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by Scary
Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Thames TV
Replies: 64
Views: 8245

Re: Thames TV

paul.austin wrote:see how the American narrator in this Benny Hill bio-video mispronounces the "Thames" in Thames Television:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOGnr_LgS6Q
I saw a video a while back where an american was watching and commenting an old Thames programme and pronounced it 'Fames'
by Scary
Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Favourite tale from the days of regional ITV?
Replies: 5
Views: 1158

Re: Favourite tale from the days of regional ITV?

I'd heard that story but about ATV in Foley Street London, which seems plausable because of the narrowness of the street and the height of the buildings around it
by Scary
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Strikes!
Replies: 26
Views: 3194

Re: Strikes!

This twitter account is tweeting articles about the 1979 ITV strike 40 years to the day they were pubished:
https://twitter.com/ITVonstrike
by Scary
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: 'The Day The Music Burned' - the Universal Music fire
Replies: 0
Views: 430

'The Day The Music Burned' - the Universal Music fire

Interesting article about the fire that destroyed part of Universal Studios in 2008. It wasn't mentioned at the time but although a lot of the film and TV holdings were lost, approx 500,000 master and studio tapes were destroyed. These contained songs from some of the biggest artists in history goin...
by Scary
Fri May 24, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Google Streetview and Maps Archive TV locations thread
Replies: 69
Views: 8801

Re: Google Streetview and Maps Archive TV locations thread

I recognised Eden Street in Kingston instantly, how odd they did that, presumably there wasn't an equivalent modern looking street in Chicester? The choice of Kingston presumably because it's just down the road from Teddington
by Scary
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: New BBC Scotland Channel
Replies: 3
Views: 804

Re: New BBC Scotland Channel

Private Frazer wrote:I presume that BBC 1 Scotland on channel 1 (and HD on 101) will still exist!
Yes, but BBC2 Scotland is closing
by Scary
Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: "When Dummies Took Over The World"
Replies: 6
Views: 1055

Re: "When Dummies Took Over The World"

I'm glad they included the clip of Nookie Bear being interfered with by some pesky children. What programme was that from? some sort of Christmas hospital thing?
by Scary
Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: "The London Studios:Home Of The Stars"
Replies: 21
Views: 2568

Re: "The London Studios:Home Of The Stars"

I could never think of it as "The London Studios" only the LWT studios. They stopped being LWT's studios in the late 80's when they spun off their production resources as a separate company, eventually called 'The London Studios'. Not long after that a load of other TV companies moved into the buil...
by Scary
Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: "The London Studios:Home Of The Stars"
Replies: 21
Views: 2568

Re: "The London Studios:Home Of The Stars"

What a strange programme. I’m sure a huge amount of the audience were oblivious as to the building’s significance (it’s not the symbol that TVC was) and also, since LWT went, it has become even less significant. Surely it became more well known nationally in the last few years - Ant and Dec used th...
by Scary
Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: "Tommorow's World- Live:For One Night Only"
Replies: 6
Views: 1065

Re: "Tommorow's World- Live:For One Night Only"

Came from Scotland ( perhaps the Beeb can't afford Television Centre now!) The only free studio there is in use on Thursday nights for Graham Norton. Though I'd have thought if they had have done it there they wouldn't have been able to do the self driving car and the jet pack demonstrations, at le...
by Scary
Fri Nov 23, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: What has happened to Steve Punt?
Replies: 9
Views: 1539

Re: What has happened to Steve Punt?

Hugh has regularly taken off a show or two every series for other commitments.

Looks like this is probably the commitment this time 'The Messiah': https://www.ents24.com/uk/tour-dates/hugh-dennis
by Scary
Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: What has happened to Steve Punt?
Replies: 9
Views: 1539

Re: What has happened to Steve Punt?

Apparently the audience were told he'd had a minor cosmetic operation, nothing serious. The Now Show's Twitter account has a message from him:
https://twitter.com/BBCNowShow/status/1 ... 7493154816
by Scary
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: A piece of Rediffusion ephemera
Replies: 7
Views: 1883

Re: A piece of Rediffusion ephemera

Razor Eddie wrote:Someone's done a nice job of giving Rediffusion a web presence
That someone being Trandsiffusion. They have similar sub-sites for Thames and ATV:
http://thames.today/
http://associatedtelevision.network/
by Scary
Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Logistics of Set Design
Replies: 19
Views: 3051

Re: The Logistics of Set design

Is that odd up and back down again staircase an actual architectural feature that some building have, or was it just so they could show him walking upstairs without having to raise the whole set?
by Scary
Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Topical quizzes and panel games
Replies: 5
Views: 794

Re: Topical quizzes and panel games

There was Thames' 'Headliners' presented by Derek Jameson, although it was a about the news it was about old newspaper headlines rather than topical news
by Scary
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Just A Minute at 50
Replies: 5
Views: 920

Re: Just A Minute at 50

A bit of succession planning? Hope not, will be interesting to see how he does but I find him too irritating to take over full time eventually
by Scary
Mon May 14, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 99% Invisible on Dr Rob Buckman
Replies: 2
Views: 771

99% Invisible on Dr Rob Buckman

Thought this might be of interest. This week's episode of the podcast 99% Invisible is about Dr Rob Buckman, who was a regular on TV in the 70s and 80s - in particular on science programme Where There's Life. Interesting to hear about his career and legacy, but also because during the making they ob...
by Scary
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: The Right Hand Corner White Square.
Replies: 10
Views: 2238

Re: The Right Hand Corner White Square.

The BBC used to use these cue dots, in the lh corner, to cue in live programmes. The cue dot would appear at -30 seconds to the start of the programme, go off at -10 seconds, then back on at -5 seconds. These were discontinued when digital TV started, the delays involved in it's distribution can be...
by Scary
Sat Mar 17, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Different Start and End Themes
Replies: 35
Views: 3557

Re: Different Start and End Themes

Top Gear had different opening and closing theme tunes until it's 2000's relaunch
by Scary
Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Sitcom jokes that no longer work
Replies: 86
Views: 8412

Re: Sitcom jokes that no longer work

I can't see this mentioned so far - Nellie Boswell at the checkout of the supermarket , phone in her bag rings and she picks it up and answers it. Hilarious in the 80's, fairly normal now, albeit with smaller phones
by Scary
Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: BBC/ITV
Replies: 41
Views: 4211

Re: BBC/ITV

Through the Keyhole (ITV -> Sky 1 -> BBC1 -> BBC2) More than that - TVam -> ITV -> Sky 1 -> BBC1 -> BBC2 -> ITV Did Thames TV have a special "ripping off old BBC Light Entertainment formats" division? I suspect that when a show was turned down for radio (at Broadcasting House), those involved start...
by Scary
Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: BBC/ITV
Replies: 41
Views: 4211

Re: BBC/ITV

Simon Coward wrote:In this country, This is Your Life was BBC first, then ITV.
Twice in fact, went from the BBC to ITV, then to the BBC in the 90's.... and then back to ITV in 2007 albeit for only one episode
by Scary
Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: BBC/ITV
Replies: 41
Views: 4211

Re: BBC/ITV

Good thread though. Famously, "What the Papers Say", one of Granada's longest running programmes was transferred to the BBC. As with, "University Challenge" it was a Granada Production for the BBC. No BBC programmes in turn appear to have been made for ITV, That's because the BBC haven't been allow...
by Scary
Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Howard Lew Lewis 1941-2018
Replies: 1
Views: 444

Howard Lew Lewis 1941-2018

Best known for roles in Brush Strokes and Maid Marion
http://www.denofgeek.com/uk/tv/54752/ho ... -1941-2018
by Scary
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: News at ten
Replies: 9
Views: 1346

Re: News at ten

Yep, since the big round of cuts to regional news quite a few years ago some bulletins are recorded. It's so they can do all the regions and sub regions without having a studio for each. Originally some of the 6pm programmes were sub regional for the first 10-15 minutes and regional for the rest. So...
by Scary
Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Missing episodes of British version of Fraggle Rock
Replies: 1
Views: 512

Missing episodes of British version of Fraggle Rock

VHS copies and other stuff from the production found at the house of one of the production team:
https://www.bleedingcool.com/2017/12/02 ... e-rock-uk/
by Scary
Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: BBC Radio - Emergency CD
Replies: 1
Views: 513

Re: BBC Radio - Emergency CD

I'd have thought that every station that plays its music from a computer, which is virtually all of them, would have a CD or 2 and a player ready for when the computer went wrong. With the current trend for virtual studios (as are being rolled out to BBC local stations) a station might have a mixing...
by Scary
Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: 50 years of Radios 1/2/3/4
Replies: 27
Views: 2664

Re: 50 years of Radios 1/2/3/4

The first hour of Radio 1 Vintage was excellent - a montage of the last 50 years. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p059kfx4 It does show the sparceness of it's archive the further back it goes, the clips of the 70's and 60's being mostly jingles and programme openings It was followed by the full anno...
by Scary
Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Coronation Street - the old set
Replies: 13
Views: 1662

Re: Coronation Street - the old set

Yes the writer of this article seems unaware that this what is left of the later second outdoor set, not the first which is long since gone. The first set had a doorway in Tatlock's living room which could only have gone into the pub! There was a small alleyway between the Rovers and the Barlow's h...
by Scary
Fri Jun 23, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Thames Television Paperwork
Replies: 1
Views: 767

Re: Thames Television Paperwork

Thames is now owned by Freemantlemedia who have an active archive sales department which continued from when it was an ITV company: http://www.fremantlemedia.com/about-us/archive-sales/ Therefore any documentation for their programmes will be with that. It's not really comparable with TVS, who had a...