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TIGHazard446 posts since 3 Jan 2014
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
Are they going to be shown as the original episodes or as the "classic" compilations Challenge have been showing for years?

Surely the reason that Challenge show the "classic" compilations was that they can't show the original episodes, as they included things like the contestant appeals with the premium rate phone number.


Challenge have shown the original first series of Millionaire and just hacked away around the contestant appeals, which included new graphics to cover up the original straps where they couldn't chop it out completely.

Note that at least one, maybe two, series of Family Fortunes had contestant appeals baked into the credits towards the end of their runs and there's no easy way to edit that out - so you just get a strap telling you not to write to an address that ITV haven't actually owned since 2004 Smile Not in as many words but... Wink


Of course, you could just remove the credits completely - Like they did with the lottery game shows.
JAS843,969 posts since 26 Aug 2010
Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
I wonder if Sky Q just uses one thumbnail for all showings of Millionaire, whether they're on ITV, Challenge, or Sony Channel? If so, I wouldn't be surprised if this applies to other shows too - like ITV3's Coronation Street and Emmerdale airings (the thumbnail would probably have the current casts and not the ones from 30 years ago).
PATV Scunthorpe663 posts since 2 Sep 2014
Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
I wonder if Sky Q just uses one thumbnail for all showings of Millionaire, whether they're on ITV, Challenge, or Sony Channel? If so, I wouldn't be surprised if this applies to other shows too - like ITV3's Coronation Street and Emmerdale airings (the thumbnail would probably have the current casts and not the ones from 30 years ago).

I don't think so, Challenge's image is of Tarrant. (The current Corrie/Emmerdale episodes update with shots from the episode, while the Classic's just show the Emmerdale and Rovers signs)
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kernow1,275 posts since 18 Jan 2006
Surely the reason that Challenge show the "classic" compilations was that they can't show the original episodes, as they included things like the contestant appeals with the premium rate phone number.


Challenge have shown the original first series of Millionaire and just hacked away around the contestant appeals, which included new graphics to cover up the original straps where they couldn't chop it out completely.

Note that at least one, maybe two, series of Family Fortunes had contestant appeals baked into the credits towards the end of their runs and there's no easy way to edit that out - so you just get a strap telling you not to write to an address that ITV haven't actually owned since 2004 Smile Not in as many words but... Wink


Of course, you could just remove the credits completely - Like they did with the lottery game shows.

Challenge have done that with some other shows as well.


They've done that with episodes of Bruce's Price is Right (to remove the contestant appeal), where the credits start, and then jump to just before the end of the credits.

With some of the other episodes, they run the full credits, with the contestant appeal blurred out.
Johnr450 posts since 6 Apr 2004
Quite amusing how they treat WWTBAM episodes as 'movies' - who knew it ever had a 'PG' rating eh!

Also next Sunday you'll have WWTBAM on ITV (then +1), Sony and Challenge all at once! Does Chris receive a few pence in the post for all these repeats still being on air?