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Channel Television during the 1979 ITV Strike

How did it continue broadcasting? (June 2019)

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Markymark Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
I was born during the strike, apparently I was more interested in pooing than tv.


I was born 9 months after the Cuban Missile Crisis Laughing
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Po6xyPop77 (previously Myina) UTV Newsline
I was born 10 years after the Bosnian Army executed a surprise attack on the village of Kravica in Srebrenica! Y’all are old! Razz
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FanOfTV99 Granada North West Today
Myina posted:
I was born 10 years after the Bosnian Army executed a surprise attack on the village of Kravica in Srebrenica! Y’all are old! Razz


...Ok then
Stay Safe.

You'll Never Walk Alone
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Po6xyPop77 (previously Myina) UTV Newsline
Listening to the song that played when ITV came back on makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside, to be honest. Must've been a day for celebration. Well, tbh, the song is annoying, but it still makes me feel warm and fuzzy.
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Markymark Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
Myina posted:
Listening to the song that played when ITV came back on makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside, to be honest. Must've been a day for celebration.


Yes, the streets of the UK were lined with bunting, mostly repurposed from the 1977 Silver Jubilee
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Po6xyPop77 (previously Myina) UTV Newsline
Why, that's lovely! What was ITV playing before the strike?
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JKDerry UTV Newsline
Daytime television was important though, especially during the summer months when the kids were off.


Really ? Were you a child, or an adult in 1979 ? I was the former, and it really wasn't a big deal for either I seem to recall

That is your personal point of view, this was mine. Each to their own.
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robertclark125 STV Central Reporting Scotland
Did Channel TV do their own Sunday morning religious service, like Morning Worship, during the strike?
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noggin Founding member
Did Channel TV do their own Sunday morning religious service, like Morning Worship, during the strike?


I don't think Channel TV had much in the way of OB facilities did they?
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Si-Co Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
I was born during the strike, apparently I was more interested in pooing than tv.


I wonder if there was a “baby boom” in the UK nine months after the strike? Or did people just watch the BBC rather than have an early night? 😜
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nigel Meridian (South) South East Today
I was born during the strike, apparently I was more interested in pooing than tv.


And digital spy is that way <
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Jon Central (West) Midlands Today
nigel posted:
I was born during the strike, apparently I was more interested in pooing than tv.


And digital spy is that way <

Good point, off you trot then....

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