Mark wrote:I was looking at a very interesting news clipping recently from the Telegraph (15/2/72) on the subject of both BBC and ITV being worried that if episodes are missed due to the power cuts, serials may never recover their present audiences.
There is mention of using a resume', before shows like "Doctor Who", "Crossroads" and "Coronation Street", (I remember those) but the last episode of "The Moonstone" would not be repeated, despite being hit.
Interestingly, it mentions Granada were likely to be asked to repeat the final episode of "A Family At War", due to be screened the following night, which obviously suggests it was due to be hit, but if it was repeated, fairly quickly, it would be too late for the TV Times to list it ( I don't recall seeing it listed) but it would perhaps have been in the papers listings?
There's an edition of A Family at War
listed at 8pm on Wednesday, 8 March 1972 and it's identified in the Daily Express as "Yielding Place to New". It's not entirely clear whether this was fully networked - the TV listings in the Financial Times make it appear as though it was but, in majority of the papers I can consult, Channel and Southern (and Ulster according to The Times) are listed as showing Cade's County
in that slot. According to the Financial Times and the Daily Mirror (but not according to The Times and the Daily Express) Southern had an edition of AFAW scheduled at 11pm on Monday, 6 March.
Some of the confusion might be down to regional listings only showing the differences between their schedule and Thames's and I guess it's possible that these may not have been updated correctly if the repeat changed whether or not the region was following London.
I remember the power cuts: one caused me to miss the last episode of Tightrope
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