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TI
TIGHazard Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
If we get that far, it's probably a good idea to not watch it as regularly during the Stan Appel era, but when Britpop happens it'll be worth watching again.


I think the Beeb would be crazy to not continue after the '91 revamp, no matter how bad it was. 90's nostalgia is in a boom right now, and I think it might get larger in the future - It's a completely different kettle of fish but how popular was Pokemon Go for those two months in 2016?
VM
VMPhil Granada North West Today
Yes but at the current rate they'll only get to 1991 by 2021. We'll be onto noughties nostalgia by that point!
JA
james-2001 Central (East) East Midlands Today
I like how BBC4 still leave these bits in:

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I believe UK Gold edited them out!
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JA
JAS84 Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
Thought they'd at least have added a caption warning that this was 33 years ago and is therefore long since closed!
LL
Larry the Loafer Granada North West Today
Maybe it's still open...
TI
TIGHazard Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
I like how BBC4 still leave these bits in:

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I believe UK Gold edited them out!


There was competitions and phone-ins in the 2000's revamp wasn't there? I wonder if they'll leave those in.
DJ
DJGM Granada North West Today
Judging by what I'm looking at right this minute right now on BBC Four, it's going to be quite a while before they get passed 1985. They've only gone back to 1981 ... 30th July 1981 to be precise!
"The Not-So-Late-Show with Greg Mitchell" will hopefully return in some form, somewhere soon.
Unlikely to be on Roch Valley Radio though.

Stay tuned . . .
DV
dvboy Central (West) Midlands Today
DJGM posted:
Judging by what I'm looking at right this minute right now on BBC Four, it's going to be quite a while before they get passed 1985. They've only gone back to 1981 ... 30th July 1981 to be precise!


The 1985 run is on Thursdays and Friday at 7:30/midnight(ish). Sometimes they throw in older ones randomly elsewhere in the schedule.
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JA
james-2001 Central (East) East Midlands Today
They're repeating 1981 episodes on Monday-Wednesday and showing 1985 on Thursday and Friday, does DJGM even think of looking at the schedules?
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A former member
Last Friday it was 17th Jan 85, This thursday its 31 jan 1985. So where is 24th January episode? Better still what was presenting it?
JA
JAS84 Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
Mike Smith was the presenter, and his episodes are always skipped.

What's the reason the Mike Smith episodes aren't shown?


Supposedly it's because he didn't want them shown, though as far as he's been discussed, we think there's techically no reason for the BBC to get the presenter's permission (or his estate's, in MS's case), and they could just show them anyway.

BBC 4 did show the 1982 Christmas special (co-presented by him) back in 2008 with no problems, so it's a bizarre situation really.

There's been lots of "theories" about why the BBC are doing this even though they don't have to, but I doubt we'll ever know the full reason. The fact they included a clip of him in the Story of 1985 last week has just complicated the issue further.

It's frustrating though- particularly has he was the most prominent presenter in 1985 & 86 (and second most in 1987).
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A former member
What a git! I really wanted to see that one.

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