20 years on TV Forum - PART 2
A little while back, Asa graciously added in a latest updates feed from the site, which pulls in the latest information from an RSS feed on the site. However it didn't take me long to sniff out the user agent and customise the feed to send different messages specially for TV Forum users. Over the years this has been used for many little fun notes, most of them usually only there for less than a day for the very eagle-eyed spotters to this site. We will miss not having to ensure we update our site before 8.44, 12.44, 16.44 and 20.44 (+1 hour in the summer) from now on.
One such thing we did for a few months was something called 'Updatekus'. These were short haiku-style posts, describing the latest update in a semi-philosophical way. So, for the first time ever on this special lookback occasion we present the full collection of them.
* BBC One (Pudding) - Christmas 2016 - Updateku - The table is set, For the newest arrival. Congrats it's a pud!
* BBC One (Skaters) - 2017 - Updateku - Dance hall is ready. Those people move so freely. They do have skates!
* BBC One (Ten Pin Sting) - 2017 - Updateku - In bowling alley, A sting to prepare the ball. The strike is coming!
* BBC One (Llama Trekkers) - 2017 - Updateku - Gathered in the hills, A great llama is their love. Walking with purpose!
* BBC One (CiN - 80s) - 2017 - Updateku - In vast seas of blue, The shining globe spins silent. This pres is above parr!
* BBC Four (Gulls) - 2007 - Updateku - In the evening sky, Seagull warriors fly wild. Don't be below them!
* BBC Four - Christmas 2009 - Updateku - That festive garden, With the ice dancing outwards. A tradition now!
* BBC Four - Christmas 2016 - Updateku - In snowy woodland, Reindeer plod on by - jingling! Ten years we've waited.
* BBC Four (Gay Britannia) - 12374 - Updateku - In all directions, colours sliding and crossing! Let us show some pride!
* BBC HD (Fishing) - 2010 - Updateku - A calm, sunny lake. Great sharks suddenly surge forth! The brief moment ends.
* ITV1 HD (Lanterns) - 2010 - Updateku - Night sky waits ready. Lanterns fly all around them. A calm floating glow.
* ITV1 HD (Promo) - 2010 - Updateku - By pools and kitchens, Ant and Dec talk up launches. It's the brighter side!
* ITV1 - Christmas 2011 - Updateku - Overgrown sport court, but now with added Christmas. Money must be tight!
* ITV1 (Break) - Christmas 2011 - Updateku - In the night lit street, Santas are found cartwheeling. It makes sense somehow!
* ITV1 - Christmas 2012 - Updateku - One Christmas at night, Toys form a tree of magic. Logo is soon gone!
* ITV (Kitchen) - Christmas 2016 - Updateku - Ready in kitchen, The food is soon to follow. Wait, is it Christmas?
* ITV (Candy Floss) - 2017 - Updateku - The pink spinning void, Getting fluffier inside. Hey it's just candy!
* ITV (Ice Scraping) - 2018 - Updateku - Biting winter cold, Cruel torture on our glass. We will defeat this!
* ITV3 (Thread) - 2010 - Updateku - Look close at the thread, and detail with the needle. That's some fine craftwork!
* ITV3 (Flowers) - 2017 - Updateku - A glass jar of time. Flowers growing deep within. Butterfly loves it!
* ITVBe (Balloons) - 2017 - Updateku - By sea of purple, balloons float past quickly here. It's still no globe though!
* ITV2 (Cuboid) - 2003 - Updateku - Squares dance a quickstep. Forming shapes with bright colour. We've seen this before.
* ITV2 (Pool) - 2009 - Updateku - Unseen diver jumps. Splash! The ripples cascade out. Pictures dance in wake.
* ITV2 - 2017 3 - Updateku - In seas of nonsense. Those items flow, drop and walk. Squeak - it's a hotdog!
* Channel 4 (Warning) - 2009 - Updateku - Quick warning flash by. Graphic scenes continue now! It begins again.
* Film4 (Forest - Wolves) - 2017 - Updateku - Deep in the forest, Majestic Wolves run like wind. Where are they going?
* Film4 (Corridor - Paranormal) - 2017 - Updateku - Hotel corridor, with powerful poltergeist! It must hate that pink!
* 4Music (Sandwich) - 2017 - Updateku - Get on that plate now. Yes it's tasty sandwich time. ...Should it be moving?
* 4Music (Mug) - 2017 - Updateku - A fresh mug of eyes, Crazy cat watches you stir. Now have some lasers!
* 4Music - 2017 3 - Updateku - Darkness all around, Only coloured blocks light up. Not quite Channel 4.
* E4 (E-Sting - Sloth Party) - 2015 - Updateku - Out in fields of green, Sloths come out for party fun. My, he's a big one!
* 5Star (Tunnel) - 2017 - Updateku - The shapes and light meet, dancing in that magic place! Okay, a tunnel...
* My5 (Blue) - 2017 2 - Updateku - Endless blue sea. Blocks clash and light each other. We don't know either!
* My5 (Yellow) - 2017 2 - Updateku - Endless yellow field. Blocks clash and light each other. We don't know either!
* 5USA - 2017 3 - Updateku - Red stones seen ahead, Or is it a great big bridge? Nope, it's just some roads!
* Spike (Tattoo/Hawk) - 2017 - Updateku - Escape the grey mist, Fly now hawk and spread your wings! TV's beneath you.
* Spike (Fight/Policecar) - 2017 - Updateku - On the battlefield, It's good versus skeleton! Oh - here's the police!
* Virgin1 (Menu) - 2010 - Updateku - Cold, sterile menu. But Red can add life to it. Nope, he's gone again!
* True Crime (Break - Red) - 2017 - Updateku - Dark night tension builds, Sudden shatter of glass - smash! Red echo lingers.
* Dave (Alarm Cockerel) - 2017 - Updateku - Rows of time in line. Sudden sound of the morning! Calm returns after.
* Drama (Field - Long) - 2017 - Updateku - Distant view of field. Man approaching with surprise. A sweet loving scene!
* Quest (Menu) - 2009 - Updateku - Dark with low focus, a spanner crashes downwards. Truly festive pres!
* Really (Colin - Long) - 2017 - Updateku - A crime scene awaits. He looks on calm and collect. It's really life!
* Really (Roger - Long) - 2017 - Updateku - Pylon behind him, The memories are still there. Really turns red!
* Lloyds Bank - 1996 - Updateku - Medieval Times, Where man has a pet dragon. One still fears the bank!
* Stella Artois - 1996 - Updateku - In ye old French towns, One man does naught but good deeds. Still no drink for him!
* Knightmare - 1993 - Updateku - In depths of darkness, Lord Fear awaits dungeoneers! Must wear that helmet!
* The Bill - 1984 - Updateku - In Old London Town, Police walk their daily beat. Twenty six more years!
* TTTV Teletext - 2001/08/11 - Updateku - Third channel reborn. Now part of the family. But text sees nothing!
And with that, we close up our #20PurpleYears celebration, and say our final goodbyes to TV Forum with a message familiar to many...
Thanks for all the memories,
Last edited by tesandco on 31 March 2021 7:02am