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by Tim D
Thu May 15, 2014 9:24 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: A chance to own a piece of pop television history...
Replies: 29
Views: 2699

Re: A chance to own a piece of pop television history...

Nobody's saying it *isn't* a TV icon, are they? No, never thought they were, I was just stating a personal opinion about the iconic imagery of the era. I'm not disputing they were a nail of camera and had capacitors that leaked like a wet paper bag. It's like MGBs. Romantic an image of 1970s motori...
by Tim D
Wed May 14, 2014 10:24 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: A chance to own a piece of pop television history...
Replies: 29
Views: 2699

Re: A chance to own a piece of pop television history...

Quality issues aside, the image of an EMI 2001 with the BBC tv Colour badge on the side is almost as iconic an image as Television Centre itself. Quite possibly more for TV anoraks than members of the general viewing public, but it's certainly an integral part of the imagery of those early days of c...
by Tim D
Tue May 13, 2014 3:20 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: A chance to own a piece of pop television history...
Replies: 29
Views: 2699

Re: A chance to own a piece of pop television history...

Now that's something I'd like to have in the corner of my living room, an EMI 2001, but that's nothing extraordinary here when at least 90% of the forum's membership probably feel the same way! I wonder what Philip Schofield's done with his? I'll have to make do with my cardboard box with a small Ox...
by Tim D
Mon May 12, 2014 8:08 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: A chance to own a piece of pop television history...
Replies: 29
Views: 2699

A chance to own a piece of pop television history...

Not long to go now until the next Kaleidoscope Music Event on June 7th and thanks to John Henshall, you'll have the opportunity to own a piece of pop television history. ‘Top of the Pops’ aficionados will remember the kaleidoscopic effect used at the end of the programme in the 1970s and '80s, behin...
by Tim D
Sat Apr 26, 2014 7:37 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: APPEAL: On behalf of London Live - calling all old pros!
Replies: 28
Views: 2951

Re: APPEAL: On behalf of London Live - calling all old pros!

Interesting to see they're using Nikon DSLRs as studio cameras. I always thought one of the main issues with using DSLRs for this type of thing is that they shut themselves down every 20 minutes to avoid frying the electronics. They must have done a nifty mod.
by Tim D
Fri Apr 25, 2014 10:14 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Kaleidoscope Music Event - Saturday 7th June 2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1473

Kaleidoscope Music Event - Saturday 7th June 2014

The line-up for this year's Kaleidoscope Music Event is now live at http://bit.ly/kalmusic
Our guest will be Pauline Black of The Selecter. We'd love to see you there.
by Tim D
Wed Mar 12, 2014 12:31 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: A Salute to Thames - 1st March 2014
Replies: 16
Views: 2370

Re: A Salute to Thames - 1st March 2014

Many thanks to everyone who contributed to the collecting tins during our 'Salute to Thames' event in March. I've heard from Sue from the RNLI who reports that the event raised £196.66 on the day, bringing the running total raised by Kaleidoscope events since 1994 to £18,387.35. Thanks to all who co...
by Tim D
Mon Feb 24, 2014 6:43 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: A Salute to Thames - 1st March 2014
Replies: 16
Views: 2370

Re: A Salute to Thames - 1st March 2014

Hello ITMA. Sorry for delay in responding, I've been out of the loop online for a while due to one thing and another. Ian, thanks for stepping in by the way:) Yes, we're a friendly bunch and everyone is welcome, expert or not. Come along and have fun. Same goes for anyone else who's wavering or neve...
by Tim D
Wed Feb 12, 2014 7:57 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: A Salute to Thames - 1st March 2014
Replies: 16
Views: 2370

Re: A Salute to Thames - 1st March 2014

I'm very pleased to announce that we have a last-minute change to the schedule for A Salute to Thames , March 1st, due to the addition of an extra special guest who will be dropping by. Brian Tesler, Director of Programmes at Thames (1968-74) will tell us all about the story behind the "Shotgun Marr...
by Tim D
Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:12 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: A Salute to Thames - 1st March 2014
Replies: 16
Views: 2370

Re: A Salute to Thames - 1st March 2014

Thanks Robin. You beat me to it :)
by Tim D
Sat Oct 12, 2013 2:14 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Pointless speculation about Dr Who recoveries thread
Replies: 370
Views: 35551

Re: Radio Times.com says LOST Who available Wednesday

But as we have seen with the Dr.Who fan world in the past - no good deed goes unpunished.LOL I wish there was some sort of like button on here, but having also been on the receiving end of some of the vile and malicious loonies that seem to be put forward to stir up trouble on forums by the 'facele...
by Tim D
Sun Sep 22, 2013 1:29 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Kaleidoscope 25th Anniversary Event, Sept 13-14 2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1660

Re: Kaleidoscope 25th Anniversary Event, Sept 13-14 2013

John Williams wrote:I was sorry to miss this event. Is there a date set for the next one yet? I have a number of business trips in December but I'm hoping to fit in a trip to Stourbridge if the dates work.
It's December the 7th John.
by Tim D
Mon Jun 24, 2013 3:56 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: LWT overseas sales
Replies: 22
Views: 2516

Re: LWT overseas sales

I'm not sure who distributed them internationally? Possibly L.W.I? Although L.W.I was, I think, a subsidiary production company as opposed to a distributor. The first productions I've seen credited as L.W.I come from 1970. I've come across one or two LWT film recordings over the years, but in my exp...
by Tim D
Fri Jun 21, 2013 6:27 pm
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: And so, goodbye TC
Replies: 47
Views: 5904

Re: And so, goodbye TC

Yes, that's a shame. It did descend into a string of empty offices that could have been in any workplace after a while, but a nice idea. Now, if it could have been done in the 80's, as you say, I'm sure it would have been a completely different picture. It was interesting to see what had become of t...
by Tim D
Fri Jun 21, 2013 1:33 pm
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: And so, goodbye TC
Replies: 47
Views: 5904

Re: And so, goodbye TC

Heres two whole hours of wonderful anoraking for those of us who were never lucky enough to work at Television Centre. Lovely video, thanks to Andrew for the time and effort involved. http://youtu.be/Pmh3szc5yik
by Tim D
Mon Jun 17, 2013 6:02 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: "Goodbye Granadaland" Jun 15
Replies: 79
Views: 6819

Re: "Goodbye Granadaland" Jun 15

There was a brief section of footage, showing cameras being moved about. It looked as though it was either a live or as-live production. Does anyone know how this footage came to be recorded? Given the scarce resources of the time, it seems incredible that this footage exists. I think it came from ...
by Tim D
Tue Jun 04, 2013 6:03 pm
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: Major ITV Failure?
Replies: 2
Views: 785

Re: Major ITV Failure?

Yes, looks like it was. ITV Central SD back on Sky at 19:02. Yorkshire still off.
by Tim D
Tue Jun 04, 2013 5:27 pm
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: Major ITV Failure?
Replies: 2
Views: 785

Major ITV Failure?

I might be wrong, but it looks as though there's been a major failure at the transmission centre in Leeds. Both ITV Central and ITV Yorkshire went blank around 18:15 and still are. Edit: London's down too. ITV 1 Central HD is up as are a handful of other channels, but many gaps in the channel line-up.
by Tim D
Fri May 24, 2013 3:54 pm
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: DMI dumped
Replies: 16
Views: 2143

Re: DMI dumped

... actually a BetaSP machine and a big warehouse full of tapes is a whole lot cheaper and just as efficient. B This is an opinion I'm finally coming around to after obsessing about digital storage. It's all well and good, madly digitising material that's currently sitting on tape, but data managem...
by Tim D
Tue May 21, 2013 5:16 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Eddie Braben (1930-2013)
Replies: 14
Views: 1871

Re: Eddie Braben (1930-2013)

I find the only downside of this forum is logging on, clicking new posts and having one of those moments that make you say "oh no!" out loud, when a much loved and respected name appears under the Ashes to Ashes category.

Well, it's just happened again.

R.I.P Eddie.
by Tim D
Sat Mar 16, 2013 7:37 pm
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: And so, goodbye TC
Replies: 47
Views: 5904

Re: And so, goodbye TC

I never was any good with my Gods! lol
by Tim D
Sat Mar 16, 2013 2:26 pm
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: And so, goodbye TC
Replies: 47
Views: 5904

Re: And so, goodbye TC

I like that bottom picture Bernie. It's almost as if Ariel cannot bare the sight of what is happening to TVC.

There's some interesting images and ideas being captured during this sad period. Here's a link I received via Facebook to more photos.
http://www.roberttimothy.com/television-centre
by Tim D
Sat Mar 16, 2013 1:48 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Incidental TV Times appearances in films and TV shows
Replies: 3
Views: 661

Re: Incidental TV Times appearances in films and TV shows

Thanks Mark, I had a feeling it was probably shot during the summer of '71 and that edition fits perfectly into a gap in my collection.

EDIT: I've finally managed to find a copy of the cover confirming your answer. Thanks again Mark.
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by Tim D
Sat Mar 16, 2013 1:43 pm
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: And so, goodbye TC
Replies: 47
Views: 5904

Re: And so, goodbye TC

The end of a golden era of television history.

The majority of this video is an original creation by the author, however moderators, if this link is deemed to transgress the rules, please remove the link. A search for the term "BBC TV CENTRE - Goodbye!!" should suffice.

http://youtu.be/U4exvzKpMGc
by Tim D
Sat Mar 16, 2013 1:31 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Incidental TV Times appearances in films and TV shows
Replies: 3
Views: 661

Incidental TV Times appearances in films and TV shows

I'm almost certain that I'm not the only person here who's become a bit excited when they've spotted a copy of the TV Times in a film or television programme and then immediately tried to identify which issue it was. So here's one that I haven't managed to identify, probably because I don't have a c...
by Tim D
Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:17 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Royalties question: help!
Replies: 28
Views: 2658

Re: Royalties question: help!

I won't rise to the bait Clive, but I take your point ;) However, it's a different economic model for the freelancer. There are also intellectual property rights to consider. Deals are cut in many different ways these days. Some actors forego a fee at the going rate in return for a cut of profits la...
by Tim D
Fri Mar 15, 2013 3:32 pm
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: BBC iD
Replies: 1
Views: 515

Re: BBC iD

It looks like it's a bit like a Google or Yahoo login. "Our aim is to provide users with a single sign on system for all the BBC services they use across current and new platforms. For example, customisations and preferences you set on the website can be carried across to digital television and mobi...
by Tim D
Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:42 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Thames programme at a weekend
Replies: 37
Views: 4174

Re: Thames programme at a weekend

I couldn't have put it better myself Mark. I think that list is spot on. They say you can't polish a turd, but LWT frequently proved that you can. I have a sneaking respect for their weekend brand of panache.
by Tim D
Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:34 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Programes about television
Replies: 33
Views: 2954

Re: Programes about television

It wasn't very exciting. It featured two of the leading characters (I think Deirdre and RIta) made up to look old and talking about the antics of the grown-up Tracey Barlow. The clip didn't last long. I should add that this is all from memory of the original transmission so I may be misremembering....
by Tim D
Tue Mar 12, 2013 2:54 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Thames programme at a weekend
Replies: 37
Views: 4174

Re: Thames programme at a weekend

That's why I was a little surprised by Gareth's comment that Thames could have played out a programme on a Sunday - who would have been there to do it? I'd imagine Thames had duty engineers working, even at weekends. Broadcasting is and always was one of those businesses that has very long hours an...