Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Radio Times Wednesday Bonus: Five Faces of Doctor Who Logopolis

We just celebrated the 40th anniversary of DOCTOR WHO "Logopolis" Part Four but remember it will soon be the 40th anniversary of THE FIVE FACES OF DOCTOR WHO! Part Three of "Logopolis" from the week of 28.11.81.

Radio Times Wednesday: Hi-De-Hi Series 2 Premiere

Lots of lovely coverage for the second series of HI-DE-HI in the 28.11.81 issue including a front cover! Check it out!

Thursday, March 11, 2021

TV Times Thursday: Liz Fraser

 TV Times Thursday: A nice article about one of my favourite actresses from past television Liz Fraser. This article appeared in the issue from the week of 29.04.72.

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Radio Times Wednesday: The Eventual Launch of BBC2

The issue from the week of 09.11.63 was all about then eventual launch of BBC2. This article is real interesting to read about the original plans for the station. In the first pic, that is surely is the East Tower of BBC Television Centre under construction? I love the 1960s art created to portray each of the day's programming! I also love these nice huge clean images of the BBC logo!

Thursday, September 17, 2020

TV Times Thursday: The Army Game

 It's TV Times Thursday: This is from 08/06/58. Pre Doctor Who William Hartnell gets a call out in the listing for an episode of THE ARMY GAME. The episode is called "Poetry Prize"; it went out live and is missing-probably never recorded. #ITV #Missingepisodes #Granada #ArmyGame

Sunday, November 11, 2018

From the Archive Episode 10: Tales of Television Centre & ITV Archives

BBC Television Centre has a place in many of hearts that adore British television. When news came about its closure, it upset many that the BBC would leave such an iconic location. A wonderful documentary was produced before it closed. Directed by Richard Marson, Tales of Television Centre, brought together a wide spectrum of people who worked most of their careers there to bring us some of the warmest memories of our “concrete donut”. We talk with Richard about the making of this documentary and what it was like making it, creating the tone of the piece and an insight on what the BBC wanted to name it just prior to transmission! This is the first of a few conversations with will have with Richard and this is a fun one to listen to about Television Centre!
We also talk to Andrew Gavaghan who is the Archive Manager to the ITV archives. Conducted on location at the ITV Archive in Leeds in December of 2017, Andrew gives is an insight into the workings of the archives. It’s a great conversation!

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Thursday, March 29, 2018

TV Times Thursday: John Steed Picks the Pools

It’s time for this week’s “TV Times Thursday” where I take an article or something of interest from a past issue of the TV Times (TV listings of ITV programming) and post it here to share with you. This week, John Steed himself aka Patrick Macnee, makes his choice on the pools. This comes from the 11.06.65 issue of TV Times from page 49.

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