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  • Books in TV Shows (continued)

    Original thread:

    Books in TV Shows

    With the assistance of village shopkeeper Hazel Bainbridge, British Intelligence agent
    John Savident tries to decode a chemical equation in Episode 6 of Tightrope (1972) ...

    The series only exists now as a black & white copy but at least I know what this
    looks like in colour - Codes & Secret Writing by Herbert S. Zim (Piccolo, 1971):

    Tightrope will return with books spotted in other episodes.

  • #2
    Anthony Booth's current reading matter in TILL DEATH US DO PART when Alf's is not "The Letter" (tx: 12.02.1975):

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    It appears to be the 1974 Coronet paperback edition:

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    And all of 50p!


    • #3
      Inspector Morse with some light reading.......

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      • #4
        A screencap from the Super Gran Christmas Special Supergran and the World's Worst Circus (1986), featuring Willard (Michael Graham), reading Kevin Keegan's Book of British Football.

        Also seen in the above screencap - Super Gran (Gudrun Ure).

        The front cover of the Book (published in 1981), seen in the above screencap.


        • #5
          There's a restaging of Alf getting trapped in an upstairs window from TILL DEATH US DO PART in IN SICKNESS & IN HEALTH, though this time it's Mrs. Hollingbery's windows he's been washing:

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          She's more interested in her book . . .

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          . . . which is one of those literary classics from the pink quill of Barbara Cartland.


          • #6
            A screencap (featuring the front cover of a Book) from episode three of the four part Armchair Thriller Serial High Tide (1980), the Actress stubbing out a cigarette in the screencap below, was Kika Markham (whose character was called Helen Thomas).

            The African Queen (Author - C. S. Forester), first published in 1935 -


            • #7
              The edition of the book Susan Dowdall has as her bedfellow in PUBLIC EYE "Works with Chess, Not with Life" seems a bit thin for the subject matter:

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              But it does appear to be the Macmillan hardcover from 1959:

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              The print must be awfully small!