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Forum: Broadcasting Yesterday, 17:20
Replies: 84
Views: 1,751
Posted By AidanLunn
Also, what is it with right-wing nutcases like...

Also, what is it with right-wing nutcases like you who have to HIGHLIGHT or SHOUT every operative or emotive WORD in everything they SAY?

It's NOT like SHOUTING or TYPING IN CAPITALS is PARTICULARLY...
Forum: Broadcasting Yesterday, 17:08
Replies: 79
Views: 2,618
Posted By AidanLunn
Sounds like TV Centre circa 1962/3

Sounds like TV Centre circa 1962/3
Forum: Broadcasting Yesterday, 17:07
Replies: 79
Views: 2,618
Posted By AidanLunn
Hardly criminal when it was all legal and above...

Hardly criminal when it was all legal and above board.
Forum: Broadcasting Yesterday, 17:05
Replies: 79
Views: 2,618
Posted By AidanLunn
Wrong. The first series of Casualty was made at...

Wrong. The first series of Casualty was made at BBC Bristol, IIRC.
Forum: Broadcasting Yesterday, 16:39
Replies: 79
Views: 2,618
Posted By AidanLunn
Are you sure about that? HIGNFY has been made...

Are you sure about that? HIGNFY has been made since 1990 (or since Margaret Thatcher has been in power, if you want it like that), and I don't think TLS (or "LWT studios" as it was) at that time were...
Forum: Broadcasting Yesterday, 15:33
Replies: 84
Views: 1,751
Posted By AidanLunn
I know it's not British. And don't call me a...

I know it's not British. And don't call me a twonk. If anything, what I'm about to say will confirm that out of the two of us, it's not me who's the twonk.

Please quote where I said, or implied, or...
Forum: Broadcasting Yesterday, 15:23
Replies: 84
Views: 1,751
Posted By AidanLunn
BIB, that *is* privatising! And in another thread...

BIB, that *is* privatising! And in another thread where we argued, you favoured ITV "getting its' act together". If the BBC start taking adverts, they'll be taking a finite number of advertisers away...
Forum: Broadcasting Yesterday, 15:00
Replies: 53
Views: 2,327
Posted By AidanLunn
Jewel in the Crown, Bridehead Revisited, World in...

Jewel in the Crown, Bridehead Revisited, World in Action, Big Breadwinner Hog, Spindoe - a fair few quality Granada productions there.

Borethenation Street, however...
Forum: Broadcasting Yesterday, 14:57
Replies: 53
Views: 2,327
Posted By AidanLunn
I'm hoping this will settle this matter :D No...

I'm hoping this will settle this matter :D

No other ITV company came up with anything better than this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naopZw9ZLSo
Forum: Broadcasting Yesterday, 14:52
Replies: 53
Views: 2,327
Posted By AidanLunn
That's because Central spent an absolute fortune...

That's because Central spent an absolute fortune on branding ideas and idents from London-based design agencies (although I think some of their ident packages were designed and created in house by...
Forum: Broadcasting Yesterday, 14:45
Replies: 53
Views: 2,327
Posted By AidanLunn
Celebrating 60 years of ITV is the same as...

Celebrating 60 years of ITV is the same as celebrating 60 years since it started as . . . it's 60 years since it started.
Forum: Broadcasting Yesterday, 14:43
Replies: 53
Views: 2,327
Posted By AidanLunn
Hale and Pace used to call LWT "Limp Wrist...

Hale and Pace used to call LWT "Limp Wrist Television" :D
Forum: Broadcasting Yesterday, 13:55
Replies: 84
Views: 1,751
Posted By AidanLunn
It's a Government-imposed levy, so what makes you...

It's a Government-imposed levy, so what makes you think the Government would give up a revenue stream? They could, of course, just break off the BBC from receiving anything from the TVL, but would...
Forum: Broadcasting Yesterday, 13:53
Replies: 84
Views: 1,751
Posted By AidanLunn
And look at the shadow of its former self it is...

And look at the shadow of its former self it is now as a result of that.
Forum: Broadcasting 25-02-2015, 22:14
Replies: 40
Views: 1,477
Posted By AidanLunn
Indeed, when the first ITV companies launched...

Indeed, when the first ITV companies launched (A-R, ABC, ATV & Granada), they took their time to begin making money. It wasn't until Scottish TV launched almost two years after London ITV did that...
Forum: Broadcasting 25-02-2015, 22:10
Replies: 40
Views: 1,477
Posted By AidanLunn
Oh there was one :D November 1981, Meg left and...

Oh there was one :D

November 1981, Meg left and a certain motel was turned into an inferno!

Was a good blaze! :D
Forum: Broadcasting 23-02-2015, 14:16
Replies: 53
Views: 2,327
Posted By AidanLunn
How easily you forget how good that pre-egomania...

How easily you forget how good that pre-egomania Granada actually was!
Forum: Broadcasting 23-02-2015, 14:06
Replies: 39
Views: 2,532
Posted By AidanLunn
Because we don't all like the same things? I'm a...

Because we don't all like the same things?

I'm a Doctor Who fan, and I struggle to understand why people don't like it. But I do know some people who would rather gouge their own eyes out with...
Forum: Broadcasting 23-02-2015, 00:57
Replies: 200
Views: 5,986
Posted By AidanLunn
That would be the Mr Davies who is in Murdoch's...

That would be the Mr Davies who is in Murdoch's pocket?

And he clearly doesn't know this, but the BBC can't abandon the licence fee, not until it gets written in to a new BBC Charter (*if* it is)....
Forum: Broadcasting 23-02-2015, 00:43
Replies: 200
Views: 5,986
Posted By AidanLunn
Presumably because anyone outside of the...

Presumably because anyone outside of the programme making industry is a numbskull on such matters and therefore shouldn't be listened to. These people in the NAO are, presumably, the same boneheads...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 20-02-2015, 11:59
Replies: 10
Views: 302
Posted By AidanLunn
Does Fraggle Rock count?

Does Fraggle Rock count?
Forum: TV Shows: UK 20-02-2015, 11:23
Replies: 133
Views: 6,504
Posted By AidanLunn
I think he means popular in terms of how many...

I think he means popular in terms of how many people know of it, not how many actively watch it.

Someone or something can be popular in terms of how well known they are/it is, but also in terms of...
Forum: Soaps 19-02-2015, 04:27
Replies: 3
Views: 404
Posted By AidanLunn
If you're talking the 1960s houses, they were...

If you're talking the 1960s houses, they were originally built for the staff that worked there when that studio was owned by Midlands ITV contractor ATV, opened in 1960. Then, when ATV were re-shaped...
Forum: Soaps 18-02-2015, 11:38
Replies: 0
Views: 126
Posted By AidanLunn
Happy 30th birthday, EastEnders

I usually can't stand the programme, I feel its' quality has plummeted over recent years, but this week has been exceptional.

So I'd like to say happy birthday to EastEnders, and here's to the next...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 18-02-2015, 00:38
Replies: 133
Views: 6,504
Posted By AidanLunn
It's actually very true, many cheaper-brand flat...

It's actually very true, many cheaper-brand flat panel TV sets even today still default to BBC1 when you switch them on out of standby.
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