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Markymark6,726 posts since 13 Dec 2004
Meridian (North) South Today
That Stewart Morris story, as told by one of the camera ops is at http://www.tech-ops.co.uk/page154.html


Interesting reading that page !

Also interesting someone from Pres seemingly chose to indulge themselves one Saturday afternoon
by viewing a old 2 inch VT of one of his shows, and probably shortened the head life of the VTR significantly (due to the poor state of the physical edits)
VMPhil9,607 posts since 31 Mar 2005
Granada North West Today


It’s still there, airing Sundays at 6:00am, it must easily be the longest running programme on Sky (it aired on the pre-1989 Sky Channel).

Typically, I can't find it now, but recently someone on Twitter said they once emailed Stuart Murphy to ask him why it was still in the schedule, and he apparently had no idea it even existed!
That was me!

Ah - found them now, do you mind if I link to/embed the tweets here?
Riaz604 posts since 6 Jan 2016
I'm a bit disappointed that there aren't more memories of satellite and cable channels on a Sunday morning here.

They provided a refreshing change from the usual fare on the main terrestrial channels.
VMPhil9,607 posts since 31 Mar 2005
Granada North West Today
I'm a bit disappointed that there aren't more memories of satellite and cable channels on a Sunday morning here.

They provided a refreshing change from the usual fare on the main terrestrial channels.

Do you mind using your time machine to go back and give everyone on TV Forum satellite and/or cable subscriptions then? Thanks.
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JKDerry1,588 posts since 15 Oct 2016
UTV Newsline
Back in say 1991 all we had was BBC One, BBC Two, ITV and Channel 4 - there was no way that my mum and dad were going to get satellite, because it was not needed.

Back in 1991 Sky TV was not the same juggernaut we see now in 2019. I think they only had a handful of channels, and no extra channels at all from the BBC, ITV or Channel 4, that all started from 1998 onward.
noggin14,312 posts since 26 Jun 2001
Back in say 1991 all we had was BBC One, BBC Two, ITV and Channel 4 - there was no way that my mum and dad were going to get satellite, because it was not needed.

Back in 1991 Sky TV was not the same juggernaut we see now in 2019. I think they only had a handful of channels, and no extra channels at all from the BBC, ITV or Channel 4, that all started from 1998 onward.


1997 for BBC News 24 Wink (though only available on analogue cable at the time)
JAS843,901 posts since 26 Aug 2010
Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
Back in say 1991 all we had was BBC One, BBC Two, ITV and Channel 4 - there was no way that my mum and dad were going to get satellite, because it was not needed.

Back in 1991 Sky TV was not the same juggernaut we see now in 2019. I think they only had a handful of channels, and no extra channels at all from the BBC, ITV or Channel 4, that all started from 1998 onward.

In 1991? Six channels from Sky itself, which were Sky One, Sky News, Sky Sports, Sky Movies Plus, the Movie Channel, and Sky Movies Gold (which launched that year, replacing The Comedy Channel). A lot of the famous channels, such as Nickelodeon, Sky Sports 2, Disney, UK Gold, UK Living, had yet to launch at that point. So yeah, not even as big as Freeview is today.
Andrew13,576 posts since 27 Mar 2001
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
TMWRJN was a masterpiece. I also rather enjoyed The Morning After Show, presented by Simon Amstell - not that I can really remember much about it and there doesn’t appear to be a huge amount on YouTube from it.

That was part of T4 wasn't it after he quit Popworld, and IIRC was actually on in the afternoon. Think it only ran for one series.

I remember that. As I recall it was aired very late within the T4 strand as you say, maybe after 2pm and hence was exposed and didn’t get great ratings.

It’s a show that has basically no web memory at all, not even a Wikipedia page or a mention on the T4 wiki page. Popworld is much more fondly remembered. And era when you used to have 3 weekend morning pop music shows on mainstream TV and that’s before you even factor in pop music on the 2 main Saturday morning shows.