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Forum: Broadcasting 24-05-2015, 19:45
Replies: 51
Views: 3,247
Posted By AidanLunn
Just to make sure you mean with regards to what...

Just to make sure you mean with regards to what you said about TV being better 20/30 years ago, I thought I'd post this sample of listings, from Anglia TV on 15th April 1981:

9:30 - FILM: The Bible...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 24-05-2015, 12:50
Replies: 54
Views: 5,313
Posted By AidanLunn
Luxor isn't their own brand. Luxor were a Swedish...

Luxor isn't their own brand. Luxor were a Swedish TV manufacturer in the 1970s.
Forum: Broadcasting 22-05-2015, 12:04
Replies: 20
Views: 1,165
Posted By AidanLunn
I think he is being retrospective about its...

I think he is being retrospective about its contribution to British television (could be described as the BBC's predecessor to TV Centre), not the actual logistics of making programmes there.

I knew...
Forum: Broadcasting 22-05-2015, 11:59
Replies: 20
Views: 1,165
Posted By AidanLunn
In the 60s, Doctor Who seemed to mainly move in...

In the 60s, Doctor Who seemed to mainly move in large blocks of episodes between Lime Grove and Riverside with the odd sprinkling of episodes made at TV Centre. The Jon Pertwee era beginning in 1970...
Forum: Broadcasting 22-05-2015, 11:53
Replies: 20
Views: 1,165
Posted By AidanLunn
Could it have been anything to do with the...

Could it have been anything to do with the Pilkington Comittee's report in 1960? One outcome of which was that a proposed third channel should be given to the BBC and not the ITA? The same year, of...
Forum: Broadcasting 18-05-2015, 14:15
Replies: 1,032
Views: 25,762
Posted By AidanLunn
No they didn't, the John Major government did...

No they didn't, the John Major government did that in 1991, but outsourced the responsibility of choosing the collector to the BBC.
Forum: Broadcasting 17-05-2015, 15:10
Replies: 126
Views: 5,057
Posted By AidanLunn
He didn't drop it in 1989. Michael Grade had...

He didn't drop it in 1989. Michael Grade had moved to Channel Four in 1987.

It was Peter Cregeen, Head of Drama, who had decided to end it, along with many other shows (e.g. Bergerac and Howard's...
Forum: Broadcasting 17-05-2015, 14:35
Replies: 97
Views: 2,869
Posted By AidanLunn
Of course, because there is such an abundance of...

Of course, because there is such an abundance of quality programming produced by the commercial/subscription sector anyway.
Forum: Broadcasting 17-05-2015, 14:27
Replies: 807
Views: 26,283
Posted By AidanLunn
Actually they were needed, though in Salford's...

Actually they were needed, though in Salford's case the BBC are only renting, not owning, the site. TVC was in such a state that "dilapidated" would be an understatement, Elstree has recently just...
Forum: Broadcasting 16-05-2015, 06:43
Replies: 11
Views: 877
Posted By AidanLunn
The Strabane transmitter in Northern Ireland...

The Strabane transmitter in Northern Ireland didn't open a UHF service until 1978 and there were many relays built in the early 80s to cover people who would otherwise be left without TV due to the...
Forum: Broadcasting 14-05-2015, 15:01
Replies: 5
Views: 393
Posted By AidanLunn
Often on live programmes, they no longer employ...

Often on live programmes, they no longer employ stenographers, and prefer to use speech recognition software.
Forum: Broadcasting 13-05-2015, 14:34
Replies: 807
Views: 26,283
Posted By AidanLunn
Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa! He might vote...

Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa! He might vote Tory, but that doesn't necessarily mean he wants to get rid of the BBC!

Tory voter =/= BBC hater! There are plenty of BBC haters in the Labour camp...
Forum: Broadcasting 13-05-2015, 12:37
Replies: 807
Views: 26,283
Posted By AidanLunn
You're about 30 years out of date - the BBC has...

You're about 30 years out of date - the BBC has been selling bits of itself since the early-mid 80s.
Forum: General Discussion 12-05-2015, 17:19
Replies: 74
Views: 2,627
Posted By AidanLunn
Possibly. This article mentions that the site...

Possibly.

This article mentions that the site had proper fire exit doors with pushbar locks at the back of the stand.

There was an even better blog post I read some months ago that went into even...
Forum: General Discussion 12-05-2015, 17:09
Replies: 74
Views: 2,627
Posted By AidanLunn
No, they were locked - the "push to release" bar...

No, they were locked - the "push to release" bar is a locking mechanism. Without the bar pushed downwards, the door is shut and the lock latch is out to lock the door. Pushing the bar down releases...
Forum: General Discussion 12-05-2015, 14:57
Replies: 74
Views: 2,627
Posted By AidanLunn
To give them their due their mood soon changed...

To give them their due their mood soon changed once they saw bodies being dragged out.

There was an extended version of that clip online some time ago, which showed the formerly cheering fans...
Forum: General Discussion 12-05-2015, 14:47
Replies: 74
Views: 2,627
Posted By AidanLunn
It is true that the exits were locked - but this...

It is true that the exits were locked - but this is a classic tale of Chinese whispers. They were locked - because no-one had pushed down the fire exit "push to release" bar on those doors. It's not...
Forum: Politics 11-05-2015, 21:52
Replies: 440
Views: 6,780
Posted By AidanLunn
Yes, BBC Worldwide launched it. Quote: *LAUNCHED*...

Yes, BBC Worldwide launched it. Quote: *LAUNCHED* it. Doesn't mean they came up with the idea or took responsibility.

And anyway. What's so wrong with failure? It's human nature to fail.
Forum: Politics 11-05-2015, 21:50
Replies: 440
Views: 6,780
Posted By AidanLunn
No, that's the purpose of BBC Worldwide.

No, that's the purpose of BBC Worldwide.
Forum: Politics 11-05-2015, 21:46
Replies: 440
Views: 6,780
Posted By AidanLunn
Which has often resulted in better systems. Which...

Which has often resulted in better systems. Which insane person in 1969 would have preferred NTSC or SECAM over PAL? (Even though they didn't develop PAL, their research certainly helped Walter...
Forum: Politics 11-05-2015, 21:37
Replies: 440
Views: 6,780
Posted By AidanLunn
D'oh! That's reporting on the sales venture, not...

D'oh!

That's reporting on the sales venture, not who takes responsibility nor who came up with the idea for the Tellytubby fairground in China.
Forum: Politics 11-05-2015, 21:36
Replies: 440
Views: 6,780
Posted By AidanLunn
The Royal Charter. You're the one missing the...

The Royal Charter.



You're the one missing the point. What about those who wanted style over substance (though I found it more in-depth, informative with more statistical analysis and interesting...
Forum: Politics 11-05-2015, 21:32
Replies: 440
Views: 6,780
Posted By AidanLunn
Because, like 625-line TV, we had just come out...

Because, like 625-line TV, we had just come out of a crushing world war which left our country exhausted and our economy bankrupt, so priorities were being given to more important areas than...
Forum: Politics 11-05-2015, 21:21
Replies: 440
Views: 6,780
Posted By AidanLunn
There's far more to their back catalogue than...

There's far more to their back catalogue than just the less than 0.0001% you mentioned.

And Top of the Pops does look good. Great technical quality when I see the next episode from 1980 on BBC Four...
Forum: Politics 11-05-2015, 21:19
Replies: 440
Views: 6,780
Posted By AidanLunn
Yeah. Ragdoll Productions (i.e. not the BBC)...

Yeah. Ragdoll Productions (i.e. not the BBC) really fudged that up, didn't they? ;)[/QUOTE]
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