I am very sorry to hear that TV Forum is to close at the end of this month. Most of the time ive enjoyed participating in the forums. I have not been as regular a visitor over the last 7-8 years as I was earlier on due to various reasons I wont go into here.
Thanks to Asa and the mods for all their hard work in keeping the forums going for 20 years.
I think I echo everyone elses thoughts when I say that I'm very sad to see that the forum is going to close, but I fully understand and support the decision. As they say all good things must come to an end.
Thank you Asa for providing a place for us all to come together and for so diligently taking care of it for so long.
A visit to the forum has been part of my daily routine for a large chunk of my life, so it's going to be very strange when it's gone.
To all those in the industry who have lurked over the years, I hope we haven’t been too much of a frustrating read but have entertained and maybe occasionally encouraged the odd on-screen change or two. And to those who posted, the site was never designed specifically for insiders but your insight and contributions have been a privilege to read.
It's definitely entertained. There's no greater frustration than reading through many posts of speculation when you know the answer and desperately want to share it but can't, but likewise it's provided much amusement.
This is really sad news. Thanks to everyone who's made this forum a good place to be. I know we all have our spats and disagreements from time to time but we all share one common interest, TV pres (and dislike of Oneness!!).
Did you get the hippy-shakes when you heard the news? 😉 👋
No, but I was standing up to take the news in. And I did get my wish of stood up top of the hours being implemented on the BBC News channel... eventually.
Hello, I am another one who has lurked on this forum for a long time, but I feel that I should make a comment before the closure.
I have always been interested in old TV, and I was rather surprised when I found that there were websites dedicated to this.
I didn't really have the courage to register to this forum when I was younger, but I was a regular reader as it was an interesting source of information.
I remember discussions of things like the forum's appearance on Liquid News, the end of regional ITV, I even remember the "London Buses Are Far Too Hot" fiasco!
A big thank you to everyone for their hard work over the past two decades, it is much appreciated by me and many others I'm sure.
I’ve been here for a few years now and have rarely posted here, but I just wanna say how much I’m gonna miss this place. It has been one of my go-to places for TV Branding News. Plus, I loved seeing all the mocks in The Gallery. Hopefully TV Live Forum can fill the hole in my heart but until then, Goodbye and farewell.
Always curious to ask this, NickyS: did Clarence Mitchell ever buy you a beer? Nice to see you here.
🤣 no comment lol. You have a very good memory.
Is your last minute appearance on News 24 anywhere to view online?
Luckily its so long ago I think it missed being put on YouTube. I do have a VHS copy somewhere with the talk back track with a very very calm director when the autocue operator said the words "no presenter". 51 seconds later I was broadcasting to the world with no earpiece and certainly no make up or jacket!