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And Granada Plus showed it as two separate episodes too.
Well, not entirely- there were two episodes on Xmas day 1991, one was half an hour, but the other was longer- and it was wrapped around the Queen's speech, with Alf turning on the TV to watch it at the start and turning the TV off at the end. I remember when Granada Plus showed that episode, they moved around a couple of the scenes (putting in a scene of Mike and Alma after Alf putting the TV on, that in the original episode was before) and inserting End of Part One/Part Two captions that weren't there originally (possibly an edit made for international broadcast).
Also still slowly getting through the Network DVDs- just watched the last episode from the 1969 disc and the first 2 from the 1970 disc- interesting to note the End Of Part One caption on those three episodes (with a dog in an alleyway) is still in use on the episodes we're seeing on ITV3. Also on the December 69 edition, you see someone lift the caption off the stand!
It seems to depend how the master recordings were made, I think! Seems like some days they used a dirty network feed, some days a clean studio feed.
I remember years ago the Moving Image website let you search the archive and the logs of what was on each tape and they had plenty of clips (some of which included ad breaks). Was quite interesting to see how often what was recorded on the master tapes varied by watching the clips. Some days you saw the adverts, some days it stayed on the studio so you could see and hear what was going on there (I remember one of the clips they had up had Michael Parkinson chatting to Raymond Burr during a break), sometimes you got VT clocks and some days even had it where the picture stayed on the studio but you got the audio from the ad breaks.
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Interesting to see that final ad break too, the footage I've seen uploaded before is taken from the TV-am master tape and doesn't include the adverts (it seems to vary whether their master recordings had the adverts or not, and the clock for that matter!), just a long hold on the caption on the black screen.
Incredible Games was a mammoth production I remember - enormous sets. With David Walliams as a lift that only worked when you tap-danced like in Thoroughly Modern Millie.
It was held across studios A, B and D at Elstree (Studio C was used for Top of the Pops at the time). There was no tap dancing in the lift though.
Personally my memory of Heathcliff was on Channel 4. First thing before The Channel 4 Daily. And my parents catching me up so early watching it and sending me back to bed.
Not TV, but similar theories surround the repeated hijacking earlier this year of Mansfield 103.2.
Guardian: Local radio station keeps getting hijacked by song about masturbation
I doubt the perpetrator was really able to overpower the 103.2 signal over such a large area as the article suggests. Most seem to think it was the radio link from the station to the transmitter that was hijacked.
That's my local station, I'm suprised I'd never heard of this incident until now!
These days it's McCain products which appear prominently all the time.