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Quick heads up for this afternoon(4th May) 1.40pm

The Way Ahead(1944)David Niven,Stanley Holloway,William Hartnell.

After Dunkirk gaps in the Battalion are filled with conscripts.

WW2 drama/propaganda directed by Carol Reed who later went on to direct The Third Man(1949) & Oliver(1968)
 
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Good grief...Just finished series one of “El Chapo”
I was about to watch Newsnight & flicked onto C4 by mistake to a programme called Naked Attraction !

It is what it says on the tin..Genuinely have not seen it before or known of its existence.
Nothing left to the imagination.😎
 

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Good grief...Just finished series one of “El Chapo”
I was about to watch Newsnight & flicked onto C4 by mistake to a programme called Naked Attraction !

It is what it says on the tin..Genuinely have not seen it before or known of its existence.
Nothing left to the imagination.😎
Got it on series link, have you??😉
 

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Sunday 4th May 1969.

Home Internationals highlights from the previous day with a couple of broadcasting legends.

Going for a Song with Arthur Negus.The bird in the cage.

Cricket on BBC2..I had forgotten what a staple diet Cricket was on that channel on Summer Sundays right through to the late 1980s.
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5th May 1976.
The days of live football on TV being a treat.
What a good one it was too.The European Cup Winners Cup Final.West Ham v Anderlecht(2-4)
A great game that I remember.
Anderlecht had the Dutch forward line genius of Arie Haan & Rob Rensenbrink along with home grown Van der Elst.Not too shabby !
West Ham were a very good side too,so a treat for viewers.
The Survivors written by Terry Nation was shifted to later in the evening from its usual 8.10 pm slot to accommodate the Final.
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Lorna Lewis who played Pet Simpson in 2 series of Survivors,retired from acting in the late Eighties and entered the priesthood,having been ordained as a Deacon Curate in 2003 in the parish of Wye in Kent.

Survivors was a excellent apocalyptic series first broadcasted in 1975.Not to be confused with the fare of the same name offered up about a decade ago.
Pic of Lorna Lewis in the drama.
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Readers of the Sunday Mirror writing in with gripes about TV in 1968.😁
Incidentally the £5 TV licence fee quoted for every letter printed was for a Black & White License.For a Colour TV licence,which very few would have needed in 1968,the fee was £10.
The £5 B&W licence is the equivalent of £89 today.
Colour would be the equivalent of £178(It’s £159 at the moment)
Historically expensive for just 2 channels & a very limited radio network.
Better value today with the multitude of Channels,Radio & catch up service.
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Readers of the Sunday Mirror writing in with gripes about TV in 1968.😁
Incidentally the £5 TV licence fee quoted for every letter printed was for a Black & White License.For a Colour TV licence,which very few would have needed in 1968,the fee was £10.
The £5 B&W licence is the equivalent of £89 today.
Colour would be the equivalent of £178(It’s £159 at the moment)
Historically expensive for just 2 channels & a very limited radio network.
Better value today with the multitude of Channels,Radio & catch up service.
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An early call for Top Gear from R Collison 😉
 

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An early call for Top Gear from R Collison 😉
Yep..Onto something there 😎 Give it 10 years.

Great seeing letters about TV programmes or scheduling...Unfortunately now if there is a gripe about anything controversial,the Daily Mail jump on it,then there are 10,000 emails from “outraged from the Home Counties”

The best example I can think of that was the Jonathan Ross,Russell Brand & Andrew Sachs granddaughter saga from a admittedly crass section of Ross’s late evening Radio 2 Show.
No one complained until the Mail ran the story.Cue outrage from the usual suspects with nothing better in their lives to do.
 
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