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Hatton Cross3,097 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Central (West) Midlands Today
Unsure as to what Ernie Wise had gone to Camden Lock originally for (presumably to promote something is the usual reason) but I suppose it may have been a case of the show must go on.


Although it's not a million miles from BBC Radio Four's highly listenable (and very interesting) audio obituary programme 'Last Word' on a Friday afternoon.
That programme is live, and has on occasion covered a death of someone well known on the day of transmission, and someone very close to them talk about them live (or recorded very close to tx), with no wobble in the voice, or breaking down into blubbing.

Ernie was a very good actor, so it could have been he was merely playing the part of 'Ernie Wise' who would talk about Eric in that way, rather than the real 'Ernie Wiseman' who would be far more upset.
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nwtv20038,297 posts since 5 Jan 2003
Granada North West Today
An hour of S4C from a weekday lunchtime in 1992...



Points worth a mention is the lunchtime Newyddion which had gone within a couple of years. A handy small guide to Welsh for the forthcoming programme. Adverts for S4C Videos in Welsh than English available at Woolworths and Welsh shops. Also S4C introducing The Herbs and The Clangers in the same manner they’d be introduced on Channel 4.
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Neil Jones4,881 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
Here's an interesting video, some of the pilot episode of the German remake of Fawlty Towers, Zum letzten Kliff.


Clearly the A Touch of Class episode, though with a ultra updated hotel (since Fawlty Towers dates first series from 1975 and the above pilot was made in 2001). This was one of the adaptions of the show John Cleese apparently really liked.
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RDJ2,615 posts since 25 Oct 2003
Central (South) Midlands Today
A Song for Europe 1991 with Terry Wogan one Friday evening.

A very grand affair with a very elaborate studio set up. The stage built that it's overhanging over an orchestra pit. Not quite sure if health and safety would allow this kind of set up nowadays.

Also look out for the very perfectly timed ending to the show at 1:00:20. With a Production credit which would also most likely caused for some very colourful language on talkback during that final sequence.

Eitherway it could very much be argued that A Song for Europe that year was a much better and slicker production than the contest itself from Italy which was an utter shambles.

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noggin14,102 posts since 26 Jun 2001
A Song for Europe 1991 with Terry Wogan one Friday evening.

A very grand affair with a very elaborate studio set up. The stage built that it's overhanging over an orchestra pit. Not quite sure if health and safety would allow this kind of set up nowadays.

Also look out for the very perfectly timed ending to the show at 1:00:20. With a Production credit which would also most likely caused for some very colourful language on talkback during that final sequence.

Eitherway it could very much be argued that A Song for Europe that year was a much better and slicker production than the contest itself from Italy which was an utter shambles.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQLEVUUKf64


Wogan used to come from the BBC TV Theatre, which the BBC left in 1991. I wonder if this is one of the last shows to come from there. Would explain the staging. It's very 'TV Theatre Wogan'...

From memory the TV Theatre stage was extended over the existing orchestra pit to make more 'studio floor' space - so that would explain how they could overhang...
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Colm (previously Col) 3,468 posts since 6 Jan 2003
Anglia (West) Look East (West sub-opt)
In full, the final edition of "The Roxy", or as it was by then, "Roxy: The Network Chart Show"



Look out for...
Arrow IVC from Colin Weston
Arrow Pat Sharp introducing himself performing - to the best of my knowledge, no-one ever did that on TOTP
Arrow An advert for a rival brand of coffee to the one which sponsored a certain chart... and where it's been placed
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RDJ2,615 posts since 25 Oct 2003
Central (South) Midlands Today
A Song for Europe 1991 with Terry Wogan one Friday evening.

A very grand affair with a very elaborate studio set up. The stage built that it's overhanging over an orchestra pit. Not quite sure if health and safety would allow this kind of set up nowadays.

Also look out for the very perfectly timed ending to the show at 1:00:20. With a Production credit which would also most likely caused for some very colourful language on talkback during that final sequence.

Eitherway it could very much be argued that A Song for Europe that year was a much better and slicker production than the contest itself from Italy which was an utter shambles.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQLEVUUKf64


Wogan used to come from the BBC TV Theatre, which the BBC left in 1991. I wonder if this is one of the last shows to come from there. Would explain the staging. It's very 'TV Theatre Wogan'...

From memory the TV Theatre stage was extended over the existing orchestra pit to make more 'studio floor' space - so that would explain how they could overhang...


From the clip of Samantha running through the corridors into the studio, it does look like the decor of TVC. Indeed signage for TC2 can be seen so it looks like this might possibly be TC3?
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January 9th 1989 - December 3rd 2006
Steve Williams2,599 posts since 1 Aug 2008
In full, the final edition of "The Roxy", or as it was by then, "Roxy: The Network Chart Show"


Wow! Vividly remember watching this at the time (on my birthday), and the closing montage and the big ROXY letters collapsing at the end stuck in my mind so much.

I've said this before but at the time I was happily watching both Pops and The Roxy - I'd got a TV in my bedroom at Christmas 1987 so I was watching all kinds of stuff - and I honestly couldn't say that they were that different at all in terms of quality at the time, helped no doubt by former Pops producer Gordon Elsbury being in charge for the last few months. I know when Steve Wright announced on Radio 1 that it had been axed he said it was "just as it was getting good".

I don't recall hearing beforehand it was the last ever episode, mind, so I was totally suprised when they said it.