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Bodie's phone

16 March 2019 | 19:43
posted by: macklingirl in the_safehouse

Have you too always wondered what is on the dial of Bodie's phone in Purging of CI5? I mean there is something on it and I never noticed what it is before.

Look here, you can see there is a sticker or something, but I couldn't get it right.

So, does anybody know what it is? Would be nice to read the answer.

And for all who want to know I put the answer under the cut. :-)

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International Women's Day 2019 Part Two - CI5 Women

9 March 2019 | 00:49
posted by: byslantedlight in the_safehouse

Back again as promised, with some of the women of CI5, in episode order - I didn't get very far though, VLC Player was conspiring against me tonight... *headdesk* Are five pics too many outside a cut? In the old days I'd've said definitely, but... well, let me know if it is. *g*

Betty - Close Quarters - EwaC - Female Factor - KWaLA - ODwNT - PMPD - WtHCO - WtJE - Cowley's secretary, or at least we only see her in Cowley's office and CI5 hq in general. She's in lots of the first series, and she's the first woman CI5 personnel that we see, I think.
Betty - ODwNT Betty - WtJE

Susie - Long Shot - the "new girl", presumably an agent because she's working out rather than just wandering along a corridor or in an office.
Susie - LongShot Susie02 - LongShot

Sarah - Stakeout - Sarah seems to be Cowley's secretary, or an office assistant, anyway, because again we only see her in the office - though she's there at all hours, so the secretaries must work interesting shifts!
Sarah - StakeOut Sarah02 - StakeOut

CI5 woman - WtHCO - Well we hear a woman's voice trying to save Cowley from the Minister walking into his office, but we don't see her.

CI5 woman 2 - WtHCO - This is the woman who slips Bodie something in the corridor (it looks like keys). So she could be anyone from an agent to a secretary to a computer operator, to a trainer.
CI5woman - WtHCO

Ruth Pettifer - First Night - Hunter/Hunted - Rogue - She's Cowley's driver in Rogue, and clearly knows what's going on with the almost-informer who was killed. She works with new agent assessments in H/H.
Ruth Pettifer - Rogue

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International Women's Day 2019 - Who's your Favourite Woman in Pros?

8 March 2019 | 14:12
posted by: byslantedlight in the_safehouse

So it's International Women's Day, and it occurs to me that although my favourite focus in Pros is entirely 100% our Bodie/Doyle (note the slash, too *g*), I have always appreciated the number of female agents that are in CI5 - compare that to other contemporary-ish shows like The Sweeney and so on!

And we hardly ever post about them (well, see above B/D choose-your-favourite-pairing).

So - if you're thinking about choosing a favourite female CI5 agent/staff, who would you pick and why? If it helps, you can see some here at this post, and here's a list of the women's agents according to the fab Professional Insight (eps are alphabetically listed):

Agent 1.18 - Blood Sports
Betty - Close Quarters - EwaC - Female Factor - KWaLA - ODwNT - PMPD - WtHCO - WtJE
Susan Fisher - Dead Reckoning - Purging
Female driver for Cowley - Discovered in a Graveyard
Julia - Fall Girl
Ruth Pettifer - First Night - Hunter/Hunted - Rogue
Female computer operator - Foxhole on the Roof
Agent 6.7, Julie - Fugitive
Woman in interrogation room - Fugitive
CI5 woman in terrorist's flat - Fugitive
Female staff in computer room - The Gun
Agent 2.4, telephonist - Hunter/Hunted
Cowley's secretary - Hunter/Hunted
Kirstie, Cowley's secretary - Involvement
Susie - Long Shot
Computer operator - MoMH
Female driver for Cowley - A Man Called Quinn
Cowley's driver - No Stone
Control - No Stone
CI5 woman - Ojuka Situation
Computer operator - Operation Susie
Female in computer room - Operator Susie
New woman - Purging
Woman agent - Spy Probe
Cowley's driver - Spy Probe
Sarah, Cowley's secretary - Stakeout
Agent 6.2, Sally - WitC
Helen - WitC
Unnamed woman - WitC
Unnamed woman - WitC
CI5 woman - WtHCO
Kate Ross - Wild Justice
Liz Spalding - You'll be Alright
Several female computer personnel - You'll be Alright

Quite a long list really, isn't it! Has anyone been missed off?

Or, would anyone like to help me acknowledge the work that these women do for CI5 by finding and making a post to a Pros comm or your own lj of screencaps showing them (I won't be able to start until I finish work at 5pm today, but then I'm going to see what I can do - look at all those half-invisible women! *g*).

I just wish the only Pros icon I have with women on it wasn't so pink - but at least it's a woman-power Pros icon! *g*
Julie2 Ruth4 Susan-02

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Rabb.it Proswatch! Female Factor

27 February 2019 | 10:20
posted by: kiwisue in the_safehouse

Signal boosting for FJBRYAN for this session in less than 4 hours time (what a day to sleep in!)

Today it's "Female Factor" - guest starring Pamela Salem, Felicity Dean, and the first appearance of Sally Harrison!

TONIGHT, Feb. 26, 10PM EST. So it's evening on the Eastern seaboard of the US.

LINK: https://www.rabb.it/FJBryan

Get yourself a rabb.it account, use the link to join.

United States:
9pm CST
8pm Mountain
7pm Pacific

Asia, Pacifica & Australasia
4:00 PM WEDNESDAY 27TH New Zealand (NZ Daylight time)
2:00 PM WEDNESDAY 27TH in Sydney
1:30 PM WEDNESDAY 27TH in Adelaide
11 AM WEDNESDAY 27TH Hong Kong
8:30 AM WEDNESDAY 27TH Mumbai, India

UK and Europe
5:00 AM WEDNESDAY 27TH Saturday Helsinki
4:00 AM WEDNESDAY 27TH Berlin
3:00 AM WEDNESDAY 27TH London

Thanks again to our host, FJBryan.

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Photoshoot - the freefall simulator one

22 February 2019 | 15:51
posted by: byslantedlight in the_safehouse

For cim3745, who said she'd not seen these pics before. And for all of us, really, cos as merentha13 said - it's Friday! *g*
BD armyplaynewsarticle

BD Bodiesnose (greengerbil) BD BodiesnoseSquash

BD ArmyBoys BD squashnose Scope

BD squashnose2 Scope BD Dharness (scope)


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Pros Zines 4 sale

13 February 2019 | 12:03
posted by: krisserci5 in the_safehouse

Selling a Professionals zine collection for BistoCon and ShareCon benifit

price + postage

please email Batsrgr8 at aol dot com ( I live in Calif)

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11 February 2019 | 22:42
posted by: macklingirl in the_safehouse

While creating some pictures for the Valentine-challenge over at discoveredinalj I made some more I like to share.

Blue Sky

Seeing True Love In The Sky

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Sad news...

9 February 2019 | 22:28
mood: sadsad
posted by: londonronnie in the_safehouse

Very sorry to have to report that two of our Pros alumni have left us in recent weeks.

Del Henney, who played Benny in 'Where The Jungle Ends' and Quinn in 'A Man Called Quinn', passed away on January 14th at the age of 83. A few days later, on January 18th, Sylvia Kay, who played Frances Cottingham in 'A Hiding To Nothing', also left us. She was 82.

RIP, and thanks for the memories.

Del Henney 1935 - 2019

Sylvia Kay 1936 - 2019

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A 21st Century Circuit ?

9 February 2019 | 18:18
posted by: fiorenza_a in the_safehouse

As anyone who follows my ramblings may know, I have a keen interest in zine preservation. Not just Pros zines, or popular zines, but all zines. It is thought the forebears of zines as we know them evolved in the early part of the 20th century, but in those early years - as far as anyone knows - in the main, they were a sandbox for science fiction writers, a way for them to hone their writing skills, and had a very limited circulation (basically the writing group that spawned them). Those early zines helped launch the careers of some of the most renowned fantasy and sci-fi authors of their era (although they probably wouldn't appreciate those epithets).

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So I wondered, gentle Prosfolk, can you see a time when a new Circuit emerges, where people pass on these offline stories, from hand to hand, by word of mouth, as they used to do, because there are no longer the zines to carry them?

(And if you're interested in doing something about zine preservation, why not talk to morgandawn about Zinedom Volunteers? Like many of you, I'm not sanguine about zines disappearing into academic vaults, but let's preserve the zines first and argue about access later. I'd rather know dodos still existed, than let them die out for want of a ticket to the zoo.)

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Keeping warm on a very cold winter's day - Lads style!

30 January 2019 | 13:32
posted by: merentha13 in the_safehouse

byslantedlight noted that it has been a bit quiet round here - so

With a temperature of -5 degrees (F) and a wind chill of -30, my finicky 15 year old car decided it wasn't going to venture out today. I was very distressed to have to take a day off from work! ;-) So to mitigate my disappointment, I turned to the lads - as one does! This is the result:

parchment-w-text - resized

larger version if you click on the pic

Hope you're all keeping warm!

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MS in 1991 - a kind of PhotoShoot Snap

27 January 2019 | 22:26
posted by: byslantedlight in the_safehouse

merentha13 made a lovely post in her lj the other day, for MS's birthday, and in one of her comments wondered where she might find other pics from a couple of the photoshoots. I know I've seen various versions around lj for years and years, and I know I've posted a few myself, but my files have gotten terribly jumbled so I thought I'd start off by posting this version of one of the pics - complete with the article that it came in. Happy January! (and if anyone has any other versions from the same photoshoot, it might be nice to gather them all together - sharing is caring, and all that jazz! *g*)

1991 MSRadioTimes00

1991 MSRadioTimes01 1991 MSRadioTimes02

1991 MSRadioTimes03

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The 10th Annual Pros Big Bang Challenge

25 January 2019 | 01:07
posted by: krisserci5 in the_safehouse

The 10th Annual Pros Big Bang Challenge

We're Back!!!!! And just in time for . . .

The 10th Annual Pros Big Bang Challenge

For those of you who haven’t seen a Big Bang Challenge before, it’s a collaborative effort between writers and artists. Writers sign up to write a story with a minimum word count. Later in the process, artists claim a story based on an anonymous story summary and produce at least one piece of art to go with it. The art can be an illustration, a manip, or even a vid.

This year's word count is 10,000 to encourage more writers to dip their toes into the welcoming water. But please remember 10,000 is the minimum word count and if you would like to write 30,000, 50,000 or even 100,000 we will cheer you on all the way.

This is the time to think about that fic you started but RL got in the way, or the fic that just needs to be polished . . . or you just found languishing on a floppy disk. Hear the rally cry to join us!!!

And now for the schedule.............

Writer sign ups will start on the 1st February and run until the 1st March.
Artist sign ups will start on the 1st May and run until the 31st May.
Rough drafts are due at the start of July and the artists claims day will happen just after that.
Final stories and art are due in late September and posting begins in October.

And you can find the more detailed schedule on the ci5_boxoftricks profile page and on the left hand side of the main comm page.

Of course even if you don't plan on signing up, please do feel free to join the community. You can help by cheerleading, volunteering to beta, providing prompts, and generally joining in the festivities.

So fire up your word processor, sharpen your pencils, fine tune your Photoshop skills, gear up your vidding software and get ready for the 2019 Box of Tricks!

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Rabb.it Proswatch! Killer with a Long arm

10 January 2019 | 22:42
posted by: kiwisue in the_safehouse

Last month caught me completely off guard, so I am determined to do better in 2019! Signal boosting from FJBryan as usual.

"If you are subscribed to the BistoCon group on LJ, DW, or Facebook, and more recently in the Pros Newsletter, you will have seen posts about our get-togethers over on Rabb.it. Rabb.it is a platform that allows one person to share their laptop or computer screen with a large number of others, so that they see the same film or episode simultaneously. If you've been joining in, you know we've had a lot of fun with this--and if you haven't been joining in, please do! We usually have our episode watch at the end of the month, on varying times and days to accommodate people living in different time zones around the world. Our next watch is scheduled for Saturday January 26 at 10am EST. All you have to do to join in is to set up a free Rabb.it account of your own, then at 10am, join the room where I'm the host (FJBryan). We will be watching Private Madness Public Danger on the 26th. If you "friend" me on Rabb.it, I can even make the process easier by "inviting" you to the room with a reminder on the day."

So:Go to https://www.rabb.it/FJBryan close to the advertised time
Click the doorbell link "let FJ know you're here"
Enter your name/handle that she knows you by and

And if it doesn't abracadabra... https://ci5.dreamwidth.org/18349.html?thread=43437#cmt43437

TIMEZONES (checked):
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PMPD is the first episode broadcast, but the 6th in production order.

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Pros FandomCards 2018 - such gorgeous cards

6 January 2019 | 23:25
posted by: byslantedlight in the_safehouse

It's the 6th of January, and Twelfth Night is past, and all my decorations are down. I thought I'd share the gorgeous Pros FandomCards that I received this year, because I've been enjoying them all this time, and meaning to post, and... well, here they are.

Happily, you don't put calendars away after Christmas... *g*

Isn't our Pros community gorgeously kind and talented? *vbg* Thank you everyone who sent me a card, and joined in the game in the first place - I'm looking forward to next year's Pros Christmas already. *g*

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New Proslib Group

2 January 2019 | 10:28
posted by: hagsrus in the_safehouse

As of this moment the three messages I sent to Proslib on Monday seem to have disappeared into Yahoo limbo. A message on this subject posted at the site this morning has also failed to appear.

I expect they will shake loose eventually, but the messages arrived within seconds at the experimental mirror https://groups.io/g/proslib - new members very welcome!

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Happy New Year!

31 December 2018 | 23:46
posted by: macklingirl in the_safehouse

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Rabb.it Proswatch - Heroes!

29 December 2018 | 08:38
posted by: kiwisue in the_safehouse

Passing on the info from FJBryan:
"IT IS TONIGHT!!! Next Pros watch, Friday Dec. 28 at 7pm EST. There's no Event link for Rabb.it because they ditched Events last month, so you have to find my "room" and join it. Here is the link to the room: https://www.rabb.it/FJBryan Share with all who want to watch HEROES....yes, Shotgun Tommy!"

New time and new event link, for a new episode (sorry for the late notice, this is in about 4 hours from now!):

FRIDAY December 28 at 7pm EST

To join the fun, you need a Rabb.it account. Setting one up is free and easy. Once you have the account, at 7pm EST, you log in and then go to the Event go to FJ's room and join it! We all chat down the right hand margin while this is happening, and it's loads of fun. Try joining us! Here's the link for the 7pm watch:


Okay, something funny happened when I did the time zone conversion via timeanddate.com. Just this once could you check the time in NYC or another convenient place on that site? Because the other timings are wrong. Sorry!

ETA - Not wrong, just me. Operating on NZ time, LOL!

Other Timezones beneath the cut
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Pros Fandom Card 2018

17 December 2018 | 19:30
posted by: mella68 in the_safehouse

Yesterday I got this beautiful calender from krisserci5. Thank you so much. It's my first Pros fancraft I ever got.
I wish you all a very pros-y peaceful christmas time.

EDIT: My second Pros Fandomcard arrived today. Thank you so much silver_cyanne for the card and the bookmark.

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Pros Fandom Card 2018 - The first one arrived

8 December 2018 | 19:24
posted by: macklingirl in the_safehouse

Yeah. I've got the first Pros Fandom Card 2018. It's from loxleyprince and it containes two fridge magnets. Thank you very much. Now I'm in an even happier Christmas mood.

Sorry for the bad quality, the battery of my camera is empty and I had to use my old cell phone.

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Remembering Lew

27 November 2018 | 09:50
posted by: londonronnie in the_safehouse

We are remembering Lew today on the 5th anniversary of his passing. A sad day for all of us, but Lew lives on in our hearts and in our memories. Our thoughts are with Michelle, Oliver, Elliot and Cameron.

We have uploaded two new videos to our YouTube channel in memory of Lew, the two episodes of 'Tarzan' in which Lew appeared during the 1990s.

We have also opened a tribute page at the Official Lewis Collins Fansite - please send your messages via the 'Remembering Lew' page.

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