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Neil Jones6,479 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
Scooby Doo is the format that just keeps on giving. Somebody puts on a silly costume and terrorises the area for some ridiculous reason, the kids speak to local people and the "ghost" is almost always the first person they spoke to. Brilliant! Surprised there wasn't a whole generation who grew up thinking police work is easy off the back of that. Smile
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Steve in Pudsey10,875 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
I guess as a show that at the time was said to work well for adults as well as kids I want to watch it again as an adult and see what I missed.

CBBC is probably the wrong place for that, and I'm not sure which channel would be the right place, but I'm sure there would be an audience for it.

"And Rentaghost continues tomorrow at 6pm. Up next on BBC Archive, its the Demon Headmaster. And later tonight at 7pm its Brush Strokes".

They could call it UK Gold (which did show Rentaghost at one point)
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james-20016,450 posts since 13 Sep 2015
Central (East) East Midlands Today
Surely they could have a streaming service of these archive shows, there for the people who want to see them, not taking up airtime on channels where the viewing figures might be low. I find it disapointing how little real archive TV we get in this country though (apart from the same handful of shows repeated over and over), in the US they have several channels dedicated to showing old stuff from the 50s, 60s and 70s.
Brekkie34,852 posts since 4 Jan 2003 Recently warned
HTV Wales Wales Today
The reality is archive content is fairly niche and people like to sample nostalgia more than enjoy the whole thing. Many people probably quite happy spending six hours on social media reminiscing about the Demon Headmaster but probably wouldn't spend 6 hours or so watching the whole thing.
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Neil Jones6,479 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
We seem to have black bars on widescreen HD programmes for some reason, including Demon Headmaster:
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I know the Butterfly drama from a few months ago was similar but IIRC those were thinner than these.
Is this the start of a relentless march towards 2.35:1?

Oh and to stay on topic, the Headmaster is a marvellous man and this is the best school I've ever been to Wink
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