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    Motorcycle advert “What A Feeling”

    I wasn’t around in the 1980s but when the rest of my family here the song “What A Feeling” from Flashdance chances are they make reference to an advert for potentially Honda (or another brand of...
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    Re: Maxpax drinks vending machines

    My grandad found some Maxpax instant tea cups whilst sorting out a box with all of his coach driver gear in it, they were dated 1982! Naturally I had to try adding hot water to it and it looked like...
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    Re: Your Favourite Only Fools and Horses sayings

    “As Hamlet said to Macbeth in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, we’ve been done up like a pair of kippers here”

    ”(Uncle Albert’s Shocked Gasp)”
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    Re: Don Amott - King of Caravans

    I have a Swithland Motors ad on a Betamax tape from 1985, “terrific value, these Yugos!”

    and ‘Leave it to leee longlaands’ is still being used isn’t it?
  5. Thread: Gus Honeybun

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    Re: Gus Honeybun

    My favourite comment about Gus Honeybun was made by BobTheFish’s YouTube video about the south west in his ITV In The Face series about when colour tv came to Westward in 1972:

    ”Finally we could...
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    Re: Anyone else miss late night ITV?

    I have recently obtained a tape from which my aunt (I assume) recorded Murder, She Wrote on VHS-LP in 1994 but just let the recording go until the end of the tape. The result is a tape that keeps...
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    Re: crackerjack

    But can Sam and Mark crush grapes or rip tissues?

    Ah well, apparently double or drop will return too, as will the cabbages.
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    Re: "Cheeky Monkey" TV Advert (Late 1970s?)

    June Whitfield used to do the Birdseye ads didn’t she?

    I know cheeky monkey was also used in a PG Tips ad when they used real chimpanzees, but that was mid 80s.
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    Re: TV Shows Only You Seem To Remember

    A game show a bit like Finders Keepers but with adults. The set was like the interior and exterior of a house. Can't remember it's name though
  10. Thread: Biscuit ads

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    Re: Biscuit ads

    5432Q
    (Annoyed look)
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    Re: Carling Black Label adverts

    I've got the Cowboy advert set on a Betamax tape. It was during a showing of an episode of Dempsey & Makepeace on the 31st January 1987. It also fills up over half the ad break, although it certainly...
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    Re: Biscuit ads

    Furthermore, when cakes go stale, they harden and when biscuits go stale they soften. Jaffa Cakes go hard when they are stale so its a cake. Also, a Jaffa Cake has 'Cake' in its title so its a...
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    Re: tagline mystery

    I’ve actually been trying to find that ad for a little while. A few years back there was a BBC1 Daytime show called The TV That Made Me And part of it was the celebrity would talk briefly about their...
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    Re: Old TV listings?

    Personally, for BBC I use the BBC Genome site which has information of television listings from it’s start in 1936 to 2010 and for ITV I use RadioSoundsFamiliar which doesn’t have anywhere near the...
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    Re: What’s on TV at this point in 1977

    I didn’t know that. Thanks!
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    Re: What’s on TV at this point in 1977

    I believe it was only ever seen in the Anglia region so it wasn’t even seen by most of the nation
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    Re: What’s on TV at this point in 1977

    According to TV Cream, it was a game show in which two teams from different schools had to talk about a random subject, being judged by a panel of celebrities. It was hosted by Chris Kelly and is...
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    Re: What’s on TV at this point in 1977

    When I compiled this I did find it quite odd that there aren’t any programmes for and colleges listed. ITV’s ‘Summer School’ seemed to air at the same slot every day and gives the impression that...
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    What’s on TV at this point in 1977

    So 41 years to me seems like a pretty solid number for our next look back at a days viewing of television. This time I have actually compiled everything on all three channels from the testcard to...
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    Sticky: Re: Sweet wrappers over the years

    Got these this weekend. Awesome!
  21. Thread: Channel 4

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    Re: Channel 4

    Channel 5 also had a bit of a struggle with their broadcasting license as they were set to broadcast on the same frequency a lot of VCRs were tuned to for playback, meaning that the signals would...
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    Re: What’s On TV in October 1983

    Very well, just for you, here’s the children’s listings from that very day in ‘83:

    BBC1:
    15:55 Playschool
    16:20 Bananaman
    16:25 Jackanory
    16:35 Playaway
    17:00 John Craven’s Newsround
    17:05...
  23. Re: D Day Darlings Should Have Won Britain's Got Talent

    As much as I love Donchez I would’ve preferred the acrobats in but as I said, they’ll get the same press
  24. Re: "Sore throat! Sooore throat!" Please tell me I didn't imagine this!

    Never seen that one before!
  25. Re: D Day Darlings Should Have Won Britain's Got Talent

    As with all of these talent shows, those who are on the final get as much press as the winner. Personally I found it very hard to vote as most acts were great. Very glad lost voice guy won though
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