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    Re: Music - Bands .. that age well !!

    The Specials have reformed a few times but never the classic line up, & especially as drummer John Bradbury is no longer with us.
  2. Re: Films given a different rating by the local town council than by the BBFC

    My Dad can remember some of the controversial films in the early 1970s were subject to local bans.
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    Re: The ITV network map from 1978

    That's probably the reason any ideas of a night time franchise didn't work out.

    At the same time there was an attempt to have an overnight radio service for all the independent local stations.
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    Re: Christmas Day TV 2019

    I remember 1 or 2 other spoof diaries around that time, I have a Red Dwarf one, & I have seen ones for Rene from Allo Allo & Dorian from Birds of a Feather.

    I presume large customers like a...
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    Re: Christmas Day TV 2019

    I've still got my copy of Mr Bean's Diary.

    I remember when BBC1 was way out of synch with Neighbours, & often their Christmas special was often shown at other times of the year.

    Also they...
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    Re: The ITV network map from 1978

    I remember reading that when ITV went 24 hours they considered making the night time hours a separate national franchise

    The potential audience & revenue from advertising was too low to make it...
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    Re: films your embarrassed to admit you like.

    Thanks, I often wear it when I go to anime themed events.
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    Re: The ITV network map from 1978

    When my Aunt & Uncle lived in semi-rural Lincolnshire it was possible to pick up 3 different regions depending on which you pointed the aerial, Yorkshire, Anglia or East Midlands.

    When BBC2 last...
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    Re: films your embarrassed to admit you like.

    I'm a big fan of Studio Ghibli's films, Princess Mononoke & Porco Rosso are among my favourites

    Here's me cosplaying as Porco Rosso.
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    Re: The ITV network map from 1978

    Where I grew up in Marple we could get grainy reception of all the Welsh channels.

    BBC1 & 2 Wales tended to have more opt-outs, & HTV often had a different schedule to Granada. S4C was the most...
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    Re: films your embarrassed to admit you like.

    Michael Barrymore played a drill sergeant putting them through boot camp.
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    Re: films your embarrassed to admit you like.

    Spiceworld: The Movie, it's fun fee lgood film that managed to encapsulate the late 1990s very well, with plenty of quirky cameos too.
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    Re: Rubik's Cube

    The other cheat was to carefully lever one of the edge sections out & then all the segments could be removed & reassembled in the completed formation.
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    Re: The Shadows

    They were in just the right place & time when instrumentals became very popular in the late 1950s & continued into the 1960s.

    Also the did very well being Cliff Richard's backing group in his...
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    Re: RIP The late Clive James

    I'd heard for a few years that Clive James was ill but the news has still come as a shock.

    I remember often watching Saturday Night Clive, mostly for the out-takes & home video clips when they...
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    Re: Christmas fayre

    Maybe the turkeys were for freezing.
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    Re: Thats life.

    I remember my Dad saying it started a lot more serious like Watchdog, but became more & more self parodying as time went on.
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    Re: Thats life.

    I remember there was a mix of funny & shocking items, overseas products with odd names seemed to be a regular feature.
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    Re: Tv programmes that would not be shown today

    Even at the time some Monty Python sketches were controversial, & sometimes had to be edited out of repeats.

    Luckily a complete Blu ray set is coming out which has reinstated a lot of material...
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    Re: Tv programmes that would not be shown today

    Even when Dad's Army was being thought up the creators were worried it would be seen as mocking the real Home Guard. I guess it's still shown as it's quite easy going.

    Allo Allo did get some...
  21. Re: Samantha Reed Smith, child peace activist/actress

    Sadly she died in a plane crash in 1985.
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    Re: Biscuits you don't see now.

    I remember they wouldn't give it to Richard Branson when he broke the record because his boat wasn't a regular passenger vessel!
  23. Re: Hunt for random kids drink from the late 70's and early 80's....HEEEELP!!!!

    I remember Superdrug used to stock Panda Pops, normally in those open fronted fridges with clear plastic flaps over the front like a blind.
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    Re: Tv programmes that would not be shown today

    Certainly Curry & Chips is available on DVD, so it's not fully hidden away.
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    Re: Tv programmes that would not be shown today

    It was still very tame compared to the more recent Shameless.
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