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JA
james-2001
To be fair, it's not exactly hard to keep an eye on the schedules to find out what's on and when. Especially when you know the scheduling is going to be volatile.

And many of us like and enjoy getting multiple episodes a week, I'd be very disapointed if it only went back to one a week.
SW
Steve Williams
To be fair, it's not exactly hard to keep an eye on the schedules to find out what's on and when. Especially when you know the scheduling is going to be volatile.

And many of us like and enjoy getting multiple episodes a week, I'd be very disapointed if it only went back to one a week.


And the other point is that the 9pm episode may have only got one screening, but it got double the audience of the 7.30 one, so enough people found it.

It didn't get to number one in the music chart this week, though, as I thought it might. Damn you, Ed Sheeran doc on Channel 5!
PA
Parker
I find it rather frightening how rapidly the years go by watching this Crying or Very sad Smile
JA
james-2001
To be fair, it's not exactly hard to keep an eye on the schedules to find out what's on and when. Especially when you know the scheduling is going to be volatile.

And many of us like and enjoy getting multiple episodes a week, I'd be very disapointed if it only went back to one a week.


And the other point is that the 9pm episode may have only got one screening, but it got double the audience of the 7.30 one, so enough people found it.

It didn't get to number one in the music chart this week, though, as I thought it might. Damn you, Ed Sheeran doc on Channel 5!


I have a feeling the 9PM Friday thing is going to become regular. They've clearly realise it attracts viewers, and it's been on at that time for several weeks now.
JA
james-2001
Bad edit at the start of tonight's second episode, to cut out a phone number that now belongs to someone else:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sr0yoIqE72A

Also strange how tonight's first episode was mostly videos, and not only that but actually opened with a video, which almost never happened. I can only think of one other time that's happened on the BBC4 TOTP episodes. Also 3 episodes in a row that have played out with a repeat performance rather than a video. Looks like it's back to a video on the next show though according to Popscene.
DV
dvboy
Surprised that the number has been recycled, seems it now belongs to Macmillan Cancer Support.
JA
james-2001
Why's it so suprising it's been re-used, after 31 years?
LL
Lottie Long-Legs
Also strange how tonight's first episode was mostly videos, and not only that but actually opened with a video, which almost never happened. I can only think of one other time that's happened on the BBC4 TOTP episodes.


Either a shortage of acts within the top forty that were willing to appear in the studio, or a policy of picking the higher placed songs irrespective, I guess.

Remember the episode in mid-1991 where both the number 41 (Northside) and 42 (Marillion) songs were featured in the studio? Possibly a change of policy dictated that rather than go video-heavy.
NJ
Neil Jones Founding member
dvboy posted:
Surprised that the number has been recycled, seems it now belongs to Macmillan Cancer Support.


The earliest reference to that number and MacMillian I can find in Google dates back to 2005, but I'll bet they've had it longer than that. Having had a poke around on the wayback machine they don't appear to have used the 0800 500 800 number on any revision of the website going back to 1999 (heck they didn't even have a freephone number until 2001) so it could be they use it to track responses to their campaigns?

No idea what the Radio 1 feature was about though.

Childline has had its 0800 1111 number since the 1980s, probably not long after they launched in 1986. Somebody on the Wiki discussion page for it suggests its a bodge as the "real" number is six 1's, not four - it used to be a test number apparently.
JA
james-2001
No idea what the Radio 1 feature was about though.


There'd been a lot of controversy over the D-Mob song the previous episode, with lots of people claiming it was pro-drugs (though D-Mob himself has always insisted otherwise) and Steve & Caron enthusiastically introducing it, maybe it was connected to that? They'd stopped naming "Acid Man" by Jolly Roger in the charts that edition too.
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