Television presentation

We only had about four cock-ups

Here is the final Eurovision Song Contest clip of the week. This one relates to a post I wrote a couple of weeks ago about a disastrous One O’clock News, because this also features the talkback from the director. Stewart Morris seems to be having a bit of a bad day at the office during […]

We haven’t got any stories Mike!

I was reminded of this amazing video of a disastrous edition of the One O’clock News from Christmas 1986. The video contains talkback, so you can hear the director and other activity in the gallery. It’s fascinating and stressful to watch! It seems to begin well enough, but the first alarm bell is raised during […]

The usual, sir?

Most of this advert is rather slick, but I love the fact that in the final shot the cassette tape is squint. Via @lookingspiffy.

The music of The Tomorrow People

Recently, I finally managed to get my hands on The Tomorrow People, a CD of music from the 1970s ITV programme. I’ve been meaning to buy it for years. The majority of the music on this CD is from a library album, ESL 104. This contained music by David Vorhaus, Nikki St George and Li […]

The scariest ident ever?

I think most people that are interested in television idents can think of a few that used to make them quite scared as a child. I can certainly name a few that freaked me out. But I reckon if I grew up in Boston it would have been a lot worse. I like early electronic […]

The best animated gif ever?

I saw this amazing animated gif on Twitter yesterday (posted by @AlanDalby via @steevbishop). I decided that it is possibly the best animated gif ever. Imagine my delight to discover that it originated as a Christmas ident for E4, by TreatStudios. As a television presentation geek, it made my day.

Rediffusion London continuity (1967)

What a gem of a video this is. Associated-Rediffusion began life in 1955 as one of the country’s very first Independent Television stations. Here it is in 1967, having been rebranded as Rediffusion London. Here, it is within a year of being forced to merge with ATV to become Thames Television. One of the things […]