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Bob the Temple Builder19 Mar 2019 8:42 a.m. PST

If you have access to the TALKING PICTURES TV channel on Freeview, Sky etc., you might want to watch tonight's episode of CALLAN. It is entitled AN ACT OF KINDNESS, and features a visit to a wargames show, and two Napoleonic wargames.

https://talkingpicturestv.co.uk

dwight shrute19 Mar 2019 10:07 a.m. PST

9pm … will watch that , thanks

Bob the Temple Builder19 Mar 2019 10:24 a.m. PST

I forgot to mention that the old TRADITION shop in Piccadilly is also featured, and that the actor who plays the shop assistant was also a wargamer.

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse19 Mar 2019 12:05 p.m. PST

I have the DVDs, but seeing the trailers on TPTV got me to get them out of the cupboard again!

JimDuncanUK19 Mar 2019 12:43 p.m. PST

Found it on YOUTUBE.

YouTube link

JimDuncanUK19 Mar 2019 1:26 p.m. PST

Just watched it.

They don't play games like that anymore.

Bob the Temple Builder19 Mar 2019 2:09 p.m. PST

The wargame room created for the programme is to die for!

Duc de Brouilly19 Mar 2019 3:33 p.m. PST

And it was good that the wargamer wasn't cast as the villain of the piece, which is often the case!

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP19 Mar 2019 5:37 p.m. PST

Gaming as it should be, and once was, complete with pipe smoking.

Jeffers Supporting Member of TMP21 Mar 2019 5:46 a.m. PST

I'm so sad I noticed one of the RHA limbers must have been scratch built because it had an Airfix cowboy horse hitched up!

I do remember watching this on TV as a youngster (very – about four or five). Episodes of Callan were shown in the early afternoons so I must have been off sick from primary school.

It's also fun to listen for Russell Hunter's Scots accent occasionally breaking through….

Marc the plastics fan21 Mar 2019 4:01 p.m. PST

Interesting

Jeffers Supporting Member of TMP22 Mar 2019 3:47 a.m. PST

I also noticed the mid-game snack was a bowl of baked beans.

The director probably wanted sound effects.

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