It’s 1986 and BBC continuity presenter Phillip Schofield and assistant Gordon the Gopher mime to the theme song of cartoon series Ulysses 31. Watch on YouTube.
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 & […]
On 30th November 1956 the first video recording was broadcast from CBS Television City, in Hollywood. It was a tape of Douglas Edwards reading the news and was recorded and played on an Ampex Mark IV Video Tape Recorder.
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.
Reporters and presenters from Channel 4 News have launched their Newsroom Blog.
My favourite TV news… (BBC Newsnight comes a close second).
My American friend Bill told me about Noah’s Arc, a series that is on the Logo network over there. It’s about four black gay friends. We’d watched a couple of episodes and clips on the Logo website, but Bill doesn’t have the channel and I doubted the series would ever get a showing over here. […]
‘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.