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    Quote Originally Posted by George 1978 View Post
    I don't remember it personally because I was too young, but I assumed that OTTT was to Play Away what Tiswas to Play School - more older and mainstream if you like.

    There is a TVS clip online where they joined the programme ten minutes after the other regions because of the fact that they were showing a different film to the rest of the network. The other regions were showing the second Sweeney film, and TVS were showing the first one which was ten minutes longer - I might have got the two Sweeney films the wrong way round, but never mind.

    TVS finished the film, went into adverts and continuity and the announced OTT and went into the programme in the middle of the sketch. It seems that Chris Tarrant was aware that TVS had only and asked why they were so late in joined the programme later than the others.

    OTT was made by Central and was live, and so that TVS were unable to time-shift on a delay back then, so how did Tarrant know that TVS did not join OTT until later on, but presumably did not know the reason why? And did they know which regions were showing it and which were not? As it was a networked programme, it would have been assumed that all of them were of course. I would have assumed back then that the complexity and obscurity of the different ITV regions would have meant that one region would have not known what the other was showing.
    I guess Chris Tarrant had been told in advance that TVS were showing something different, & was given a cue at the exact time they would be picking up the broadcast, as it would be the basis for a "you don't know what you've been missing" joke.
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    The other thing TISWAS did was have the kid's parents in a cage to throw buckets of water at lol

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard1978 View Post
    I guess Chris Tarrant had been told in advance that TVS were showing something different, & was given a cue at the exact time they would be picking up the broadcast, as it would be the basis for a "you don't know what you've been missing" joke.
    I bet that the other regions didn't get it, but never mind. I suppose it had comparisons with when HTV shown a series called Ten on Saturday where they opted in and out of various regions; Tiswas, Our Show, etc. I am sure I heard somewhere that Tarrant would have said "HTV are leaving us now" when the opt outs ended.
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