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by colourzoom
Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 3D TV
Replies: 13
Views: 2014

Re: 3D TV

I remember some of the specially filmed segments, someone on a swing and another of a Ping-Pong gun fired at the screen, worked quite well, still got the glasses Some of the material shown in both Real World programmes was filmed in Holland (I think the technology had been pioneered by Philips Elec...
by colourzoom
Wed Oct 15, 2014 12:31 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: TV on TV
Replies: 79
Views: 9714

Re: TV on TV

A few years back I watched the box sets of Nearest & Dearest and The Dustbinmen (public health warning: do not try this at home) and at the time noticed that the characters in both series only ever seemed to watch or talk about other Granada-made programmes. Maybe someone else can back up this theor...
by colourzoom
Sat Nov 02, 2013 5:40 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: BBC2 idents on classic comedies
Replies: 11
Views: 2142

Re: BBC2 idents on classic comedies

BBC2 NI, if you can receive it, have made a lot more effort to get their retro pres looking authentic - their TWO ident looks a bit grainy, almost as if it's being played out from an old VT. Their 'now and next' slides look a lot more authentic than their London counterparts, and for the most part a...
by colourzoom
Wed Jun 05, 2013 8:28 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Graham Walker (1945-2013) RIP
Replies: 3
Views: 931

Re: Graham Walker (1945-2013) RIP

Not so much "Hello, Baldy" as "Goodbye, Baldy". Farewell to another person who could be described as one of the hardest-working people in showbusiness. The Grumbleweeds were a big part of my formative TV/radio/music listening habits, and I'm sure I'm not the only one. I read somewhere yesterday that...
by colourzoom
Fri May 10, 2013 7:41 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Schools programmes: why did they have to 'follow shortly'?
Replies: 36
Views: 4780

Re: Schools programmes: why did they have to 'follow shortly

And having to cater for all age groups from infants to sixth-formers might have meant that in some cases, the closing moments of the preceding programme might not have been suitable for a younger audience. Placing a suitable buffer between shows aimed at different age groups could have helped ensure...
by colourzoom
Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:38 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: After a 31 year wait....
Replies: 17
Views: 3555

Re: After a 31 year wait....

The ITV schools clock didn't use Futura, it used a very similar copy of Futura called Twentieth Century Bold that was designed by Sol Hess for Monotype between 1936-1947. Futura was designed by Paul Renner in 1927. Twentieth Century has a lower x-height than Futura, which means Futura looks wrong o...
by colourzoom
Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:40 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: After a 31 year wait....
Replies: 17
Views: 3555

Re: After a 31 year wait....

sxbarnes wrote:ATV were using that "Central" font from about 1978 in their continuity and Schools continuity...
I think the font used on clocks and slides - someone correct me if I'm wrong - was Futura Bold, but the two are very similar.
by colourzoom
Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:18 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: After a 31 year wait....
Replies: 17
Views: 3555

Re: After a 31 year wait....

I'm sure there must be other BBC/ITV examples ... The "Game Show Marathon" programmes on ITV1 in the mid-2000s were introduced with their original idents, zoomed into 16:9 of course but nevertheless broadcast nationwide, of which iirc The Golden Shot (presented by Ant and Dec) was preceded with the...