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    My family only got a VCR in 1989 (the same year as we had a telephone for the first time).

    I had a few tapes from 1989 to 1993, mostly films and Christmas stuff, but a lot of things were taped over, got lost or chewed up in the machine.

    My oldest recording was from Sunday 6th February 1994, and it was the Central Match Live, seen on ITV in the Midlands, and it was the post-Clough Nottingham Forest v Leicester City match of the 1993-1994 season. Tony Francis and Jimmy Greaves were in the studio. The final score was: 4-0; we were without Stan Collymore, but it helped us get back to the Premier League after a season away.

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    Lizzy Dipping from 1974; found the tape in a charity shop

    Do you really believe the other side without provocation would launch so many ICBM's, subs and ships knowing that we would have no option to launch as well? It would break our MAD Treaty (Mutually Assured Destruction) not to mention the end of the world as we know it.


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    Surely you mean Lizzie Dripping?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Finnthedude View Post
    I remember our first VCR - a Ferguson VideoStar - big silver toploader. I also remember the first film we ever saw on it. It was called "The Exterminator" - looking back it's a pretty poor film but as it was the first video we ever watched I think we actually invited the neighbours round to come see it.

    The local video shop carried on well into the 90's but when it closed down they had a sale and I bought a few vids - "The Exterminator" being one of them. It's probably not the same copy I watched back in the day but I bought it anyway. I've got it on DVD now as well so it'll never get watched on VHS even though I do still have a VHS player.

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    Ah, yes, The Exterminater. I saw it at the cinema on its release and also have it on Betamax from 1981.

    My oldest tapes would be from mid-1980: a pre-recorded tape of Soldier Blue and a few blank tapes all Betamax.

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    When I was younger (a few years before my family had got a VCR ourselves), I used to assume that all tapes were pre-recorded as I hardly ever saw any evidence of programmes and films recorded from the TV.

    I remember at school watching a Disney film on a VCR and as it was an ITV recording, I was amazed to see a commercial break recorded on tape - it looked fascinating at the time, although they were fast-forwarded onto the next part. I suppose that is why I enjoy watching old ad breaks on YouTube, although for slightly different reasons these days.

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    I remember on the last day of term at school we had a screening of some cartoons that had been recorded off air, when having a video was still a novelty.

    The blue & yellow BBC1 globe with the mirror behind was before some of them.
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    I remember that 1991 was the first Christmas that I started to officially tape programmes from the TV - as my nephew was to be born the following year, I thought that I would tape some programmes for him when he got older.

    I got a twin pack of Bush E240 tapes from Woolworths in The Shires when I visited Leicester for the first time just before Christmas that year. I remember recording the premiere of Father Christmas, and that year's showing of The Snowman, as well as the Disney film Alice in Wonderland. Mary Poppins (first ITV showing of the film) and Dumbo were on the other tape.

    Tapes long gone now of course.
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    Quote Originally Posted by culnara View Post
    Surely you mean Lizzie Dripping?
    Yes Sorry typo

    Do you really believe the other side without provocation would launch so many ICBM's, subs and ships knowing that we would have no option to launch as well? It would break our MAD Treaty (Mutually Assured Destruction) not to mention the end of the world as we know it.


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