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Forum: Broadcasting 05-02-2014, 12:15
Replies: 234
Views: 12,893
Posted By Paul Grayson
It wasn't just TV that was considered throw-away....

It wasn't just TV that was considered throw-away. One record label named Oriole had a policy of wiping all of their popular music master tapes after two years as they deemed them to have no worth by...
Forum: Broadcasting 28-01-2014, 18:38
Replies: 154
Views: 5,634
Posted By Paul Grayson
There were a few other problems too. The MHEG...

There were a few other problems too. The MHEG page didn't work on every MHEG capable Freeview box, and it didn't work at all on those without MHEG. Plus, if the STB was switched off during coverage,...
Forum: Broadcasting 28-01-2014, 14:28
Replies: 154
Views: 5,634
Posted By Paul Grayson
I'd assume it's similar to the system Setanta...

I'd assume it's similar to the system Setanta used to use when broadcasting Scottish football matches on Sunday lunchtimes some years ago.

That system didn't encrypt the content at all, it just hid...
Forum: Radio 12-11-2013, 21:56
Replies: 50
Views: 4,384
Posted By Paul Grayson
Counterpoint's episodes are usually recorded just...

Counterpoint's episodes are usually recorded just a few weeks prior to the start of the series - certainly the ones I took part in a few years ago were.

I suspect that if Gambo's future isn't...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 04-11-2013, 19:43
Replies: 201
Views: 18,472
Posted By Paul Grayson
I can recall seeing several newsflashes (or 'News...

I can recall seeing several newsflashes (or 'News Update' as they may have been called) on BBC1 during the late 1980s and early 1990s regarding the shock resignations of members of Margaret...
Forum: Broadcasting 11-09-2013, 21:46
Replies: 37
Views: 2,537
Posted By Paul Grayson
The Japanese did carry out some bombing of the US...

The Japanese did carry out some bombing of the US mainland using balloons loaded with explosives, but they weren't very effective. One woman and her five children died somewhere close to the end of...
Forum: Radio 11-09-2013, 12:23
Replies: 174
Views: 21,554
Posted By Paul Grayson
The much hyped Steve "More Music" Nage, who had a...

The much hyped Steve "More Music" Nage, who had a single show on Radio 1, and who was never heard from again.

Actually a one-off Victor Lewis-Smith spoof of a terrible DJ, probably gleamed from his...
Forum: Broadcasting 17-06-2013, 22:39
Replies: 574
Views: 13,868
Posted By Paul Grayson
Often when I read abject BBC-bashing twaddle on...

Often when I read abject BBC-bashing twaddle on this site, I wonder how much Murdoch, Dacre or Desmond is paying for it!
Forum: Broadcasting 12-06-2013, 12:11
Replies: 10
Views: 1,221
Posted By Paul Grayson
They're also charging to stream ITV3 and ITV4...

They're also charging to stream ITV3 and ITV4 live. I'd wager it's an attempt to exploit the upcoming Tour de France - I just hope it doesn't spread to other streaming options.
Forum: Broadcasting 07-05-2013, 10:58
Replies: 41
Views: 2,864
Posted By Paul Grayson
I remember them showing the odd film (usually 633...

I remember them showing the odd film (usually 633 Squadron) on Saturdays if it was certain a whole morning session had been lost to bad weather.
Forum: TV Shows: UK 25-02-2013, 23:14
Replies: 96
Views: 7,163
Posted By Paul Grayson
One trend is the use of very short snippets of...

One trend is the use of very short snippets of copyright music, no more than 30 seconds.

Is this simply a dodge to get around the need to pay royalties, as some of the podcasts I listen to have...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 25-02-2013, 22:59
Replies: 276
Views: 41,107
Posted By Paul Grayson
I'm still trying to work out as to how Masterson...

I'm still trying to work out as to how Masterson could have attempted to fly to the US by private aircraft in early 1934.

Nothing suitable for private use was capable of making a direct flight east...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 04-02-2013, 22:53
Replies: 276
Views: 41,107
Posted By Paul Grayson
Sorry, but I had a major problem with this. The...

Sorry, but I had a major problem with this.

The style of music, particularly the arrangements, was simply wrong for the era it was supposedly set in. It sounded closer to the kind of material that...
Forum: Broadcasting 30-01-2013, 14:17
Replies: 81
Views: 4,036
Posted By Paul Grayson
Even Bilsdale output them at one point, as I can...

Even Bilsdale output them at one point, as I can remember seeing the black and white BBC C slide at home sometime in the early 1970s.
Forum: TV Shows: UK 24-12-2012, 12:30
Replies: 61
Views: 7,152
Posted By Paul Grayson
As I understand it, he didn't stretch or shorten...

As I understand it, he didn't stretch or shorten every recording, some were modified in other ways, by swapping stereo channels, adding reverb and/or adjusting equalisation. It was one of these CDs...
Forum: Showbiz 15-11-2012, 20:38
Replies: 4,064
Views: 518,452
Posted By Paul Grayson
If your local library has a copy of the 23rd May...

If your local library has a copy of the 23rd May 2003 issue of the Evening Standard in their archives, take a look at it as there's something fairly revelatory printed on page 10.

I can see this...
Forum: Showbiz 15-11-2012, 12:40
Replies: 4,064
Views: 518,452
Posted By Paul Grayson
So, will tonight's BBC4 repeat of Top Of The Pops...

So, will tonight's BBC4 repeat of Top Of The Pops get cancelled? The episode that's supposedly being shown tonight is one presented by the Hairy Cornflake.
Forum: Showbiz 13-11-2012, 14:43
Replies: 4,064
Views: 518,452
Posted By Paul Grayson
This view from Google Streetview of the newer...

This view from Google Streetview of the newer block, taken from the main road, does look like the building depicted in the infamous...
Forum: Showbiz 07-11-2012, 22:13
Replies: 4,077
Views: 362,056
Posted By Paul Grayson
The demise of Scallywag magazine, which made...

The demise of Scallywag magazine, which made allegations regarding the North Wales abuse issue in the mid 1990s is interesting.

They closed down after losing a libel case against a prominent...
Forum: Showbiz 04-11-2012, 19:03
Replies: 3,266
Views: 305,486
Posted By Paul Grayson
I've just visited the David Icke forum. What a...

I've just visited the David Icke forum.

What a load of twaddle - links to sites with obvious far-right agendas, posters making failed logical deductions, seeing symbolism in obviously innocent...
Forum: Broadcasting 31-10-2012, 22:23
Replies: 97
Views: 7,559
Posted By Paul Grayson
And a good number of those watching would have...

And a good number of those watching would have been at the game anyway if it hadn't been moved from a Saturday afternoon kick-off.
Forum: Showbiz 28-10-2012, 19:36
Replies: 3,461
Views: 385,428
Posted By Paul Grayson
I remember seeing an appearance by him in one of...

I remember seeing an appearance by him in one of those dreadful low-budget B&W beat group films, some years ago when shown on daytime ITV. I can't remember the film's title. JS was either cast as...
Forum: Showbiz 26-10-2012, 20:44
Replies: 3,461
Views: 385,428
Posted By Paul Grayson
That Popbitch list was just a list of names that...

That Popbitch list was just a list of names that they'd had E-mailed to them concerning the story. One of those names may only have been on the list due to it appearing in a joke that was doing the...
Forum: Showbiz 19-10-2012, 13:05
Replies: 6,044
Views: 752,300
Posted By Paul Grayson
A bit like this place then, particularly as most...

A bit like this place then, particularly as most of the bizarre things posted here come from users who registered within the past few weeks.
Forum: Showbiz 16-10-2012, 23:12
Replies: 6,044
Views: 752,300
Posted By Paul Grayson
Is there any reason why we've suddenly been...

Is there any reason why we've suddenly been inundated by 'purple crayon brigade' conspiracy theorist nutters?

Several recently made posts are very difficult to read.
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