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2nd June 1988.

Mastermind has run for 48 series(980 episodes-regular)since September 1972. A surprising hit with viewers after it was moved for a graveyard slot soon after its start.

Magnus Magnusson presented the show until 1997.It was always on BBC1 during his years.

For many years the show was recorded at various universities around the country, I remember ECFC69 who worked for the Estates Office at Exeter Uni telling me that they were recording the next day, that he had sat in the famous chair when BBC production were setting up..Pip your specialist subject is music of the 1970’s 😁

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Just watched an episode of 60s show Adam Adamant from Youtube.
"The Sweet Smell Of Disaster."

Bonkers script but good fun.
Very 'woke'
Adam Adamant takes on crypto-fascist soap powder manufacturer/advertising agency/drug dealer/chemical weapons combo.
Using plastic carnations as the delivery system.
 

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Coronation St had a storyline where Gail Tilsley (Helen Worth) was drawn into a affair with her husbands cousin from Australian smoothie, Ian Latimer(Michael Loney) It was a slow burner in those days of 2 episodes a week.
It was the storyline of the year in that soap, with a complication & paternity test 9 months later.
Eastenders has been getting large audiences with their storyines since arriving on the scene 15 months before, this was Granada hitting back.

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2nd June 1988.

Mastermind has run for 48 series(980 episodes-regular)since September 1972. A surprising hit with viewers after it was moved for a graveyard slot soon after its start.

Magnus Magnusson presented the show until 1997.It was always on BBC1 during his years.

For many years the show was recorded at various universities around the country, I remember ECFC69 who worked for the Estates Office at Exeter Uni telling me that they were recording the next day, that he had sat in the famous chair when BBC production were setting up..Pip your specialist subject is music of the 1970’s 😁

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Indeed. I was lucky enough to be at the recording of the Exeter programmes, inside knowledge. I got Magnus's autograph.
 

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I’m finishing Stranger things first, then defo watching Pistol, I’m really looking forward to it
Watched the first 3 episodes, first one I wasn’t sure how it was going to play out but from the introduction of Jonny Rotten it’s been great. The actor playing Rotten is superb, he’s got his mannerisms and voice down to a tee.
 

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3rd June 1986.

The World Cup in Mexico kicked off for England at 11pm BST( 6pm local) the late night in front of the TV was rewarded with a inept performance & 1-0 defeat to Portugal, who were not the football powerhouse they had been & nothing like their most recent teams post 2000.

Earlier the first episode of the excellent TV mini series Kane & Abel was shown. 3 episodes in all.
Just one of many good TV mini series produced by CBS in the 1980s.
Based on a novel by Jeffrey Archer who the next year was involved in a sensational libel case involving a national newspaper & prostitute.He had been chairman of the Conservative Party at the time, wonderful reading on the beach at Praia da Rocha,Algarve for me that Summer 😎.
It was proved 15 years later that he had lied under oath & was subsequently jailed for perjury.

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Watched the first 3 episodes, first one I wasn’t sure how it was going to play out but from the introduction of Jonny Rotten it’s been great. The actor playing Rotten is superb, he’s got his mannerisms and voice down to a tee.
I binged the lot yesterday / today. It was pretty good I’d say, but only a 6/10. I loved the actor playing Jonny Rotten, he was excellent and there were some touching scenes involving Sid and Nancy. I don’t like the fact that John Lydon hasn’t sanctioned it though, that’s a real shame. I hope that was down to a miscommunication but it doesn’t appear like it was.
 

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I binged the lot yesterday / today. It was pretty good I’d say, but only a 6/10. I loved the actor playing Jonny Rotten, he was excellent and there were some touching scenes involving Sid and Nancy. I don’t like the fact that John Lydon hasn’t sanctioned it though, that’s a real shame. I hope that was down to a miscommunication but it doesn’t appear like it was.
Lydon appears touchy about history being misrepresented in anything to do with the Sex Pistols and wants some editorial control it would seem.



It would be interesting to see a production just about Malcolm McClaren & his life, though his role in Bow,Wow,Wow would certainly lead to some awkward issues.
 
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