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    Re: The ITV network map from 1978

    Thanks for the extra info. I think I have a fairly intricate grip on ITV and Channel 4 but there were some things about the BBC I wasn't sure about... until now, thank you! Imagine if there'd ever...
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    Re: Black friday

    We've had a 'Santas anonymous' program here for ages spearheaded by a local radio station.

    Rewards points are also a newer thing.

    I think the black friday name is something to do with it's the...
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    Re: Black friday

    Canada has Thanksgiving earlier in October and yet we got lumbered with all this black friday stuff as the friday after the U.S. Thanksgiving in late November. I'm surprised it's reached England. I...
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    Re: The ITV network map from 1978

    I wanted to add that I see opt outs are mentioned, and it sounds like there were London made BBC programs not shown by BBC Cymru/Wales at all, correct? And if I have got anything confused please...
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    Re: The ITV network map from 1978

    Thank you all for your memories about this, I've been really fascinated learning about the ITV region system and how it used to operate. It's so cool to have various points of views from viewers back...
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    I used to watch '70s The Tomorrow People tv show and was quite happy to find there were some paperbacks featuring them from the Piccolo/TV Times imprint... and most have original stories, not just tv...
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    Re: Rubik's Cube

    I had a keychain sized one of these back during the craze, but it was 3 x 3 x 3. I tried to solve it but gave up on it and popped it apart and put it back together in a cheat! The center squares all...
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    Re: Fav radio and tv DJ

    Oops. I'll have to keep that straight in future... file next to Cliff Richard (no S).
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    Re: The Shadows

    Ta. "Anything can happen in the next thirty posts" if something triggers me. :)

    I'm the kind of '50s-'70s music fan that would get very excited by some unknown recordings from the late '60s Irish...
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    Re: Deputy dawg

    Maybe Deputy Dawg was once deputy to Sheriff Ricochet Rabbit? That was another Hanna-Barberra cartoon I remembered seeing in the '70s when I was small. They seemed to have a thousand such...
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    Re: RIP Freddie Jones

    I liked him in Ghosts Of Motley Hall too, as Sir George Uproar (that was by the same creator who was behind Catweazle). I was surprised when he turned up on the short-lived David Lynch tv series 'On...
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    Re: Black friday

    All I did for Black Friday was redeem some 'reward points' to get one $50 gift card for the points that usually only got you a $25, and for a $25 with 2/3rds the points it would normally need. I had...
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    Re: Fav radio and tv DJ

    Did anyone like Brian Matthews? He had a good voice and was very smooth, though not as knowledgeable as John Peel. You knew it was him when you heard him. His voice turns up on a lot of 'Live at the...
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    Re: The Shadows

    I thought it was because of The Shads that instrumentals became so big... they were amazing... Hank Marvin, Bruce Welch, Tony Meehan, Jet Harris and later Brian Bennett and John Rostill were also ...
  15. Thread: It's back

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    Re: It's back

    I can accept someone watches now and then (I watched some U.S. thing for a bit with Eric Estrada from the old CHiPs police show living with televangelist Tammy Faye Baker and porn actor Ron Jeremy),...
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    Re: Tv programmes that would not be shown today

    Do they ever show On The Buses anywhere? All the rude comments toward Olive and general Andy Capp type bloke natter...

    I wonder if something a bit regional like I Didn't Know You Cared would make...
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    Re: Tv programmes that would not be shown today

    In Sweden on the first singles of the foursome (People Need Love, Ring Ring) they are titled:
    Bjorn & Benny
    Agnetha & Anni-Frid

    So even they didn't think of 'ABBA' at first, they have been filed...
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    Re: Biscuits you don't see now.

    We've got Ribands that are sort of like a single Kit-Kat stick.

    We get all sorts of biscuits from Europe in Canada (and even the U.S.), I like the custard cremes even though I don't like real...
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    Re: RIP Jean Fergusson - actress

    I've been trying to remember her in Coronation Street, but as her character was involved in that whole Colin Fishwick storyline I may've just blocked it out.
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    Re: Don't Look Now

    That's one of my favorite films, but I was only five or six when it first came out. I like all the films Nicolas Roeg (r.i.p.) made, there's often some really brutal scene that's hard to watch but so...
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    Re: Tv programmes that would not be shown today

    I remember Dempsey & Makepeace when it was current, I don't think it's been repeated in a long time though. There was another, titled Due South, with a Canadian mountie and a U.S. policeman and we...
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    He held records for number of books of all sorts, fiction and non-fiction, published at one time I believe. I keep meaning to read his commentary on the Bible someday (having an interest in...
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    Re: Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day

    A sports commentator/former coach here made a comment in his filler segment along the lines of "you people who come over here should be wearing poppies" aimed at immigrants. They gave him a chance to...
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    Re: Tv programmes that would not be shown today

    I'm still impressed with Z Cars enough that for any one character saying something dated there were two saying something else making the other look dated. It wasn't all Andy Capp, and the character...
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    Re: Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day

    Just going off-line now to observe here... the local tv station televises from the Cenotaph down by the Empress hotel and Legislature buildings in Victoria, B.C.

    It's also my father's birthday......
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