For those who don't watch the Twitter (@testvwhirl
) or RSS feeds and only rely on here to tell you when it's been updated, the past week has been a busy one for updates with over 120 clips updated on the website from across the whole of the 90s. All new videos have had the resolution and bitrate increased as well as higher resolution images added... for all it's admittedly a bit of a moot point with VHS sourced material.
In addition to satiate those who like the extra bits of detail on these things, all the new stuff also comes with an
accurate date of the original transmission
Content wise, it's a bit of a spread across the site and a mix of mostly new content with some recaptures of some very old and low quality stuff on the site.
Just a few of the main highlights:-
* Adverts - 76 new or updated clips mostly from the 90s, from Bradford & Bingley (remember them?) through to Woolworths (er... also remember them?)
* HTV - The first new region to be added to the site since 2002/2003 amazingly.
* BBC Weather - stuff from ITV has been there for a while, but the start of some from the BBC too.
* Granada Night Time - a good bunch of extra material found from rescouring some of the tapes, as well as the opening to that late night 'cult' classic The Hitman and Her
A fuller list of everything new (although not 100% complete for the ads as it actually cuts off after 120) can be found here:-