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Sunday 25 February 2007

My Richard and Judy experience

Channel Four is in the news again over yet another possible scam. This time involving the You Say We Pay quiz on the Richard and Judy programme.

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Filed under: Personal,The media,TV & film — GS @ 2:24 pm
Friday 9 February 2007

‘Snow chaos’ doesn’t hit Manchester. Hundreds of thousands severely not affected by lack of weather disruption

Looking out of my high-rise window across the whole of south Manchester, the only snow I can see is about 15 miles away on the hills of the Peak District and some more further east on the hills near Stalybridge…

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Filed under: The media — GS @ 7:34 am
Saturday 13 January 2007

BBC VideoTape Department Christmas Tape

In the 1970’s the BBC’s VT department produced an annual tape of out-takes and specially recorded items by the stars of the day. It was intended exclusively for BBC staff at the time. But now, inevitably, a number of them have got out onto YouTube.

Warning: strong language!

Christmas Eve On BBC One

Legs & Co. do a full musical number (1979)

Shirley Bassey, Pan’s People, Noel Edmonds/Jukebox Jury with Pan’s People

Swap Shop out-takes

News and Weather clips 1979


Filed under: Fun,The media,TV & film — GS @ 12:30 am
Sunday 3 December 2006

Timeslip

In 1970, Britain was suffering power cuts across the country, caused by industrial action. The days and times of the cuts varied each week. I remember having to do my homework by candlelight.

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Filed under: Personal,The media — GS @ 12:10 am
Friday 10 November 2006

How submitting your video content to the BBC could cost you money

Quality content and creativity are valuable things. If you need proof, just look at the millions of pounds that businesses earn from back catalogues of music, films, TV shows and news footage.

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Filed under: The media,TV & film,Video-making — GS @ 9:57 pm
Wednesday 8 November 2006

Channel 4 Newsroom Blog

Reporters and presenters from Channel 4 News have launched their Newsroom Blog.

My favourite TV news… (BBC Newsnight comes a close second).


Filed under: The media,TV & film — GS @ 6:21 pm
Friday 6 October 2006

Wounded British TV reporter was shot dead by US troops

‘ITN reporter Terry Lloyd was shot in the head by American troops as he was being driven to hospital, the inquest into his death was told…’. The Guardian.

Full story here.


Filed under: Politics,The media,TV & film — GS @ 1:47 pm
 
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