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by JezR
Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:09 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Psycho in schools/ Film certificates
Replies: 13
Views: 2258

Re: Psycho in schools/ Film certificates

Phibes was an X in the year after the change to 18, and was cut to achieve that. The current 15 version is uncut. Psycho was also cut originally.
by JezR
Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:44 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Psycho in schools/ Film certificates
Replies: 13
Views: 2258

Re: Psycho in schools/ Film certificates

Abominable Dr. Phibes is a 15 - since 1988 when first certified for video. The film was originally an X - as was Psycho, which was last recertified as 15 as recently as 2000.
by JezR
Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:08 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Psycho in schools/ Film certificates
Replies: 13
Views: 2258

Re: Psycho in schools/ Film certificates

This is what the BBFC says in a FAQ: What is the legal position if a class teacher shows children a film rated rated higher than their age without first obtaining parental permission? As far as we are aware, it is not illegal for schools to show BBFC age restricted films to pupils. Merely showing an...
by JezR
Wed Mar 20, 2013 4:04 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Royalties question: help!
Replies: 28
Views: 4162

Re: Royalties question: help!

Looking at the tax table again, it also includes national insurance - which was not that graduated at the time. The basic rate of income tax was 8/3 in the pound (roughly 41%), but there were a number of steps below and above that, as well as allowances. Income from savings & investments was taxed a...
by JezR
Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:52 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Royalties question: help!
Replies: 28
Views: 4162

Re: Royalties question: help!

As a guide, a married couple jointly earning exactly £10,000 in 1965 would have paid £4196/7/0 in income taxes. A joint salary of £15,000 would have a tax bill of £8116/17/0. These are taken from tax tables published after the 1965 Budget.
by JezR
Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:12 am
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: probably a stupid ??
Replies: 6
Views: 1569

Re: probably a stupid ??

The White City stadium was demolished in 1985. By the end in 1984 it was used for dog racing only. Doubt it would still be in use now if the BBC had not acquired it - but the site may have been used for a modern stadium by the likes of QPR etc.
by JezR
Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:10 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: PR: Goodbye Television Centre [BBC]
Replies: 73
Views: 11514

Re: PR: Goodbye Television Centre [BBC]

I was told a planned Christmas repeat for Tales on BBC2 was dropped as there were nerves about the jolly stories about sex on the premises in the wake of Savile. Wasn't there a 'No sex or drugs please we're before the watershed' version which should still be considered OK to show? Or did that still...
by JezR
Sun Feb 10, 2013 5:22 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Adrian Mole on TV
Replies: 9
Views: 1889

Re: Adrian Mole on TV

As I have said before, I can't get passed the completely wrong accents. Sue Townsend regrets she permitted a TV adaptation in recent interviews about it.
by JezR
Sun Feb 10, 2013 5:16 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Harold Wilson Night (BBC Parliament, Thu 14th Feb)
Replies: 31
Views: 5109

Re: Harold Wilson Night (BBC Parliament, Thu 14th Feb)

Retitle it 'I love Harold Wilson'?
by JezR
Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:23 am
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: Timeline for Ampex VT machines at ITV.
Replies: 27
Views: 4460

Re: Timeline for Ampex VT machines at ITV.

Denis Forman in 'Persons Granada' states that Granada was the first company to buy Ampex machines after he visited their manufacturing plant in 1957. The first two were installed in Chelsea with four following for Manchester. They were used in general initially to time shift live programmes with no ...
by JezR
Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:04 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: D.O.G. s**t all over the screen
Replies: 39
Views: 6433

Re: D.O.G. s**t all over the screen

Steve Williams wrote:
JezR wrote:I presume we are talking about ITV HD as there can't be anyone left watching SD these days ...
I'm pretty sure most people are still watching in SD, actually.
I have of course been writing in this thread with a grin fixed to my face - but it is true I haven't watched ITV(1) SD for over a year.
by JezR
Sun Jan 20, 2013 3:14 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Big Freeze - 1963/4
Replies: 28
Views: 4268

Re: The Big Freeze - 1963/4

I was amused by Cliff Mitchelmore's introduction: "...when we talk of temperatures they will be in the old Fahrenheit scale". The Met Office had started using Celsius as the primary temperature in public weather forecasts the previous October, although they had been working internally in Celsius fr...
by JezR
Sun Jan 20, 2013 3:03 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: D.O.G. s**t all over the screen
Replies: 39
Views: 6433

Re: D.O.G. s**t all over the screen

It is at least considerably smaller and dimmer than the last one. I presume we are talking about ITV HD as there can't be anyone left watching SD these days ... No it's the main SD channel (ITV1 as was). The HD one (and presumably all the other ITV channels) already had DOGs. Er, yes. But I haven't...
by JezR
Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:06 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: D.O.G. s**t all over the screen
Replies: 39
Views: 6433

Re: D.O.G. s**t all over the screen

It is at least considerably smaller and dimmer than the last one. I presume we are talking about ITV HD as there can't be anyone left watching SD these days ...
by JezR
Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:50 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Ripper Street
Replies: 92
Views: 14316

Re: Ripper Street

A couple of years later in 1891 the first public police telephone points were opened in Glasgow. This programme is set though before it was possible to telephone nationally; trunk lines from London to Birmingham were brought into service the following year.
by JezR
Fri Dec 14, 2012 6:39 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Kenneth Kendall (1924-2012)
Replies: 13
Views: 2933

Re: Kenneth Kendall (1924-2012)

BBC started showing newsreaders in vision in early Sept 1955, a little more than 2 weeks before the start of ITN.
by JezR
Wed Dec 12, 2012 8:15 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Pilchards.
Replies: 16
Views: 2968

Re: Pilchards.

Angel Delight went about 10 years without any promotion, before an advertising push in the late 1990s.

John West is a brand that used to promote its various canned fish products regularly but although it is still in the shops I struggle to think of its last advert.
by JezR
Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:44 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Sir Patrick Moore (1923-2012)
Replies: 25
Views: 4434

Re: Sir Patrick Moore (1923-2012)

I'd hope The Sky at Night continued without him. They won't be able to do it from his home any more. I'm sure Chris Lintott will take over very effectively, but I imagine the format may change. In particular I can't see it continuing as a 20-minute programme (which must be pretty much unique in the...
by JezR
Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:54 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Sir Patrick Moore (1923-2012)
Replies: 25
Views: 4434

Re: Sir Patrick Moore (1923-2012)

Will the quaint quarterly newsletters available via sending a stamped self-addressed envelope survive? They are actually online these days but the programme rarely if ever referenced that way of getting them.