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Capybara212 posts since 24 Jul 2018
Granada North West Today

Coronation Street

I went in March, apparently it's a recent thing where you're taken through the car park and through a tiny alleyway full of old props. Kind of depressing, really, seeing all these bits of the show's history piled up a corner being rained on and hastily shoved into a mini walkway round the back of the Tony Warren building.
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Capybara212 posts since 24 Jul 2018
Granada North West Today

The TV Question Amnesty Thread

Could TV possibly move to another aspect ratio in the future? As we moved away from 4:3 when 16:9 became the HDTV standard, could the uprising of 4K and higher bring another standard for TVs and channels? Maybe not 1:85:1 or 2:39:1, but possibly even with vertical content like this rotating Samsung TV?
https://edition.cnn.com/videos/business/2020/01/06/samsung-sero-vertical-tv-ces-zw-gr-orig.cnn-business
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Capybara212 posts since 24 Jul 2018
Granada North West Today

Who Wants to be a Millionaire?

I don’t think he’d have made it up. He may have just been told of it happening once, but I suspect there is some truth in it. It might have not been the audience it may have been people on the fastest finger seats. Also where do the stand by contestants sit, maybe they were always seated in a particular position?


Don't know if it was artistic license or not but on Quiz there was a point made about how any relatives are always sat behind the contestant in the chair, that's why Diana was always looking up at the screen because that was the only way she could watch him.
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Capybara212 posts since 24 Jul 2018
Granada North West Today

CBBC Channel

If it's of interest, a couple of years ago I compiled a spreadsheet using data from the Genome website, which shows the morning/lunchtime Watch with Mother/See-Saw programmes scheduled week-by-week from 1952 to 1991. I was looking at maybe converting it to a more web-friendly format, but at the moment I only have it in Excel form.

Hopefully the colour coding will make sense to anyone on this forum; debut airings are shown in bold type.

https://www.desandmick.co.uk/television/programmes/seesaw.xlsx

Excel, PowerPoint and Word documents can all be "converted" as such by uploading to Google Drive. Once it's uploaded, you can share by changing the link settings so that anyone with the link can access. For example, here's a web-friendly view of your spreadsheet, which might take a few seconds to load owing to your use of almost 25000 cells Shocked !

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1oIBnZxkWKLvZV5EndOj_TGo4qWQQv98g/view?usp=sharing
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Robert Williams and ToasterMan gave kudos
Capybara212 posts since 24 Jul 2018
Granada North West Today

Sky... again

Ah sorry about that, didn't see that PATV had already commented on it.

By the way is anyone else having problems viewing some of PATV's videos on mobile? The first couple work fine, then the rest load for a couple of seconds, display a play button but when you press it, it just loads again and gets stuck in that cycle. I also noticed this problem with your "Merry Christmas" thread also, is this a problem with Metropol?
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Capybara212 posts since 24 Jul 2018
Granada North West Today

Disney+ UK Launch Date Confirmed

Everything New Coming to Disney+ in May

Alongside all-new episodes of the fabulously upbeat ‘High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, there’s an extra special sing-along episode coming in May, so it’s time to get practicing those harmonies. The epic Star Wars series 'The Mandalorian’ and the final season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars conclude this month. Alongside these treats, here are some new picks, ready for you to stream this month on Disney+.

https://disney.co.uk/everything-new-coming-to-disney-plus-in-may

Who on earth thought that was a good name,

High School Musical: The Musical: The Series ?
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Capybara212 posts since 24 Jul 2018
Granada North West Today

Britbox UK - UK SVoD Platform.

I currently have TWO Britbox accounts (one free courtesy of EE, one I've been paying for before I got the free one), and I am SICK of seeing ads for the service on YouTube with that bloody New Order song. Surely some sort of algorithm should pick up that I already use the service?

I think it actually works the opposite way, where they notice that you have/are interested in BritBox so shows you ads related to it. I got Netflix recently and there is now an abundance of Netflix ads on my YouTube.
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Capybara212 posts since 24 Jul 2018
Granada North West Today

The Chase | Beat the Chasers

Yes, but it is referenced a lot by Bradley that it's a "30 second head start, 25 second head start" etc. So if they're going to call it a head start anyway it would still make more sense for the Chasers to say it that way.


I had no idea what time on 'the Chasers' clock' meant when watching for the first time so was confused by the offers. When putting in their bids, instead of the Chasers saying "we would like [40] seconds on our clock", I feel it would make much more sense to say "we'll give you a [20] second head start". Much more easy to understand the impact on the player that way.


Because it isn't a head start - they're not racing, it's a chess clock format.
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DavidWhitfield gave kudos
Capybara212 posts since 24 Jul 2018
Granada North West Today

Educational Broadcasting 2020

Looks like there's no subtitles for any of the content (at least on Freeview), despite it saying so in the programme description.

Subtitles aren't available for Red Button content because the Red Button and subtitles can't be displayed simultaneously. Maybe they're advertising subtitles because they're available on iPlayer?
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Josh gave kudos
Capybara212 posts since 24 Jul 2018
Granada North West Today

Millionaire To Mastermind - Channel 5

Worked on me too.
Caroline Rosencrantz just popped up as a talking head.

*Claudia Rosencrantz. I caught the part where they spoke about Millionaire and they did not talk about the show at all, they just got the various talkig heads to recount the Charles Ingram story using various YouTube clips and the Tonight: Major Fraud show from 2003 which showed some of Ingram's appearance and the moment where Chris Tarrant congratulated him on his "UNBELIEVABLE" £1,000,000 win.
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Capybara212 posts since 24 Jul 2018
Granada North West Today

The Simpsons in the UK

Has anyone checked the episodes mentioned on Disney+ to see if they’re uncut? There seems to be conflicting information. Very much hoping they’re intact.

(I’m waiting for the 4:3 versions to appear before watching)

No watershed on streaming so no reason not to have them uncut unless something hasn't aged well.


Still depends on what sort of audience it's being aimed at, seeing as Disney+ is promoted as being more of less family friendly, so they could possibly have decided to cut out some of the stronger content to fit in with that.

When it comes to streaming and the lack of restrictions though, it does feel some things go too far. The new Twilight Zone for example is a swear fest, with f-bombs every few minutes, to the point it ruins the show. Rod Serling is spinning in his grave. Too many f-bombs in Star Trek Picard as well, doesn't fit in with either franchise. Just feels like a case of shoehorning them in because they can. I wonder if it's because American TV, bar HBO and the likes, has always been a lot more prudish than British TV, now they have their new found freedom with streaming they've gone over the top with it.

The Simpsons is completely unavailable for children's profiles on Disney+, so I would assume they're uncut if only adults can watch them.
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Capybara212 posts since 24 Jul 2018
Granada North West Today

New channel CCXTV launching 15th April

Huh? According to this it launches on channel 95 on 26th Feb. Also, Sewing Quarter becomes Shopping Quarter and Now 90s becomes Now 70s.
https://www.freeview.co.uk/26-feb-2020-channel-changes


Sewing Quarter has been Shopping Quarter for a while now.

Judging by the fact that Now 90s has already become Now 70s, and Sewing Quarter is already Shopping Quarter, AND the Freeview link does say 2020, we can assume that CCXTV was supposed to launch on the 26th of Feb, but for whatever reason didn't happen.

I did notice it appear on channel 95 on Freeview, but all they have been broadcasting is an MHEG slide with a white background and black text saying "COMING SOON". Would that not mean that they are EPG squatting?
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