalgia!


  1. KinggodzillakFebruary 20, 2010

    I think this must have been the Ambassadors/Inferno repeats that I first saw - strangely enough the thing I remember most about them is that Fawlty Towers trailer. Still have them on video somewhere - and yes, the picture quality on Ambassadors was terrible at time but the story was so good it didn't matter.

    Appropriately enough I remember the Inferno sunday as being incredibly hot...

  2. That trailer from May 2001 must have been broadcast just before the UK Gold logo changed on 7th May. They also stopped using the programme holding slides on the ad breaks after this point.
    Standards started to go downhill from then on, in my opinion.

  3. So true Tom! I remember watching 'Talons' not longer after the change and being appalled at the sharp cuts to the holding slide at the end of each episode - even cutting out the famous cliffhanger scream!