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MalcyB1,148 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London

Lost In Transmission

From the stables of Chichester Hospital Radio comes this new double CD from Steven Wills called "Lost In Transmission". It features a wide selection of music largely sourced from production music libraries whose recordings have been used for decades as themes and incidental music on Film, TV and Radio transmissions. The tunes may be familiar, but their titles have invariably become “Lost in Transmission” as this information is not usually made available to the general public. There are some rare Jeff Wayne themes on the CD including the original 1980's "Good Morning Britain" TV-AM theme, the latter ITV "World Of Sport" theme and "Jubilation", "The Big Match" London Weekend theme.

The Channel 4 Schools pieces are also included, never before available to hear in their entirety, plus a couple of ITA "Start-Up's" from Grampian and from Westward Television. The BBC-tv "Screen Test" theme "Marching There And Back" and the rare ITV "Whicker's World" theme "Horizons" along with many more tv tracks, interval tracks and testcard tracks makes this a very suitable follow-on to the classic "Girl In A Suitcase" CD, which was released a few years ago and sadly long deleted. So don't miss out on this one!

Full details to get yours from this link below: -

http://www.testcardcircle.org.uk/CDS.HTML
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MalcyB1,148 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London

Coronation Street

I hear that Katie McGlynn who played "Scout" in Waterloo Road will be joining Corrie as Beth's niece, Sinead Tinker. Regarding the fire, will we lose the photograph on the wall in the Rovers? The one of Betty Turpin. Or will Stella or Sean have had another copy hidden away somewhere which can be revived nicely into a new photo frame and find it's place of honour on the new Rovers set. I wonder.
MalcyB1,148 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London

ITV Rebrand and New Logo

...of course the biggest part of this rebrand happens on April the 1st when to save money and any confusion ITV2, ITV3 and ITV4 get re-named "ITV". There again, maybe the future holds the larger picture of closing the other three channels and ploughing money and better programming into one "ITV" Exclamation
MalcyB1,148 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London

The end of Pages from Ceefax



I hate how they crash into and out of the BBC News simulcasts mid-item or even mid-programme.


Does that really matter ? What happens when you normally change channel on your TV !


When anyone changes channel it is of their choice as they have either lost interest in the channel they were watching or have come to the end of a programme. When the Beeb or any broadcaster just cuts away from a programme when it's in full swing it is just unprofessional and shoddy. How would you feel If you're reading something and it didn't get to the.........
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MalcyB1,148 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London

TV Idents

A very traditional closedown on BBC-2 last night from Phil Vowels along with an even older BBC-2 ident from the 1960s/1970s
Here is a transcript of what he said...
"And so we come to the end of another evening here on Two. With the time at about twenty minutes past two it's clearly time for bed and for me Phillip Vowels to thank you for watching and just to remind you to switch off your set at the wall. Now our overnight sequence of Ceefax Pages mixed to a music track. Goodnight."
It really takes you back thinking about switching off your tv set and taking the plug out of the wall, doesn't it?
MalcyB1,148 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London

London DSO

Apparently I hear that Sir David Attenborough and Chris Evans will be attending a ceremony this coming Wednesday evening at 9.15pm when the Crystal Palace transmitter will be illuminated by a "spectacular lightshow" to mark the end of the digital switchover in London.
According to our friends over at "Digital Spy" the company which operates the UK's TV transmission infrastructure Arqiva is planning to use 200,000 watts of energy efficient lighting to illuminate the 219-metre tall tower in south London. It will requirie the same wattage as used to illuminate the Eiffel Tower in Paris and will culminate with a beam of light shooting up the tower and radiating out over London to represent the power of TV signals.
MalcyB1,148 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London

ITV FOR SCHOOL INTERVAL MUSIC SEQUENCES

With all the interest around recently for ITV Schools Interval Music, I thought I would try and complete a project started by the late Simon Luxton a few years ago. At the moment this is as complete as I can get it. I would love to hear from anyone who can fill-in any of the blanks we still have here. Thank You.
http://up.metropol247.co.uk/malcyb/ITV%20FOR%20SCHOOLS%20MUSIC%20INTERVAL%20SEQUENCES.xls
MalcyB1,148 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London

Children's BBC in the past

You may find this of interest. A few years ago I did some research and produced a history of BBC Watch With Mother and See-Saw. Following the synopsis there is an A-Z listing of the programmes in two sections. First the programmes of Watch With Mother & See Saw followed by the non See-Saw Programmes from 1985 shown on BBC-1 at 3.50pm or 4.10pm and programmes transferred to the CBBC lunchtime slot on BBC-2 from 1989.
Here's the link: -
http://www.zen77094.zen.co.uk/vintagebroadcasting/wwm.htm