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Interceptor
Until ITV2 launched, December 1998.
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james-2001 Central (East) East Midlands Today
I admit I wasn't even aware Carlton Select made its own programmes, I just thought it was a repeats channel.
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johnnyboy Founding member Tyne Tees Look North (North East)


Fascinating discussion hosted by Kirsty Walk with some of the winners and losers of the ITV 1991 Franchise Round on a full version of the Late Show.
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ToasterMan Granada North West Today
I've come across some Milkshake! continuity from early 2002, several months before the rebranding of Channel 5 to Five in September of that year, (episodes of shows inbetween links are also available on YouTube.)


In many ways, this era's the beginning of the more familiar Milkshake! presentation style, which became fully enforced from that Autumn, with a heavier focus towards pre-school programming, although some of the shows aimed at older kids remain from the strand's early days, which would dissappear completely by September.
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Inspector Sands
Very basic compared with what they have today and live. Very much the Broom Cupboard/CITV style that both channels had abandoned by 2002.

The original Milkshake studio was in the next room to the C5 TX suite. When I was in that area at the start of 1997 it was earmarked as a continuity studio, with a window through to the suite.

I don't know whether there was some vague intention that they might be doing in-vision, or whether it was just intended for children's. I assume the announcers were in there too, but it was a heck of a big booth if they were
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ToasterMan Granada North West Today
Very basic compared with what they have today and live. Very much the Broom Cupboard/CITV style that both channels had abandoned by 2002.

The original Milkshake studio was in the next room to the C5 TX suite. When I was in that area at the start of 1997 it was earmarked as a continuity studio, with a window through to the suite.

Strangely enough, the Broom Cupboard presentation style lasted on Milkshake! for over 20 years, it literally changed only three years ago!

Mind you, it was probably down to Channel 5 being acquired by Viacom, and them feeling the need to freshen the strand's look.
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Interceptor
In many ways, this era's the beginning of the more familiar Milkshake! presentation style, which became fully enforced from that Autumn, with a heavier focus towards pre-school programming, although some of the shows aimed at older kids remain from the strand's early days, which would dissappear completely by September.

What are the programmes for older children on those two clips? Seem very much pre-school/infant focused to me.
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james-2001 Central (East) East Midlands Today
Almost forgotten Channel 5 showed The Powerpuff Girls. The original was quite good, but the recent remake is terrible.

Anyone know when Milkshake actually started? It wasn't there when the channel launched, kids programmes just being linked with normal continuity, though Konnie Huq joined Blue Peter from Milkshake in December 97, so it can't have been that long into the channel's life. There was an era where they used the name of just "shake" to introduce programmes for older children too.
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Sh1ruba Central (West) Midlands Today
Almost forgotten Channel 5 showed The Powerpuff Girls. The original was quite good, but the recent remake is terrible.

Anyone know when Milkshake actually started? It wasn't there when the channel launched, kids programmes just being linked with normal continuity, though Konnie Huq joined Blue Peter from Milkshake in December 97, so it can't have been that long into the channel's life.

They had a UK dub for PPG on Channel 5, but apparently fans of the show complained so they cancelled this dub, since Cartoon Network still aired the original US version (which is better imo, Tara Strong was adorable voicing Bubbles).

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james-2001 Central (East) East Midlands Today
Almost forgotten Channel 5 showed The Powerpuff Girls. The original was quite good, but the recent remake is terrible.

Anyone know when Milkshake actually started? It wasn't there when the channel launched, kids programmes just being linked with normal continuity, though Konnie Huq joined Blue Peter from Milkshake in December 97, so it can't have been that long into the channel's life.

They had a UK dub for PPG, but apparently most didn't like so they changed it back to the original US voices.


I know that's on Wikipedia, or at least it was, but I'm personally not sure it's true. I certainly never remember ever hearing about it, and every time I saw it on there, it was the original voices. The Wikipedia claim certainly isn't sourced. If it DID exist (and even that video clip above leaves me skeptical- not least because they still have American accents and sound not hugely different to the originals, so would seem pointless as a "UK dub"), it must have been very short lived and flew under the radar, and was a very bizarre decision.
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Sh1ruba Central (West) Midlands Today
Almost forgotten Channel 5 showed The Powerpuff Girls. The original was quite good, but the recent remake is terrible.

Anyone know when Milkshake actually started? It wasn't there when the channel launched, kids programmes just being linked with normal continuity, though Konnie Huq joined Blue Peter from Milkshake in December 97, so it can't have been that long into the channel's life.

They had a UK dub for PPG, but apparently most didn't like so they changed it back to the original US voices.


I know that's on Wikipedia, but I'm personally not sure it's true. I certainly never remember ever hearing about it, and every time I saw it on there, it was the original voices. The Wikipedia claim certainly isn't sourced.

Then again, the US voices imo were the best.

Bubbles is still my favourite, though Buttercup is a badass.
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BillyH Founding member London London

They had a UK dub for PPG on Channel 5, but apparently fans of the show complained so they cancelled this dub, since Cartoon Network still aired the original US version (which is better imo, Tara Strong was adorable voicing Bubbles).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpTT9OlDnH0


There’s a lot of skepticism that a full “UK dub” ever existed for the show, given that no one mentioned it online until about 2016 and the above audio clip is taken from someone’s voice reel with some quick impressions of the original American voices, which could be for all sorts of reasons. All accounts seem to be that C5 just showed the normal version and the few off-air copies around seem to prove it.
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