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Posted by: PATV Scunthorpe
13-03-2024, 10:41 PM
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This seems like something worthy of a thread given how Channel 5 have altered the show over the past year or two.

Following the reformatting and eventual renaming of the original show to "Shop Smart, Save Money". a 'spiritual successor', The Gadget Show name is now being retooled as a podcast reuniting Suzi Perry and Jason Bradbury. 

Will be interesting to hear/see how this plays out, the Twitter account has always stayed as The Gadget Show, though is still linked to Channel 5, while it looks as though the podcast is a separate production not associated with C5. Along the same lines, the YouTube channel is mostly used now for reuploading classic episodes, though does feature the odd clip from Shop Smart, Save Money.

Jason talks in the trailer about the changes to viewing habits, though it would be interesting to see whether this could theoretically lead to a version of the show coming back in the future, or whether the C5 era is all in the past.

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Posted by: tellyblues
12-03-2024, 06:04 PM
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1 7 Up series – ITV/Granada + BBC, 1964-2019
2 Life On Earth – BBC, 1979
3 The World At War – ITV/Thames, 1973
4 The Office – BBC, 2001
5 Big Brother – Channel 4, 2000
6 Planet Earth – BBC, 2006
7 Have I Got News For You – BBC, 1990
8 I May Destroy You – BBC, 2020
9 The Singing Detective – BBC, 1986
10 The Day Today – BBC, 1994

11 The Royle Family – BBC
12 Our Friends In The North – BBC
13 I’m Alan Partridge – BBC
14 Boys From The Blackstuff – BBC
15 Blackadder – BBC
16 Strictly Come Dancing – BBC
17 The Thick Of It – BBC
18 Fleabag – BBC/Amazon
19 Only Fools And Horses – BBC
20 The Naked Civil Servant – ITV/Thames

21 Spitting Image – ITV/Central
22 Queer As Folk –-Channel 4
23 The Family – BBC
24 Monty Python’s Flying Circus – BBC
25 House Of Cards – BBC
26 Gogglebox – Channel 4
27 Goodness Gracious Me – BBC
28 The Crown – Netflix
29 Newsnight – BBC
30 Derry Girls – Channel 4

31 Brideshead Revisited – ITV/Granada
32 Chernobyl – HBO/Sky
33 Cracker – ITV/Granada
34 Blue Peter – BBC
35 Inspector Morse – ITV/Central
36 Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy – BBC
37 The Beatles: Get Back – Disney+
38 I, Claudius – BBC
39 Wallace & Gromit: A Close Shave – BBC
40 The Word – Channel 4

41 Death On The Rock – ITV/Thames
42 This is England – Channel 4
43 The Great British Bake-Off – BBC + Channel 4
44 Grange Hill – BBC
45 Pride and Prejudice – BBC
46 Pennies From Heaven – BBC
47 Desmond’s – Channel 4
48 The Big Breakfast – Channel 4
49 Parkinson – BBC + ITV
50 The Traitors – BBC

Surprised that Eastenders and Corrie aren't on there and being fresh in the mind probably accounts for The Traitors' inclusion.

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Posted by: Blubatt
10-03-2024, 05:53 PM
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Is it me, or is Children's Television going through a nadir? Having grown up throughout the noughties and tens (Which is an incredibly weird thing to say), children's television was in a bit of a golden age that I think was taken for granted.Besides the heavy UK hitters like CBBC Channel, CBeebies, and CITV, we had all of the Disney Channels, Cartoon Network, the Nickelodeon channels, POP, TinyPOP, Kix, et al. I feel like we all took it for granted. It was a great time for Children's TV. That's not to denigrate previous or current generations of kid's television. Everyone has a right to be nostalgic, but I feel like 2000's Children television was the peak of it all, in terms of choice.

Case and point: Continuity from January 2000 Cartoon Network. The Powerhouse branding, the television shows on offer (Boomerang hadn't launched yet, so there was still a lot of Hanna Barbara and Theatrical Shorts) 

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Posted by: RhysJR
05-03-2024, 08:24 PM
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So, today the BBC and Netflix announced the cast of a new drama that's about to begin production about the aftermath of the Lockerbie bombing. 

This follows Sky and Universal Stufios announcing in January they have begun production of a drama...about the aftermath of the Lockerbie bombing. 

All very coincidental that two dramas with the same title about the same topic have begun priduction so close to each other. Will either side be concerned by the similarity in what both are making?

To broaden this out, is there any other examples of similar programmes being made close together like this? Slightly differently, I know both ITV and BBC had shows called Starstruck out last spring (BBC a comedy and ITV a talent show).

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Posted by: lookoutwales
04-03-2024, 09:08 PM
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Thought it might be better to set up a separate thread about S4C programming, especially after all the upheaval documented on the News thread.

Voting for the annual Can i Gymru (Song for Wales) contest on St David’s Day was hit by phone line troubles.

BBC Cymru Fyw reported today that some viewers had claimed they received higher than usual phone bills even after being unable to vote. 

S4C, for its part, said a record 17,000 votes had been cast - substantially higher than last year (and the result doesn’t appear to have come under question)

There’s been a considerable revival of interest in the contest in recent years, largely driven by the (largely mocking) social media commentary.

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Posted by: PATV Scunthorpe
04-03-2024, 12:33 PM
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Couldn't find an established thread for discussing the music channels that That's TV run, apart from the discussion about the entertainment channels in the Industry News local tv thread, so here's one…

Alongside their existing 60s, 80s and 90s channels, it seems that including, or in addition to, acquiring the former Trace Vault channel slot of Sky, That's have also acquired the 'Chart Show' brand, today launching 'Chart Show Retro', essentially just a mix of the 80s and 90s music played on the other channels.

It's been testing for the last week and a half, and it's interesting to see how they've altered the look. Originally, the idents were modelled in the style of the old ITV Chart Show, using the same music with a recreated logo and early 90s looking 3D models of the rollercoaster, bumper cars, space rocket 'thingys', but now the channel has launched, they're using some of the more recent mid 2010s idents used on both Chart Show TV and Chart Show Dance, just with some new music.

They also tested a 'Play' graphic in a sort of VHS style at the start of videos before the lower right song information appeared, though they look to have removed it before launching 

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Posted by: Nobby
03-03-2024, 05:48 AM
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Readers might be interested to know that Any Answers on BBC Radio 4 on Saturday had to go to a backup tape.

If you don't know, Any Answers is a phone-in show, a sister programme to Any Questions, that goes out live on a Saturday.

There were problems with the phones from the start which is a problem for a phone-in show. They eventually (from about 13:38 in the link below) went to a backup tape before moving studios and coming back on air with working phone lines a bit later. The presenter, Anita Anand, said that the whole system had melted. I'm not sure that was true. 

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Posted by: RhysJR
02-03-2024, 05:25 PM
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Fresh off changes to Radios 1, 2 & 3, BBC Radio 4 has announced some changes. It looks like primarily some programme will be extended.

Presumably this is related to budget cuts - it must be cheaper to produce one 60 minute show than two 30 minute programmes.

- Desert Island Discs will be extended to an hour and air on Sundays at 10am
- The Media Show will be extended to an hour and begin at 4pm on Wendesdays
- The Food Programme is extended to 42 minutes duration and airs on Fridays at 11am
- File on 4 is also extended to be 42 minutes long
- The way investigative programmes will appear on Sounds will be simplified under one page
- The Archers omnibus will be released on Sounds ahead of linear broadcast
- Free Thinking and The Verb moves from Radio 3
- Comedy to air at 11pm on Saturdays 

And, earlier in the week, it was announced that Martha Kearney will step down from the Today programme after the general election. 

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Posted by: Milkshake
01-03-2024, 05:21 PM
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Martin Lewis won a award yesterday and made a rather powerful speech. He praised ITV for given over enough airtime to cover the topics he's on about ( to be fair I dare say that its all linked to licence)

However it was his comment about the BBC and its downgraded Consumer affairs as a concession. I think this is the first time in BBC has been given telling off for its offering since the 2019 offering?

It was covered on the blue place at the time: 

Martin has proved that Social media is no match for his type of operation, and this is the type of broadcast telly is badly need and should expanded. 

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Posted by: Andrew Wood
01-03-2024, 02:55 PM
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A modest break bumper to mark Saint David's Day 2024 on S4C - 

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