Geoffrey Hayes dies aged 76
Star of Rainbow and Z Cars.Geoffrey and the old Rainbow gang did pop up again a few years later.
Do we really need them nowadays?.I remember this being discussed on 'another forum' round about 2007 - at that point, AFAIK, +1 channels were not required to be licensed, as they were just relaying the feed of their parent channels....
Ray Galton has died
One Half of Steptoe and Son Writing team passes aged 88.Some people do go out of their way with their choice of language of their passing - John Le Mesurier for example wrote his own death notice in The Times which read: “John le Mesurier wishes it to...
Blue Peter's 60th anniversary
Split from CBBC Channel.Nice to see but I'm surprised they're using them as neon isn't the most energy efficient and they could make one out of 'LED neon' very cheaply these days. Ritchie seems a great addition and seems...
Heart TV & Capital TV Leave Freesat
And possibly Sky too...I expect Heart and Capital TV will have got reasonably good ratings on Freesat, for the last few months at least, given that they were the only remaining mainstream music channels left (following...
Good books to read about British TV channels
After reading Independent Television in Britain part 5.How about my little book on how we got to where we are today?
By Tim Goodwin1
TV moments that weren't meant to happen I wonder what Kawser is giggling about? Catriona seems oblivious. Or perhaps not.......
That's TV Scotland Review Good call, Brekkie. I can't see how Local Tv is going to survive now that Ofcom have given commercial radio the green light to network almost everything - including for the first time Breakfast....
£800m savings by centenary.Yes - the BBC is between a rock and a hard place with this. The government took a political decision to pay for over 75's licence fees - and then (a different government?) took another political...
Network Ten Rebrand
Split from International Presentation.Ten News First Sydney has a new large set, which brings it up to date. They share the set with Studio 10: They're gonna roll the set design to other Ten stations in Melbourne, Brisbane,...
New Look for Animal Planet Discovery UK a few months ago have ditched continuity announcers on some of their smaller genre channels, in a cost-saving move (and because they've had to take on the ex-Scripps channels as well)...
Blockbusters to be revived by Comedy Central
Dara O'Briain to host.I added the new theme to Charlie Wheeler's recreation and it works pretty well: More of Charlie's fantastic creations can be found here: This one deserves a special mention, making ingenious...
FOX Adveritising Countdown Clock
FOX reduces adverts and employs new technique to curb channel flipping. Could this start a trend?.The US advertising model is ghastly. Programmes such as NBC Today are barely watchable as there are so many ad breaks, and they crash straight in and out of them without pausing for breath.
Christmas Idents 2018 The very first ident used for the 2013 new look was lifeboat, but yes the pugwash was probably the most popular of all the idents.
Bid TV/Price Drop TV on Trending Live
After their demise, the music lives on in the form 'Spin and Sing'.It definitely wasn't an original composition for Sit Up and was available from the library whilst they were still operating.