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RIP Peter Blake

8 August 2018 | 10:49
mood: sadsad
posted by: londonronnie in the_safehouse

Very sad to report that another of our Pros alumni has sadly passed away. Peter Blake, who played the unfortunate Tony Miller in Everest Was Also Conquered, died on 21 July aged 69.

(EWAC screencap courtesy of sunray45)

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German Pros Meeting 2018 - Lots of Stories

4 August 2018 | 21:32
posted by: byslantedlight in the_safehouse

Once up a Pros gathering in Germany, a game was played (as macklingirl recently mentioned), and some stories were written - and here they are. There were certain words that had to be included - the ones in brackets below each title, of course. *g*

Cooking is Overrated by Cim3745Collapse )

Same Dog, New Picture by DragonflyCollapse )


Who's Sleeping in My Backseat by FireflyCollapse )

Squirming by MacklinGirlCollapse )

Peaches by MilomausCollapse )

Noses by PotztausendCollapse )

Optical Intrusion by SiskiouCollapse )

Making Him by SlantedlightCollapse )

(Some can also be found in a collection on A03)

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German Pros Meeting 2018 - Lots of fun

4 August 2018 | 00:35
posted by: macklingirl in the_safehouse

So, since nobody is going to make the post I'll make it. But there is no brit-check, so you all have to do with my broken English. *vbg*

We had another Pros meeting in Germany in 2018. It was the weekend 20.-22.07. and our hosts had a really full house this weekend.

Let's start with the people on the stairs. We have from left to right cim3745, milomaus, standing is potztausend and also standing siskiou. Sitting in front of potztausend are firefly1311 and byslantedlight and then we have me,  macklingirl next to dragonfly1311 with The Little Sheep. We really had a lot of fun.

There was enough to eat for all of us.

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At Friday we had a "How Good Do You Know Our Pros" quiz with 57 questions. It was interesting to see how much everyone knew and there was a prize for each participant. I'll post the question at a later time, because they would blow up these entry. :-) But you can have a look at one of the papers.

After the quiz and our dinner we watched "The Ojuka Situation". But we not only watch it, we did a Pros-Episode-Bingo. This is so much fun and really easy to play. Everyone gets a sheet of Paper with nine phrases on it like "Doyle says Bodie" or "Bodie changes clothes" or "Someone get kissed" and when on  of this things happens you put a Pros playstone on the field. And as soon as you have three in a row you must shout "Bingo". And we were so lucky that we got a prize. It was either a lavender sachet with little roses on it (so that this country would smell, ever so faintly, of roses and lavender) or a swiss roll.

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The next day some of us went on a walk up through Castle Altleinigen and some went to a garage sale.

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Oh, and byslantedlight brought a wonderful set of playing cards to the meeting. They are so nice. I think I'll have to do one for myself. :-)

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And because it rained later on Saturday we couldn't play our darts. But nontheless we wrote some stories. We had to throw a twenty-sided dice which had the numbers 1 to 20 and we had a word for every number. Everyone had six rolls, so at the end everyone had six words. And these words had to be used in the story. This was really funny and the results will come in an extra post soon.

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Another wonderful came was Pros-Episodetitel-Charade. There were index-cards for each episode and you had to make the other guess the titel without words. I must admit it was fun to see what combinations leed the others to the titel. Sometimes you only needed one short sign and two or three knew it. And with other titels it was very difficult. And there were two wonderful shawls for the best two players.

And later in the evening we played another round of Pros-Episode-Bingo because it was so much fun the day before. We watched "Everest Was Also Conquered" and "Stake Out". I think Pros-Episode-Bingo is a great game because you watch the episode more concentrated because you want to fill you Bingo-card.

And of course there were the lads. They arrieved in their own oldtimer car.

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They had fun at breakfast

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And on Saturday evening they discovered the whisky and they were very resourceful to get to the contents of the bottle.

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What happened to them on Sunday is another story and this will be another post.

I hope you had so much fun reading about and looking at our German-Pros-Meeting-Weekend 2018 as we had having it.

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Mister Cowley thinks it's to quiet here ...

25 June 2018 | 22:49
posted by: macklingirl in the_safehouse

... and he ordered me to do something about it. And I did

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Remembering Lew on his birthday

27 May 2018 | 08:06
posted by: londonronnie in the_safehouse

Today would have been Lewis's 72nd birthday. To mark the occasion we have uploaded a new video to our YouTube channel - 'Z Cars'.

Broadcast on 25th February 1974, this was Lew's very first appearance on TV and was the beginning of a television and film career that would gain him a place in the hearts of thousands of fans all over the world.

Remembered with love.

Z Cars - 'Waste'

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Rainlets (the lads) in London

21 May 2018 | 00:03
posted by: macklingirl in the_safehouse

The Rainlets went to London and they had a lot of fun.

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Then they had fun at Waterlow Park in Highgate.

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And yesterday they discovered the crisp bag.

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The last day they relaxed in Hyde Park.

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Looking for alternate expression

15 May 2018 | 17:00
posted by: krisserci5 in the_safehouse

Looking for and expression that is roughly the same as "the almighty buck"

googling it got some very weird sites so I am asking the better than google crowd.

Thanks :)

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Evening at the Sea

11 May 2018 | 23:43
posted by: macklingirl in the_safehouse

The lads are on holiday at the sea.

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Help Me ID The Artists (Professionals)

3 May 2018 | 13:44
posted by: morgandawn in the_safehouse

Feel free to forward this/reblog

Art is here: https://morgandawn.dreamwidth.org/tag/fanart or https://morgandawn.livejournal.com/tag/fanart

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'Give us a kiss'

22 April 2018 | 18:49
posted by: constant_muse in the_safehouse

Hello, still alive and CI5 radar still tuned ...

If like me you're enjoying BBC's 'Cunk on Britain', you'll now be familiar (if you weren't before!) with the theme to 'the BBC comedy series Brush Strokes' from 1986. Does anyone else think he looks a bit like Bodie? (Having YouTubed episode 1, Lew would've been perfect in the role, a blue-collar Gavin Rumsey.) But that's not all - Karl Howman is none other than Stacey, the cross-dressing baddy in 'Foxhole on the Roof'!

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London - Only three weeks to go

21 April 2018 | 20:14
posted by: macklingirl in the_safehouse

Now it's only three weeks until potztausend and I will be back in London. We'll arrive at May 13th and, like mentioned some months ago, we would like to meet some lovely Pros-fans.

So far I think we will meet heliophile_oxon, byslantedlight, freetraveller15 and maybe kiwisue and agent_talis. And now, I thought, we should try to find a date when we can meet as many people as possible, because now we have to start and make a plan what we will see on which day.

My idea is that we form a chat-email-group. So, if you are agree with this idea, please send me an email at macklingirl(at)web(dot)de and I'll put all ideas about date, time and place in one email that I sent to all of you.

And If there is anyone who isn't in this list right now, but would like to meet us, please don't hesitate and let us know. :-) 

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Can anyone guess the story? - The solution

22 March 2018 | 23:40
posted by: macklingirl in the_safehouse

The story I meant in my last posts was Loving Is A Heavy Cross by Sharon Fetter, which isn't online. It is in the zine Teo Torriate.

I really can't explain why this story hooked me, because normally I don't like Death Fic, neither if one of the lads dies in the story, nor when one of them is dead at the beginning. So maybe I was in the right mood for a sad story. I don't know. But after I read the first part with Doyle sitting under the tree, watching Bodies funeral I wanted to know how Doyle would cope with Bodies death.

Would he leave CI5, would he go on and hope there would be bullet with his name or would he commit suicide? And because I wantedt to know all these, I picked the zine up again and read the next part. And the next.

I must admit, I skipped the poems, but the description of Bodies diary was the reason for the picture.

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Can anyone guess the story? _ Part two

19 March 2018 | 19:50
posted by: macklingirl in the_safehouse

Yesterday I posted this picture and asked a very difficult question. I wanted to know if anyone could guess what story I've read.

Doyle in Bodies Tagebuch_InPixio.jpg

It was a nasty question because who can say what story when there is only a picture and no other clue? So here are some pieces out of the story. Maybe that will ring some bells.

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This part was very hard to read, but still I couldn't believe it and I thought it must be a fake. But then there was this part.

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That was the moment when I put the story away and thought "It wasn't meant for me."

And if this two pieces didn't ring a bell for you, try number three.

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I won't tell you the author now, but the initials are SF. And, of course, I won't tell you the end of the story. But maybe there is somebody outside who knows it now.

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Can anyone guess the story? _ Part one

18 March 2018 | 21:58
posted by: macklingirl in the_safehouse

 A few days ago I stumbled over a story which was very well written and hooked me up. The story started with Bodies funeral and at first I thought about not going with reading. But like I said, I was hooked and continued. :-)

And today, while I was playing with some pictures, I stumbled over this one and it fits the story perfect. So, can anyone guess which story it is?

Oh, this is Bodies diary which Doyle receives from his girlfriend Astrid

Doyle in Bodies Tagebuch_InPixio.jpg

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More Musings & Bemusings

10 March 2018 | 17:48
posted by: fiorenza_a in the_safehouse

Following on from watteaux's recent post, I was watching the This Week 15th anniversary ep on the BBC iPlayer - for those who don't follow it, it's a late night political magazine programme - when up popped a segment filmed by Andrew Rawnsley.

It was cold war themed - plenty of Smiley's People type clichés - but in the middle it segues into the lad's theme tune. I was so distracted I was unable to follow Mr Rawnsley's ramblings.

The whole special is worth a watch, the house band, Swing Zazou, is a treat and Brian Blessed's appearance at the end is car-crash hilarious.

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Playing around

4 March 2018 | 22:40
posted by: macklingirl in the_safehouse

I had a little story in my mind and a picture. And this is the result.

Bodie woke with a start. Hell, he had a headache. Where was he? And why was it so dark? Oh yeah, he should open his eyes. Reluctant he moved himself into a sitting position. While he groaned and gingerly held his head, he heard a slight chuckle. Carefully he turned around. There, outside of his prison, stood one Ray Doyle, laughing loud. "I told you, you should take the flashlight with you if you really want to investigate an old prison cell, mate."

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Nostalgia isn't what it used be...part deux

27 February 2018 | 02:19
posted by: fiorenza_a in the_safehouse

Apart from the glimpses of the city we get in the show, it's hard to get a handle on the lad's London. Now the BBC has come up trumps with an article about the rediscovery of some colour pictures capturing the decades in which the east end emerged from post war austerity and the subsequent industrial malaise to become part of the financial megalopolis London is today.
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A world where you could still get a parking space, if you could afford a car to put in it.

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Nostalgia's Not as Good as it Used to Be...

24 February 2018 | 14:03
posted by: fiorenza_a in the_safehouse

The BBC is currently carrying a link to the Yorkshire Evening Post on the nostalgia of a 70s car thief. The article opens with this statistic: the number of cars reported stolen in Leeds in the first 20 days of January 1976 was 79.
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When people happily drank and drove, smoked in the office, and thought seat belts were for rally drivers. Sometimes I think we forget just how much everything has moved in those years. I often think it is a privilege, those of us who can, don't recognise to have lived in the 20th century. The first half took us from corsets and carriages to the bra and the jet engine. The second invented the welfare state and the internet.

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Our next London trip

21 February 2018 | 12:49
posted by: macklingirl in the_safehouse

It was a bit of a struggle to get a flight and a hotel, but potztausend and me made it. We have a flight and a hotel in Paddington from May 13th till May 20th. :-)

So if there is anybody out there who would be interested in meeting some German pros-fans, we would be very happy to meet you somewhere in London. I think in March or April we will decide what we want to visit, but at the moment we are flexible in our planning. Maybe we can visit some Pros-locations too.

It would be nice to hear from some people that they are interested. :-)

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News about 'The Best Man' and Martin Interviews

16 February 2018 | 10:44
posted by: kiwisue in the_safehouse

Thanks to greenheart45 for the links.

First up: after a few months delay, 'The Best Man' and Martin are headed to the West End:


Link is to a Facebook page which should be visible to all. There are a couple of casting changes, Gemma Jones and Anthony Howell are out while Maureen Lipman is in. Martin, Jeff Fahey, Honeysuckle Weeks, Glynis Barber and Jack Shepherd are all returning.

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And from this month:

7 Feb 2018 - You can watch here Martin Shaw’s appearance on The One Show.
ATTENTION SPOILERS – Please be aware that the final Inspector George Gently episode is being discussed between 41:00 and 43:00!

14 Feb 2018 - Radio 2 -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoZ-u1-Awm8

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