Day: August 29, 2018

NYPD Blue – tape 1915

On this tape, I’m guessing there was a movie on this first, as there’s a few frames of the BBC2 Movie ident, which I love.

But then we’re off to Channel 4 and the end of an episode of Cutting Edge.

There’s a trailer for the then new ER, which actually calls the show ‘Emergency Room’ complete with clumsy typography. And it’s not just the caption, the voiceover calls it that too.

Then we start the second season of NYPD Blue. I usually skip these, but I was doing other stuff, so I let these run in the background, so I spotted a few more things.

In the first episode, there’s a court case going on involving one of the cops who confessed to having shot some gansters. It’s complicated by the fact that she’s also romantically involved with lead David Caruso, so he has to testify, and Internal Affairs are trying to find some dirt on him. This is a thread that runs through all these episodes.

Her defence attorney is played by a pre-Murder One Daniel Benzali.

Peter Boyle plays Dennis Franz’s AA advocate.

Bradley Whitford plays the sleazy host of a TV Talk Show.

In a later episode, Anna Gunn appears, later to be Skylar White in Breaking Bad, and who also appeared with Daniel Benzali in Murder One.

There’s four episodes here, and I didn’t hate them, but I didn’t also love them. I still find the relentless shaky camera to be an artless affectation that just annoys me because it is affected.

After these episodes (four in all) there’s the start of stand-up comedy, Tommy Davidson Illin’ in Philly. The tape ends after a few minutes.

In the adverts, there’s a series of Peugeot 106 adverts that have been all over my tapes, and it’s only just now that I’ve realised that the dark haired woman is Julie Graham, who’s in loads of things these days.

There’s an advert for IBM’s ill-fated attempt to release an operating system to compete with Windows NT/95, OS/2 Warp.

And there’s an advert for Talk Radio that had, amongst the many faces it featured of people on the station, three particular heroes of when I was a lot younger. Jeremy Beadle, whose Sunday Night phone-in on LBC was probably the reason I now go to bed so late.

Tommy Boyd took over that slot when Beadle was sacked (possibly for asking a fourteen year old ‘How’s your love life?’ which is a bit less creepy when you know he asked almost everybody that). I think Tommy Boyd might have turned into a ‘shock jock’ in recent years, which saddens me.

And Anna Raeburn, not particularly for her radio work, more for co-writing the brilliant Agony with Maureen Lipman.

Adverts:

  • trail: Cutting Edge: Revenge
  • trail: ER
  • Campbell’s Soup
  • Peugeot 106
  • American Express
  • Cooperative Bank
  • trail: Brookside – The Murder
  • Boots Opticians
  • Bird’s Eye Vegetable Cuisine
  • Mazda
  • Knorr Stir Fry
  • Flora
  • Bird’s Eye Crunchy Garlic Chicken
  • Volvo 850
  • Arm & Hammer Dental Care
  • Allied Dunbar
  • Visa Delta
  • Lunn Poly – Lenny Henry
  • Safeway
  • trail: Cutting Edge: For Richer For Poorer
  • trail: Homicide
  • Halls
  • Hovis White
  • Allied Dunbar
  • Visa Delta
  • Spain
  • Rover
  • Batchelor’s Pasta ‘n’ Sauce
  • trail: ER
  • First Direct
  • Michelin Energy
  • Citroen ZX
  • Michael Nyman Live
  • Barratt Homes
  • The Road To Wellville in cinemas
  • Mazda
  • Direct Debit
  • Argos
  • Kleenex Quilted
  • Gold Blend
  • Halifax
  • trail: Cutting Edge: ‘A’ is for Accident
  • Sinutab
  • The Equitable Life
  • Renault Laguna
  • Zanussi
  • Kotex Ultra
  • Gold Heart Day
  • trail: Hearts and Minds
  • Fiat Punto – Giants
  • Shredded Wheat – Geoff Boycott
  • Oxo
  • Delight
  • Allied Dunbar
  • Territorial Army
  • Rover
  • Sinutab
  • DHL
  • OS/2 Warp
  • Delta Airlines
  • trail: Cutting Edge: Jumpers
  • Argos
  • Volvo 850
  • Safeway
  • Lynx Africa
  • Solpadeine
  • Spain
  • Kleenex Quilted
  • Safeway
  • Volvo 850
  • trail: Dispatches
  • trail: Hearts and Minds
  • Nescafe
  • Gossard Ultra Bra
  • The Equitable Life
  • Arm & Hammer Dental Care
  • Spain
  • Bird’s Eye Crunchy Garlic Chicken
  • Cheltenham & Gloucester
  • BMW
  • Vauxhall Calibra
  • Bird’s Eye Vegetable Cuisine
  • Canon
  • Muller Fruit Corner
  • Surf
  • Special Constabulary
  • trail: Blue Steel
  • Kotex Ultra
  • Glade Touch ‘n Fresh
  • Chicken Tonight
  • Lynx Africa
  • trail: ER
  • trail: The Best of The Tube
  • Renault Laguna
  • Talk Radio
  • Territorial Army
  • Microsoft