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    Quote Originally Posted by George 1978 View Post
    I didn't know that it had been released on DVD - I thought that due to the controversy of the programme back in the early 1990s, I would doubt that they would have made a special DVD of it.
    It's been officially released on DVD several times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DemonEyeX View Post
    It's been officially released on DVD several times.
    I am surprised as I would have thought that it would have been banned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by George 1978 View Post
    I am surprised as I would have thought that it would have been banned.
    I don't think it was released for a long time though, & never repeated on TV.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard1978 View Post
    I don't think it was released for a long time though, & never repeated on TV.
    It was live so I doubt it was repeated.
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    I have been recently researching the Times archive and looking at the TV listings for the 1970s and 1980s, making notes of at least one programme from each day throughout several decades, and having a few thousand programmes written down in a list as a result! I have made my way back to the spring of 1969 after covering the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, and making my choices for each day.

    Although I was only born in 1978, some of the 1970s entries are interesting, especially in their way of scheduling at that time - for example, the start of Monday evenings on ITV used to flare out like a pair of fashionable trousers at the time, with programmes such as Opportunity Knocks, Whodunnit and David Nixon starting at 6.45 pm rather than 7.00 pm.

    Another price of fascinating scheduling was mostly on Tuesdays, but could also be seen on Thursdays as well - a film shown on ITV between 7.00 pm and 8.30 pm (or 7.30 pm and 9.00 pm if Bless This House or another sitcom was shown earlier like it did on Thames). It seems that cowboy and western films made in the 1950s were seen in that slot, but also series that were an hour and a half long such The Snoop Sisters and Macmillan and Wife (which Anglia shown a bit), and also made a comeback on Channel 5 around 25 years later. There also seemed to be a series called The Name of The Game that some regions shown after News at Ten - I assume that it was at least six years prior to Abba's hit of the same name.

    And also the number of beauty competitions on the television back then, and the variations as well - Miss World, Miss United Kingdom, as well as Miss Great Britain, and Miss England. Don't get me started on Miss Tyne Tees and most other regional ITV contests as well! I know that Bob Mills shown a couple of them on his In Bed With Medinner series a few years ago - he shown Miss Yorkshire Television 1977 which was held in Skegness and was presented by Bob "Central News" Warman" in a cream turtle neck sweater... .

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    Waiting for the white dot to disappear after closedown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by angliaknight View Post
    Waiting for the white dot to disappear after closedown.
    Likewise, set-top aerials. Literally "on" TV!
    Time flies like the wind, fruit flies like bananas - go figure!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zabadak View Post
    Likewise, set-top aerials. Literally "on" TV!
    I remember when I was really young actually pulling the fixed set top aerial off our Ferguson TX

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    I remember when we had a separate one for BBC2!
    Time flies like the wind, fruit flies like bananas - go figure!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zabadak View Post
    I remember when we had a separate one for BBC2!
    Now that I never knew. I was aware that you had to upgrade your aerial to get 625 line signals but I thought the ‘new’ aerial could pick up 405 line signals

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