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A archive of mocks from the 3 classic TV mock-making websites (July 2014)

This site closed in March 2021 and is now a read-only archive
JA
JAS84
Also does anyone have the archive link for Java TV?
http://web.archive.org/web/20031129044201/http://www.java-tv.org.uk/

Found it easily via APFS's links page. Smile
MF
MatthewFirth
I checked the Java TV page, and almost everything is there. Only 2 things are missing, TVS (after 1993) and Meridian (before 1993) . If we can find those, please let me know.

Also, TV Live Presents is a site I'm also looking for lost mocks. Some Meridian mocks have been found, but the ones I'm really looking for are the ones for TVNI (TV Northern Ireland). That was really good.

Please check the 2 archive links posted in this topic to discover what is missing.
RE
remlap
I remember a brilliant mock for commercial Pathé TV if launched around the same time as BBC 405 line service.

Anyone have it?
RO
rob Founding member
Also, TV Live Presents is a site I'm also looking for lost mocks. Some Meridian mocks have been found, but the ones I'm really looking for are the ones for TVNI (TV Northern Ireland). That was really good.


Those Meridian mocks are mine, and I don't particularly want to see them posted on any new mock design website.

I have nothing left over from TV Live Presents by the way. I deleted everything when I shut the site down.
MF
MatthewFirth
Shame. But if anyone had saved those mocks, please let me know.
MF
MatthewFirth
Another great website was TMF (The Mock Factory). I know they were mostly videos, but if anyone has any of those videos, pictures or an archive link for that, please let me know.
NL
Ne1L C
You may want to look at this:
https://www.youtube.com/user/TMFMocks

Or this (someone seems to have acquired these TMF videos):
https://www.youtube.com/user/TVNHD11Returns/videos

On a side note I'd love to see a new APFS website or similar
BR
Brekkie
Two which really stand out for me

BBC3: 1972-2002
http://web.archive.org/web/20031018102836/http://www.java-tv.org.uk/bbc3.html

ITV/C4 Schools: 1957-2000s:
http://web.archive.org/web/20030903153325/http://www.java-tv.org.uk/itvschools.html

The BBC3 one is one I really remember - love the dig at the end with the final set of idents. Don't remember the other one at all, but it really is a great example of what the site is about.
MF
MatthewFirth
Those 2 are definitely highlights. As I said though only 2 Java TV pages are missing, that's TVS after 1993 and Meridian before 1993. If anyone has mocks for those or any APFS stuff please submit them. If you do find a TV Live Presents mock, PM me first, we don't want any problems with Rob.

Although the TMF videos are good, they are low-quality, so if anyone could recreate some images of them in high-quality, that would help too.
JA
JAS84
One of the older versions has a working APFS Presents link: http://web.archive.org/web/20050205213226/http://apfs-tv.com/apfs_presents/0.htm
CA
Cavan
Really nice finds. Is it just me or does the BBC Three "traffic lights" mock logo look similar to the Rankin Bass logo?
JA
JAS84
Mirrored and with an extra circle, but yeah, you're right it does.

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