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DE88681 posts since 8 Jan 2017
UTV Newsline
Now why am I imagining the sheep in Animal Farm bleating "Sixteen-to-nine good, four-to-three bad"? Embarassed
"Channel 5! The channel that brings you England goals!" -- Jonathan Pearce, 31 May 1997

On hiatus from 1 January 2019. Perhaps I take the drawbacks of the written word *too* seriously.
DE88681 posts since 8 Jan 2017
UTV Newsline
Get the interval music ready. Wink

Actually, when *did* C4 last play music when they couldn't show ads? I assume this practice largely died out when they started selling the advertising themselves in '93.
"Channel 5! The channel that brings you England goals!" -- Jonathan Pearce, 31 May 1997

On hiatus from 1 January 2019. Perhaps I take the drawbacks of the written word *too* seriously.
Inspector Sands13,144 posts since 25 Aug 2004
It wasn't that they 'played music when they couldn't show ads'... they played music at every ad break.

The ads were put in by the ITV companies so it was there in case they hadn't sold the space or had a fault
Si-Co1,977 posts since 2 Oct 2003
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
I assume they were playing out the filler from C4 pres until 93 changes.

How long before that was the last occasion the filler ended up on air is a different question!


The practice of playing out break-fillers ended on 31st December 1992, and I’ve seen footage of a full commercial-free break from 22nd December 1992, so it seems some of the smaller regions still couldn’t fill all the ad breaks as late as that!
Last edited by Si-Co on 21 December 2018 2:03am
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