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Forum: TV Shows: UK 07-08-2014, 15:22
Replies: 118
Views: 9,561
Posted By Robert Williams
The last Thursday Prom on BBC Four is on 11th...

The last Thursday Prom on BBC Four is on 11th September, so TOTP could be back on 18th September, although it depends whether that's a Sky at Night week or not!
Forum: Broadcasting 28-07-2014, 12:23
Replies: 11
Views: 3,751
Posted By Robert Williams
I was having a look to see if I could find any...

I was having a look to see if I could find any updates on this, and hopefully we won't have to wait too much longer now, if the comments here are anything to go by:...
Forum: Broadcasting 28-07-2014, 09:51
Replies: 90
Views: 7,333
Posted By Robert Williams
It stretches further beyond that, it is available...

It stretches further beyond that, it is available on Sky 117 in East Surrey, so the area that does get it is probably comparable to the BBC/ITV London region. On the other hand, we can't receive at...
Forum: Radio 25-07-2014, 12:02
Replies: 33
Views: 2,838
Posted By Robert Williams
I've mentioned in another thread that Radio...

I've mentioned in another thread that Radio Scotland has a content budget of 22.6 million, compared to about 2.9 million for the average BBC Local Radio station. No doubt the big city stations,...
Forum: Radio 25-07-2014, 11:49
Replies: 52
Views: 3,030
Posted By Robert Williams
BBC Radio Scotland is not an equivalent to a BBC...

BBC Radio Scotland is not an equivalent to a BBC Local Radio station. It is vastly better funded - 22.6 million compared to less than 3 million for the average station in England, which means it...
Forum: Radio 25-07-2014, 11:39
Replies: 77
Views: 5,281
Posted By Robert Williams
There's absolutely zero chance of anyone...

There's absolutely zero chance of anyone proposing closing Radio 1. It's a long established network with over 10 million listeners. Remember the uproar when 6 Music was proposed to be closed, which...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 18-07-2014, 09:34
Replies: 8,265
Views: 446,767
Posted By Robert Williams
It is starting to look like it will be the last...

It is starting to look like it will be the last TOTP for a while, though. BBC Four will be showing Proms every Thursday from 31st July to 11th September, and as far as I can fathom from the Radio...
Forum: Radio 16-07-2014, 13:33
Replies: 48
Views: 4,605
Posted By Robert Williams
I'm not averse by any means to hearing new music...

I'm not averse by any means to hearing new music or unknown artists, but 6 Music does it so much better. Dermot manages to make it all so dull, and Saturday afternoon Radio 2 isn't really the place...
Forum: Radio 16-07-2014, 10:27
Replies: 48
Views: 4,605
Posted By Robert Williams
I think perhaps when he's called to cover some of...

I think perhaps when he's called to cover some of the more personality-based shows he can be found wanting, but I agree with earlier comments that his Saturday afternoon show from 3.30-6.30 was...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 16-07-2014, 10:12
Replies: 8,265
Views: 446,767
Posted By Robert Williams
I get the impression that by the end of the 70s,...

I get the impression that by the end of the 70s, Tony was beginning to fall out of favour and was perhaps viewed as being a bit 'old hat'. His earlier on-air breakdown after his wife left him can't...
Forum: Radio 16-07-2014, 09:41
Replies: 201
Views: 22,412
Posted By Robert Williams
If transmitting AM is so expensive, I can't...

If transmitting AM is so expensive, I can't understand why we haven't seen any progress with the switching off of the needless BBC Local Radio AM transmissions. Some stations do split away for...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 10-07-2014, 15:40
Replies: 8,265
Views: 446,767
Posted By Robert Williams
Better just point out that according to the EPG...

Better just point out that according to the EPG and online listings, tonight's late showing is now later (1.45-2.25am) than the time shown in printed listings magazines. I only noticed because I...
Forum: Broadcasting 08-07-2014, 10:22
Replies: 97
Views: 9,615
Posted By Robert Williams
The BBC did not start adding the copyright notice...

The BBC did not start adding the copyright notice and date of production to the end of programmes until 1972. 'Terror of the Autons' was produced in 1970 and shown at the start of 1971, hence the...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 03-07-2014, 10:05
Replies: 8,265
Views: 446,767
Posted By Robert Williams
I think The Sky at Night would have moved to a...

I think The Sky at Night would have moved to a different day, in fact it was on a different day of the week before the TOTP repeats started, and only moved to Thursdays to plug the TOTP missing...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 02-07-2014, 10:50
Replies: 8,265
Views: 446,767
Posted By Robert Williams
The good news is that if 1980 get the go-ahead on...

The good news is that if 1980 get the go-ahead on BBC Four, we should lose fewer episodes to Yewtree (10 episodes in 1980 vs 18 episodes in 1979) because more DJs were joining the presenting rota,...
Forum: Radio 01-07-2014, 10:51
Replies: 89
Views: 6,716
Posted By Robert Williams
I see the plan now is to move Sussex from 11B to...

I see the plan now is to move Sussex from 11B to 10B, presumably leaving London 3 as it is, but on the list they do appear to have mixed up the frequency blocks for the three London muxes.
Forum: Broadcasting 16-06-2014, 09:55
Replies: 97
Views: 9,615
Posted By Robert Williams
The copyright notice at the end of BBC programmes...

The copyright notice at the end of BBC programmes first appeared in 1972, with the year of production displayed in Arabic numerals, switching to Roman numerals in late 1976. Doctor Who was no...
Forum: Broadcasting 09-06-2014, 15:03
Replies: 15
Views: 1,361
Posted By Robert Williams
I don't know if it was shown on cable or...

I don't know if it was shown on cable or satellite first, but it didn't make its BBC debut (as Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles) until 1990, so in the UK at least, 'Turtle Power' was very much a...
Forum: Radio 09-06-2014, 09:31
Replies: 36
Views: 3,884
Posted By Robert Williams
Yes, that's correct, there was indeed nothing on...

Yes, that's correct, there was indeed nothing on 1458 for a short while. I remember for that brief period I was able to pick up both BBC Radio Cumbria and BBC Radio Newcastle on that frequency after...
Forum: Radio 06-06-2014, 12:23
Replies: 209
Views: 19,018
Posted By Robert Williams
They more or less do that already, with The BBC...

They more or less do that already, with The BBC Introducing Mixtape (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01ghtz0), Mondays 2-3am and available as a podcast. The local BBC Introducing teams recommend...
Forum: Broadcasting 27-05-2014, 10:20
Replies: 36
Views: 2,208
Posted By Robert Williams
It would be better if BBC2 regularly scheduled it...

It would be better if BBC2 regularly scheduled it on a day of the week other than Monday, then it wouldn't get bumped off every time there's a bank holiday.
Forum: TV Shows: UK 27-05-2014, 09:13
Replies: 8,265
Views: 446,767
Posted By Robert Williams
I see BBC2 are running a 70s theme night this...

I see BBC2 are running a 70s theme night this Saturday, which includes another airing for the TOTP 1978 Christmas Special. So the question is, with BBC2's bigger budget, will they be showing the...
Forum: Radio 23-05-2014, 09:54
Replies: 28
Views: 2,472
Posted By Robert Williams
She presented the Saturday morning show on 6...

She presented the Saturday morning show on 6 Music for much of last year.
Forum: Radio 09-05-2014, 17:38
Replies: 89
Views: 7,581
Posted By Robert Williams
Ah yes, I see they have indeed been able to set...

Ah yes, I see they have indeed been able to set up a listen again facility for some of the programmes after all, on this page: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01yn317 , by treating them in the same...
Forum: Radio 09-05-2014, 17:18
Replies: 89
Views: 7,581
Posted By Robert Williams
I knew there wouldn't be any listen again...

I knew there wouldn't be any listen again facility for any of the programmes airing on Radio 2 Eurovision because no programme pages have been set up on the BBC website for them (with the exception...
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