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20 years next year since Bravo Timewarp TV ended

Also The Family Channel becoming Challenge TV and the launch of Trouble (December 2016)

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Worzel Anglia (West) Look East (West sub-opt)
Street Crime UK ended up an oddly fascinating watch by the end, as the older the episodes the older the footage - some dating right back to the early-mid 1990s, meaning you got to watch criminals getting nicked while also getting a delightfully nostalgic look at the cars and fashion of the times.

The older the footage, the more I used to imagine where the people being arrested are today, and if they knew that video of a younger/drunken them being dragged kicking and screaming into a police car was being given regular repeat airings on a cable TV channel...


Sky Two shows repeats of Series 4 of Street Crime UK. They never seem to show series 1-3 which is a bit odd.
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Rex London London
Street Crime UK ended up an oddly fascinating watch by the end, as the older the episodes the older the footage - some dating right back to the early-mid 1990s, meaning you got to watch criminals getting nicked while also getting a delightfully nostalgic look at the cars and fashion of the times.

The older the footage, the more I used to imagine where the people being arrested are today, and if they knew that video of a younger/drunken them being dragged kicking and screaming into a police car was being given regular repeat airings on a cable TV channel...

It was a fascinating show to watch - yes we have criminals getting sent to the nick, mainly with breaching the public order act and being drunk and disorderly, but what also interests me is that unlike most other police shows it focuses towards the more violent aspects of crime and the criminal underclass surrounding it. The foul language and antics of the criminals getting nicked makes for a good laugh.
Last edited by Rex on 7 December 2016 5:59pm
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Rex London London
Street Crime UK ended up an oddly fascinating watch by the end, as the older the episodes the older the footage - some dating right back to the early-mid 1990s, meaning you got to watch criminals getting nicked while also getting a delightfully nostalgic look at the cars and fashion of the times.

The older the footage, the more I used to imagine where the people being arrested are today, and if they knew that video of a younger/drunken them being dragged kicking and screaming into a police car was being given regular repeat airings on a cable TV channel...


Sky Two shows repeats of Series 4 of Street Crime UK. They never seem to show series 1-3 which is a bit odd.

Not sure, Pick did the same thing recently. They should have access to the VMTV/Flextech archive, right?
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harshy Founding member
mark posted:
Bravo had a fantastic ident in the Timewarp TV era...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAP8KSc5mbk

Everything just seemed to work in that era - a clear sense of identity for the channel, with a name that suited that identity. Nothing seemed to gel after the relaunch - why keep a name that says 'old-fashioned appreciation' for a channel with a completely different focus and target audience.

The relaunch was the first example I remember of a channel with a clear purpose moving away from it. It's happened all over the place since then. Channels like The History Channel, National Geographic and Discovery all once had clear propositions (history, nature, informative documentaries) but now just show interchangeable reality shows a lot of the time.

The Timewarp TV Bravo was ace, I remember it quite well, I use to watch the New Avengers on it, the Family Channel was great too as it had access to TVS stuff and the early days of Challenge was great too, but the current Challenge isn't even showing the TVS or the earlier Family Channel stuff.

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