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Markymark Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
Pretty sure Dr No tonight is the oldest thing ever shown on primetime ITV, 58 years old. .


That maybe, but I've just spotted an Ikea Lack coffee table in the film
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Steve Williams
I was thinking earlier with the clip of the BBC Wales Christmas continuity in another thread how long it used to take films to make it to TV, something we largely take for granted now. Was this due to cinemas and the movie industry seeing television as competition, and in the 60s to 80s were filmed often rereleased to capture a new audience?


Yes, in that link up there you can see cinema chains complaining about ITV showing the Bond films as they were still doing good business for them. I've got a TV Times from the early 80s somewhere where someone writes in to complain ITV are going to be showing Alien, not because they didn't like it, but because by showing a film like that "only a few years" after its cinema release would just hasten the demise of the cinema. The screening wasn't going to be for another two years either.

Ghost posted:
And Disney movies would usually take ages to come to TV, for example, Sleeping Beauty first aired on Christmas Day 1994.


I was wondering then if Sleeping Beauty might have been ever older than Dr No when it was on primetime ITV on Christmas Day 1994, but it was only 35 years old. I think other very late Disney premieres were Dumbo in 1986 (when it was 45 years old) and Pinocchio in 1990, when it was fifty years old. They have shown Dumbo since, but not in primetime, I don't think.
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james-2001 Central (East) East Midlands Today
Lest we forget that first ever programme on The Disney Channel was the "UK television premiere" of The Jungle Book, 28 years after its cinematic release.


And Fantasia's premiere wasn't until 2013- 73 years after release.

Until very recently Disney had a policy where even their home video releases of their big films were only available for a short while, then put back into the "vault" for several years. It's only since the 2010s they've been continuously available.
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Inspector Sands
Fantasia was a massive disappointment in our household. We were taken in by the hype and bought a copy but none of us liked it, and I think we barely got through one showing
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james-2001 Central (East) East Midlands Today
I didn't enjoy it when I was a kid, but I grew to appeciate it as an adult.

One thing that is disapointing is the current version available has all the narration dubbed over. While this was done because they restored footage that had been cut after the original release, and some of the audio had gone missing, I'd have appreciated the option to hear Deems Taylor's original voice where it does still exist as an extra.
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iloveTV1 (previously iloveTV2304) London London
The new series of The Cube has been confirmed, with pairs instead of single players. No host confirmed as of yet.

You can apply here: https://b1.etribez.com/ag/objectivemedia/thecube/welcome.html
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Jon Central (West) Midlands Today
I wonder if they might go without a host in a similar style The Button. The Cube always basically tells them what to do and if there is pairs they couldn’t do all discussions on whether to progress together. Although if you bring in a popular name you bring their fans in too. However most hosts will put some people off.
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iloveTV1 (previously iloveTV2304) London London
Jon posted:
I wonder if they might go without a host in a similar style The Button. The Cube always basically tells them what to do and if there is pairs they couldn’t do all discussions on whether to progress together.


It might feel a bit empty like that, because The Button was all from home and very informal and lighthearted.

The Cube takes a lot more of a serious tone and I don't think that would work.

Mind you, I wonder why there wasn't a new series of The Button during lockdown, it's not a half bad idea.
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Jonwo (previously Jonwo87)

Mind you, I wonder why there wasn't a new series of The Button during lockdown, it's not a half bad idea.


Because it was cancelled in 2018.
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HybridDaDink London London
ITV are reportedly trying to get back into UK original children's drama with the help of the government-funded YACF. There has been some leaks that 'Wizadora' will be re-booted but nothing official. I would love if they revived 'Children's Ward' or 'Dramarama'.
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Josh
Philip Schofield posted the casting call on his Snapchat story, leading me to think he is the host.
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iloveTV1 (previously iloveTV2304) London London
Jonwo posted:

Mind you, I wonder why there wasn't a new series of The Button during lockdown, it's not a half bad idea.


Because it was cancelled in 2018.


Could’ve been revived...


Josh posted:
Philip Schofield posted the casting call on his Snapchat story, leading me to think he is the host.


It wouldn’t surprise me - does he do much else other than This Morning? I know he had that 5 Gold Rings thing, and that strikes me as something that would work with social distancing, but whether that was even recommissioned for a fourth series is up in the air.

EDIT: Only thing I could find online about 5GR series 4 was the following tweet from the official twitter page of the show: https://mobile.twitter.com/5GoldRings/status/1180920495857758208

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