New BBC Self Promo
What the BBC stands for programming wiseWhen I saw this last night, I was really hoping it would lead in to a new look for BBC 1, but sadly not.
Happy Birthday Mr Bean
Sunday 10 JanuaryLike most of the commercial TV market, only selected archive material seems to work. Airing copious amounts of it ad-nauseam and randomly doesn't. It has to be cherry picked and preferably wide...
ITV logo discussion
all the change, and no pudding popsUp until the consolidation of the ITV franchises, each region had a distinctive brand they had cultivated and refreshed over the years. ITV could have come up with a symbol or icon that would represent...
Correcting the speed of American programmes Only iPlayer has 50p support I think, and even then only for HD or upscaled HD - the standard SD uploads are 25p only. Fresh Prince has always existed on really grotty standards conversions in PAL...
Educational content on CBBC and BBC2 from Monday
"Biggest education offer in it's history"CBeebies also started providing content from today.
ITV production/presentation slides
Split from Happy Birthday Mr BeanThat subtitle font looks like Hebrew, but the font itself makes the characters hard to determine.
Michael Apted dies aged 79
Best known for the Up series of TV documentaries following the lives of 14 people every seven yearsI expect the cameraman George Jesse Turner still has an appetite to continue. He has built up just as much of a bond with the subjects as Apted.
Live Aid 1985 - BBC Camera Quality
What caused the lines on certain camerasI do recall "disappointment" from the grown ups upstairs, when they came down to our lab to take a look at the prototype that had just arrived from Japan
Paul Sinha's TV Showdown
Sort of a TV version of Question of Sport-ishHate to say it but Keith Lemon would be a much better fit. I think the problem here is it doesn't quite know if it wanted to be a serious TV quiz or a comedy panel show, and whilst Paul Sinha is...
Pop Idol, Fame Academy et al.
Split from ITV Programming ThreadOh I used to love the fame academy red button. Two of the best series one bits were... - Carrie Grant ripping into all the contestants the morning after the first live Friday show. They all thought...
Space availableThinking about it I suppose it’ll end up being GB News or the new news channel from News UK. Might be a bit of a bidding war.