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Thursday 28 June 2012

Camp Cooks

I filmed the Camp Cooks — Wynnie, Rose, Cleo and Lucy — as they rehearsed for their forthcoming tour of UK festivals and events.

As seen on ITV’s This Morning show on Thursday 28 June!




Visit them on Facebook, Twitter and the Camp Cooks website.


Filed under: Food & cookery,Fun,Gay,LGBT,Manchester,With video — GS @ 11:10 am
Tuesday 19 February 2008

Manchester television history disappears

A small piece of Manchester’s television history disappeared in November when the transmission tower was removed from the roof of the Granada TV office building.

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Filed under: Buildings,Manchester,TV & film — GS @ 8:15 pm
Tuesday 2 October 2007

Strike by ITV technicians, early 1970’s?

I was a TV addict when I was a child and this is something I have a dim memory of. Does anyone have more information?

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Filed under: TV & film — GS @ 9:46 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
Friday 6 October 2006

The Daily Telegraph gets it wrong

In its obituary for Jennifer Moss, who played Lucille Hewitt in Coronation Street, The Daily Telegraph repeatedly refers to ‘Grampian Television’ instead of Granada.

Granada Television not Grampian

What a mistake to make about one of the most famous television programmes of all time from probably the most famous ITV company. Doesn’t the Telegraph have sub-editors?

How can you trust a publication that is wrong about something as basic as this and doesn’t notice?

It alarms me just how often I see factual errors like this on subjects I know something about. I’ve spotted a few in The Independent newspaper over recent months. And the obvious question is, how many mistakes are there in articles about subjects I know nothing about?


Filed under: The media — GS @ 12:47 pm
Wednesday 23 August 2006

Here Come the Double Deckers

One of my favourite TV programmes as a kid.

As far as I can make out, this series has never been released on video or DVD in the UK (and probably not in the US either). The last time I remember it being on terrestrial TV here was in the Granada ITV region in 1990.

This is one of a vast number of British television programmes and films that remain unseen, languishing in a vault somewhere. There are British films that I’ve never been able to watch and there is no way to see them because they are not available anywhere.

As a content producer myself I understand the need for copyright. But, is it right that companies can deny us access to our cultural heritage and prevent us from viewing these for decades? Simply because they can’t be bothered, or can’t make a profit by releasing them.

There should be some way for people to see these. Either require the companies to make a copy available that people can borrow from a local library. Or make it legal to share non-profit copies of commercially unavailable material.


Filed under: TV & film — GS @ 11:02 pm
 
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