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by sxbarnes
Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Falcon Crest
Replies: 4
Views: 438

Re: Falcon Crest

Yes. Basically networked on Thursdays 8pm/8.30 for 1982/83. Thames & TVS opted out in 84. Then was regularly shown 1.30 Thursdays in most regions till the end. TSW put the first series on Saturday nights at 5.45 of course!
by sxbarnes
Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Sanny Ann - on Talking Pictures TV
Replies: 4
Views: 692

Re: Sanny Ann - on Talking Pictures TV

Was put in the Sunday God Slot at 18.00 IIRC
by sxbarnes
Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Name That Tune - original format
Replies: 12
Views: 1100

Re: Name That Tune - original format

I've just found an edition from 1983, so was London Night Out. The rounds were.. Spin A wheel, Golden Oldies, Bid a Note and Melody Roulette.

Golden Oldies was just 5 questions based on the discs behind Tom O'Connor.
by sxbarnes
Tue Jan 17, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Name That Tune - original format
Replies: 12
Views: 1100

Re: Name That Tune - original format

The rounds I remember on London Night Out were a Beat The Clock type round with words which had to be made into a song title. Then Bid a Note and finishing with the Golden Medley for the £1000
by sxbarnes
Tue Jan 26, 2016 8:34 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Pick Pockets (Tyne Tees, 1988)
Replies: 10
Views: 1076

Re: Pick Pockets (Tyne Tees, 1988)

It certainly wasn't networked. Made by the exactly same team as Chain Letters which had 26-ep network run that year.
by sxbarnes
Sat Nov 28, 2015 2:34 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Sixty Minutes
Replies: 21
Views: 1603

Re: Sixty Minutes

Liked the sketch on The Steam Video Company. Called the show Nationwide With The Furniture Rearranged
by sxbarnes
Sun Oct 04, 2015 5:14 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Great Canal Journeys
Replies: 12
Views: 1617

Re: Great Canal Journeys

West and Scales did a series on canals for HTV c1990. CH4 showed it 1996 ish. Was this a new episode or a rehash of this series?
by sxbarnes
Sun Apr 26, 2015 6:40 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: PR: Room at the Bottom: The Complete Series [Network]
Replies: 5
Views: 700

Re: PR: Room at the Bottom: The Complete Series [Network]

I remember this series as patchy in parts, but when it hits the spot its fantastic
by sxbarnes
Sat Feb 07, 2015 12:53 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: PR: A Sharp Intake of Breath: The Complete Series [Network]
Replies: 12
Views: 1147

Re: PR: A Sharp Intake of Breath: The Complete Series [Netwo

I used to get confused when Alun Armstrong and Richard Wilson played different characters every week. Why is the guy from the post office now working down the tax office? Surely a rarity in sitcoms. Unfortunately by Series 4 it became another Stuart Allen / Vince Powell sitcom, but I still enjoyed i...
by sxbarnes
Sun Nov 23, 2014 10:42 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Have Channel 4 ever done regional opts?
Replies: 15
Views: 1485

Re: Have Channel 4 ever done regional opts?

The schools programmes that were shown on CH4 due to the 1987 Election on ITV had the English schedule from 0930-1200 then the opt outs followed at 1200
by sxbarnes
Tue Nov 18, 2014 8:21 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Have Channel 4 ever done regional opts?
Replies: 15
Views: 1485

Re: Have Channel 4 ever done regional opts?

I have a clip of Philip Elsmore voicing " Coming up on ITV, Thames News" on CH4 from c1987. I assume this was part of the commercial break!
by sxbarnes
Fri Sep 05, 2014 4:08 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Donkeys' Years (ATV, 1979)
Replies: 3
Views: 559

Re: Donkeys' Years (ATV, 1979)

An ITC VHS came was produced with the ATV idents missing...
by sxbarnes
Wed Aug 13, 2014 10:04 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "Come on Down:The Game Show Story"
Replies: 51
Views: 3835

Re: "Come on Down:The Game Show Story"

Back to Steve Jones....

Which Is Which is TELL THE TRUTH, the second reminds me of GAGTAG and the PYRAMID GAME at the end...
by sxbarnes
Tue Apr 01, 2014 11:07 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The pre-"World in Action" slot
Replies: 17
Views: 1563

Re: The pre-"World in Action" slot

John Fairley and John Birt / Greg Dyke arranged this IIRC. Think it was in one of Dyke's books. Central & Granada only offered their weaker stuff for the weekend saving the "better ones" for the safer weekday slots. Out of those Eric Chappell sitcoms, only Duty Free played during the week. The rest ...
by sxbarnes
Sun Mar 30, 2014 9:56 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The pre-"World in Action" slot
Replies: 17
Views: 1563

Re: The pre-"World in Action" slot

Others I can remember.... Brass (2 x 13 parts) Union Castle Chintz Can We Get Along Now Please? A Soft Touch Astronauts West End Tales Roll Over Beethoven Rushton's Illustrated Only When I Laugh (series 1) Feet First Most YTV series played at the weekend due to a deal with LWT so that left Thames as...
by sxbarnes
Fri Sep 20, 2013 4:57 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Country Ways - Portland in June (TVS 1984?)
Replies: 8
Views: 958

Re: Country Ways - Portland in June (TVS 1984?)

Always wondered which village got all three regions. Its got to be near templecombe or sherbourne.
TSW did A Nip In The Air in 1985 centred on Blandford Forum. TVS only screened it in About Britain, surely that was in TVS country
by sxbarnes
Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:32 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Thames programme at a weekend
Replies: 37
Views: 2949

Re: Thames programme at a weekend

The network slot for series one of GIVE US A CLUE was Thursdays 1545, however Southern opted out and showed it on Saturdays 1715
by sxbarnes
Sun Aug 18, 2013 11:18 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Thames programme at a weekend
Replies: 37
Views: 2949

Re: Thames programme at a weekend

You're right. But there comes a time when one has to think of ratings and nearly all ITV regions were showing SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN from January? Even the rest of the Big Five would have mooted moving THIS WEEK back to 2130. BTW back to PC again, not on my tablet! Which year was the FRANKIE HOWERD ...
by sxbarnes
Sun Aug 18, 2013 6:39 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Thames programme at a weekend
Replies: 37
Views: 2949

Re: Thames programme at a weekend

Btw have been rattling through loads of tvtimes will mention any if anyone is interested
by sxbarnes
Sun Aug 18, 2013 6:32 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Thames programme at a weekend
Replies: 37
Views: 2949

Re: Thames programme at a weekend

Btw have been rattling through loads of tvtimes will mention any if anyone is interested
by sxbarnes
Sun Aug 18, 2013 6:21 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Thames programme at a weekend
Replies: 37
Views: 2949

Re: Thames programme at a weekend

I'll try to get the listings but I suspect that your correct. 2030 bless this house, 2100 clayhanger. It also may be one of those regional listings that aren't 100%. My point was that 90 mins of documentary isn't going to play well against top of the pops etc. Also when this week was brought back it...
by sxbarnes
Sat Aug 17, 2013 5:31 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Thames programme at a weekend
Replies: 37
Views: 2949

Re: Thames programme at a weekend

Found a surprising one in an old TVTimes from May 1976. Thames original schedule for Thursdays was... 1900 THE WORLD AT WAR, 2000 THIS WEEK, 2030 CLAYHANGER. Whilst worthy I can't see this being too popular. The rest of ITV was showing THE WORLD AT WAR on Sunday afternoons. IN May LWT picked up THE ...
by sxbarnes
Tue Aug 13, 2013 12:51 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Country Ways - Portland in June (TVS 1984?)
Replies: 8
Views: 958

Re: Country Ways - Portland in June (TVS 1984?)

You'll probably find that Granada and YTV screened ABOUT BRITAIN at 0930 that week with the cricket starting at 1000.
Was certainly the case with the TSW week two weeks later when they all played at 0930. This begs the question, how long is a cricket match?
by sxbarnes
Sun Aug 04, 2013 9:01 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Old Nestle ads on TV now!
Replies: 125
Views: 4438

Old Nestle ads on TV now!

So far seen the Rowntrees Kit Kat pandas and Rowntrees Fruit Pastilles basketball player. I do enjoy seeing these, but am swayed in that its cheap and would the fact of having people in old 70s clothes have an effect on the marketing...
But I am enjoying them. Anyone seen any more?
by sxbarnes
Fri Jun 21, 2013 12:55 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The "God slot"
Replies: 14
Views: 1217

Re: The "God slot"

Whilst I always thought the God Slot was thoroughly boring. I did like the summer replacements. Notably Southern got a few networked programmes there. Two being drama SALLY ANN which was watchable and ROYLE PROGRESS, a religious slanted light hearted magazine with the Rev Roger Royle introducing jug...
by sxbarnes
Fri May 17, 2013 9:28 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Tv Times
Replies: 82
Views: 4936

Re: Tv Times

Wow , its only now you realise how many there were... cheers
by sxbarnes
Fri May 17, 2013 5:54 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Tv Times
Replies: 82
Views: 4936

Re: Tv Times

Cheers all, that'll give me a start! Thanks
by sxbarnes
Thu May 16, 2013 12:56 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Tv Times
Replies: 82
Views: 4936

Re: Tv Times

As a side note, can anybody tell me the font used in the TVTimes programme listings up to Autumn 1981?
Ta
by sxbarnes
Mon May 13, 2013 2:14 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: ITV to Channel 4 transfers
Replies: 21
Views: 1187

Re: ITV to Channel 4 transfers

WTPS was shown as part of Granadas 24 hr strand in 1988/89 at some unearthly hour and not networked. So its little wonder it was missed. Thames and TVS took it.
BFI suggests it went back to ITV on 22/09/1988
by sxbarnes
Mon May 13, 2013 1:03 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: ITV to Channel 4 transfers
Replies: 21
Views: 1187

Re: ITV to Channel 4 transfers

THE LATE CLIVE JAMES went from CH4 back to ITV when it was dropped.