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TIGHazard329 posts since 3 Jan 2014
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)

YouTube Gold

I've uploaded the 1995 & 96 TOTP episodes, if anyone here's interested.


I remember Dan Anderson from 1996 turning up on some show years later with his daughter supposedly running over loads of copies of his Eurovision song with a steamroller. Can't remember what show it was though.

I was interested but the file is corrupt so can you send me a dvd copy of these episodes please as I am interested in watching this, I will also send you a PM

I can independently verify (for whatever weight that carries) that the TOTP files posted above download and open and play absolutely fine.

Can also confirm the files play just fine in VLC.

Do you mind if the files are added to the Popscene drive folder James? As they probably won't be repeated if we get that far?
TIGHazard329 posts since 3 Jan 2014
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)

TV Home - Automated recordings of BBC idents

Just out of interest I wonder if it might be worth checking what CBeebies is doing flag wise? It presumably still shares its playout with BBC Four so if the flag issues are with the equipment at "their" end, the same should happen on CBeebies. In theory. I'm presuming they still share equipment and there isn't a physical change to other hardware after CBeebies goes off the air.

I'm not 100% sure but I believe the playout for CBeebies and BBC Four are no longer shared. The BBC channels moved to a new transmission suite last year, built on a more modern infrastructure including IP video, and I believe they took that opportunity to split the playout for all the services.

There's been a number of special occasions over the last few years (i.e Olympic games) where the broadcast hours for the kids channels and BBC Four (and Three before it ceased broadcasting) have overlapped, which caused a few headaches given that they normally shared playout. So I believe they decided to run them all separate to avoid any potential future issues, especially given how easy it is to setup multiple services with modern playout solutions.

Although you still get the Cbeebies Night Night + breakdown slide on startup, at least on the iPlayer stream.

TIGHazard329 posts since 3 Jan 2014
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)

YouTube Gold

In 1995 this was replaced by a TOTP special which featured all eight songs, but there was no voting involved, it just served as a preview for the proper show the following week. It was a bit different in 1996 as the TOTP special had a purpose because there was a vote to narrow the eight songs down to four - I remember they also did the vote on Live and Kicking the next morning - and then those four would be in the proper show, which by now had been renamed The Great British Song Contest. That was the last time it was in the familiar Friday night slot it had been in for over a decade.

According to Popscene it was just done as part of a regular episode


23-3-95: Presenter: Simon Mayo
(20) SEAN MAGUIRE – Suddenly
(14) TIN TIN OUT feat. ESPIRITU – Always Something There To Remind Me
(12) REDNEX – Old Pop In My Oak (video) (and charts)
(28 ) DURAN DURAN – Perfect Day
(6) WET WET WET – Julia Says
(18 ) LEFTFIELD & HALLIDAY – Original
(11) EAST 17 – Let It Rain
(NEW) SIMPLE MINDS – Hypnotised
(1) CHER, CHRISSIE HYNDE & NENEH CHERRY with ERIC CLAPTON – Love Can Build A Bridge (video)
(EUROVISION) LONDONBEAT – I’m Just Your Puppet On A… (String)
(EUROVISION) SOX – Go For The Heart
(EUROVISION) FFF – Then There’s A Knock At The Door
(EUROVISION) LOVE CITY GROOVE – Love City Groove (and credits)
TIGHazard329 posts since 3 Jan 2014
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)

Could UKTV be scrapped?

I don't know any 12 year olds called Roger...
Yeah, the only kid Roger anyone probably knows nowadays is a dodger from Beanotown.

I think this explains where that guy's username came from. It seems that Roger Delacroix is a cartoon character.

A link to furry art on TV Forum... that I didn't expect Razz

TIGHazard329 posts since 3 Jan 2014
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)

Holly and Stephen's Saturday Showdown

I was a regular viewer of Ministry of Mayhem since it started in 2004, but that all changed when it became Saturday Showdown in 2006 - I still have the first few minutes of the first show and it's launch trailer on tape somewhere.

I think I got bored of the whole boys versus girls thing after a few weeks and for the first time, after several years of being a faithful CITV viewer on Saturday mornings, I defected to CBBC's offering - Dick and Dom in da Bungalow, and pretty much remained with the programme for the remainder of it's final series.

After looking back on Saturday Showdown more recently, it felt quite bland and not as brash as it's former Ministry self.

What are your thoughts or memories on said programme?

Didn't really watch it much, only when D&D had a CBBC only Saturday or if they were showing a cartoon I wasn't interested in.

Really the only thing I remember is Ram Ray.
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TIGHazard329 posts since 3 Jan 2014
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)

The Sport Thread

The world feed has also made a few brief appearances to fill the gaps, which I believe the BBC are also doing.

Interestingly the World Feed version of the halftime show didn't censor out the swearing in "Sicko Mode", unlike the CBS broadcast (which can be seen here on the NFL's channel)

(3:18 into the video)

Then again, it's possible whoever was in charge of that just couldn't understand a word the guy was saying, or would the censorship be down to each broadcaster taking it? (as obviously it was well past the watershed for us)

Although that halftime show has angered the internet for another reason altogether.
TIGHazard329 posts since 3 Jan 2014
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)

The Sport Thread

I don’t know how reliable this site is, but it would appear that we shouldn’t expect major changes from what CBS have used since Super Bowl 50:


As for the BBC, last year for the first time in many years the BBC took the US broadcast feed (from NBC in that case). In previous years, they took the world feed (confusingly often referred to as the “NFL Network feed” due to a logo on its scorebar, however NFL Network does not show the Super Bowl).

I would be surprised if they don't take the CBS feed, considering their praise of Tony Romo's commentary throughout the highlights shows.
TIGHazard329 posts since 3 Jan 2014
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)

Eurovision 2019


Stars urge BBC to ask for Eurovision to be moved out of Israel

Dame Vivienne Westwood, Peter Gabriel and Wolf Alice are among 50 artists who have called for the Eurovision Song Contest to be relocated from Israel.

Citing human rights concerns, they have signed an open letter urging the BBC to ask organisers to move the contest.

"Eurovision may be light entertainment, but it is not exempt from human rights considerations," they wrote.

In response, the BBC said it was not appropriate "to use the BBC's participation for political reasons".

The annual contest is due to be held in Tel Aviv in May, following Israeli singer Netta's victory in 2018. The winning country usually hosts the following year's competition.

However, the group of cultural figures, which also includes Mike Leigh, Maxine Peake and Miriam Margolyes, said the event's "claim to celebrate diversity and inclusion must ring hollow" in light of Israel's occupation of the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights.

"We cannot ignore Israel's systematic violation of Palestinian human rights," their letter read.

"The BBC is bound by its charter to 'champion freedom of expression'. It should act on its principles and press for Eurovision to be relocated to a country where crimes against that freedom are not being committed."

The letter comes a week before Eurovision: You Decide, a live BBC TV show through which the British public will vote for the act to represent the UK.

"For any artist of conscience, this would be a dubious honour," the letter said.

"They and the BBC should consider that You Decide is not a principle extended to the Palestinians, who cannot 'decide' to remove Israel's military occupation and live free of apartheid."

The BBC said Eurovision was "not a political event and does not endorse any political message or campaign".

A statement said: "The competition has always supported the values of friendship, inclusion, tolerance and diversity and we do not believe it would be appropriate to use the BBC's participation for political reasons.

"Because of this we will be taking part in this year's event. The host country is determined by the rules of the competition, not the BBC."

The European Broadcasting Union, which organises the contest, also emphasised the "non-political character of the event" and pointed out that preparations in Tel Aviv were already "well advanced".

Many of the signatories to Wednesday's letter have previously made calls for a cultural boycott of Israel, criticising artists such as Nick Cave, Radiohead and Lana Del Rey for organising concerts in the country.

Their campaign follows an earlier call for Eurovision to be relocated, made last September by a coalition of artists from across Europe.

That was organised by the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, which urges a complete boycott of Israel over its policies towards the Palestinians.

Israel says BDS opposes Israel's very existence and is motivated by anti-Semitism.

TIGHazard329 posts since 3 Jan 2014
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)

26th Anniversary of the biggest shake up in ITV

I never knew that the Filey relay transmitted Tyne Tees. That is an anomaly given that it is south of Scarborough.

That's because it (Hunmanby) never has. It was a Belmont relay originally, then was switched to be an Oliver's
Mount relay a few months before DSO


Indeed, as the coverage map posted earlier shows the Hunmanby relay doesn't cover Filey (and is only a Freeview Light transmitter in any case). The point Si-Co was making was that the best signal in Filey is from Bilsdale and most aerials point there.

Tyne Tees knew that, as they used to cover Filey for both News/Weather


Seems they stopped after DSO.

TIGHazard329 posts since 3 Jan 2014
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)

CBBC Channel

Scary to think that already they'll be sone people who watched CBeebies as a kid now watching with their own.

Seems that children's television is secretly becoming creepy if you think about it Confused Confused Confused

No more creepy now than anything in the 80s and 90s.
I dare say the 70s with those "Public Information Films" (which were not "children's programmes" as such though some were aimed at children) were probably more scary. This one, it is alleged, traumatised no end of kids:

Apaches was worse. Still got shown that in Primary School in 2004 (Admittedly there were farms about 20 minutes walk away). May have seen The Finishing Line or some moderner version of it as well.

Then in Secondary we got shown a drink driving one where a girl and her boyfriend get crushed against a wall.
TIGHazard329 posts since 3 Jan 2014
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)

BBC Two 2018 Revamp

If anyone actually did contact the BBC to complain about that, they probably need to reassess their priorities in life.

Trust me, those people exist. If we can be pedantic about presentation, so can many others who aren't on these kind of websites but do have Ofcom and other TV companies on their speed dial.

You mean like?

> Programme: Naked Attraction
> Channel: Channel 4
> Date: 25/11/2018
> Reason for Complaint: Nudity
> Number of Complaints: 1

lukeshep and paul_hadley gave kudos
TIGHazard329 posts since 3 Jan 2014
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)

Top of the Pops

When it comes to the Angry Anderson thing, I wonder if there could be issues anyway regardless of Craig McLachlan? With the Neighbours clips, could it fall victim to the same rights issues as the Grease songs and the Thorn Birds theme?

That won't be the case. In the case of Grease, and Watership Down, they specifically used clips of the film and they were credited as such in the credits - "Grease extract courtesy of CIC/Paramount" etc. By this point there were now official videos which were produced expressly for this purpose. If you're going to have issues with Suddenly you'd have issues with pretty much every episode - Take My Breath Away got shown the other week, for a start.

They also used Neighbours clips on that said same 1988 clip show on BBC4 the other week, which had a budget of about 5p.

Not that I think speculating over whether they will or won't show clips of Craig McLachlan ages before the case even goes to court is very useful, mind.

It seems to be clips interspersed with the performance.