Author Topic: LWT Trailer - The Entertainers 1986  (Read 3504 times)

dr beat

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Re: LWT Trailer - The Entertainers 1986
« Reply #30 on: March 23, 2020, 09:36:18 PM »
Its not clear whether cartoon Cilla escaped from that train in time.

kalowski

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Re: LWT Trailer - The Entertainers 1986
« Reply #31 on: March 23, 2020, 09:40:02 PM »
LWT must have run with that Entertainers campaign for longer than I realised. This one is from 1984, I used to watch the LWT startup on Sunday mornings just to see it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUnWuxXAefM

Warning, contains more animated big heads on tiny bodies (and a glimpse of the caption card for a repeat of It'll Be Alright On The Night 3, which really gives away how old it is)
Got it! This was just an advert for LWT, not a programme!! Although I'd happily watch a show with Clint Eastwood, Cannon and Ball and Cilla.

Re: LWT Trailer - The Entertainers 1986
« Reply #32 on: March 23, 2020, 10:18:31 PM »
Its not clear whether cartoon Cilla escaped from that train in time.

I'm sending cartoon Cilla my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

Cilla and Brucie were also pictured together on the 1986 promo, and in the 1985 version they are both flying together (with a third bloke who looks like Andrew Lloyd Webber's younger, uglier, brother). LWT must have had some sinister reason for wanting to link the pair in the public mind.

Who's drawn leaning on a fence as the Jack of Hearts in the 1984 cartoon? Is it yet another in the series of inaccurate Danny Baker caricatures?

Uncle TechTip

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Re: LWT Trailer - The Entertainers 1986
« Reply #33 on: March 23, 2020, 10:29:26 PM »
Surely there would be some top billing tussling going on here, like Tarby and Brucie wouldn't be seen together. Each thought they stood apart. Pair me with the lady or the no competition chat show host.

Glebe

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Re: LWT Trailer - The Entertainers 1986
« Reply #34 on: March 23, 2020, 10:48:03 PM »
LWT must have run with that Entertainers campaign for longer than I realised. This one is from 1984, I used to watch the LWT startup on Sunday mornings just to see it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUnWuxXAefM

Warning, contains more animated big heads on tiny bodies (and a glimpse of the caption card for a repeat of It'll Be Alright On The Night 3, which really gives away how old it is)

That is in incredibly bizarre. If me laptop wasn't fucked I'd attempt to make an animated gif out of Brucie tying Cilla to the tracks and us it as me avatar.

Lisa Jesusandmarychain

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Re: LWT Trailer - The Entertainers 1986
« Reply #35 on: March 24, 2020, 06:20:08 AM »
I'm not sure how chuffed Clint Eastwood, Jack Nicholson and even Mr. T would be about the implication that they worked for LWT , just because that station showed the occasional film of theirs ( and the A- Team).  Richard O' Sullivan was probably glad of the attention, though.

Glebe

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Re: LWT Trailer - The Entertainers 1986
« Reply #36 on: March 24, 2020, 10:08:48 AM »
I wish my laptop wasn't buggered, this is great creative inspiration.

This rediscovery of an '80s curio is a game-changer really. Somebody email a link to Brian Cox or one of them big boffins, there could be some key to the mystery of existence hidden within.

Lisa Jesusandmarychain

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Re: LWT Trailer - The Entertainers 1986
« Reply #37 on: March 24, 2020, 10:43:04 AM »


Who's drawn leaning on a fence as the Jack of Hearts in the 1984 cartoon? Is it yet another in the series of inaccurate Danny Baker caricatures?

That's top Gaz Coombs from Supergrass's Dad Lookalike Richard O'Sullivan,again.
LWT Seemed very consistent in their roster of entertainers from1984-6,with the unwaivering presence of Tarby,Brucie,Cilly,Bakery,Dempsey, Makepiecey and even Mr.T-y. Clint Eastwood turns up twice I think,and Jack Nicholson and Roger Moore make their debut and only appearances in 1984 (Again,I think).
Quite glad to have this thread about in these troubling times, so I am.

Lisa Jesusandmarychain

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Re: LWT Trailer - The Entertainers 1986
« Reply #38 on: March 24, 2020, 11:32:38 AM »
I've also just worked out that's Jack Lord as Steve McGarret from Hawaii 5-0 (A programme dating back to 1968,although,tbf,it's final series was broadcast (astonishingly) in 1980) firing his pop gun at Clint (as opposed to Cliff Richard,or a time-travelling Chandler from"Friends")

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Re: LWT Trailer - The Entertainers 1986
« Reply #39 on: March 24, 2020, 12:46:16 PM »
Can I just say how fucking hilarious Mr. T's facial expression is in the 1985 one, trapped in a paper aeroplane and having a crisis.

Glebe

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Re: LWT Trailer - The Entertainers 1986
« Reply #40 on: March 24, 2020, 01:24:18 PM »
They've kept us entertained for generations, with laughter, fun and chat. Here here to the heroes of entertainment!

gilbertharding

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Re: LWT Trailer - The Entertainers 1986
« Reply #41 on: March 24, 2020, 01:41:59 PM »
On what planet is Gloria Hunniford 'an entertainer'?


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Re: LWT Trailer - The Entertainers 1986
« Reply #42 on: March 24, 2020, 01:55:19 PM »
On a planet where putting on a bit of hairspray and opening and closing your mouth in front of a TV camera is entertainment.

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Re: LWT Trailer - The Entertainers 1986
« Reply #43 on: March 24, 2020, 01:59:26 PM »
The bleu blanc rouge colour scheme on the '86 trailer lends it a vaguely Gallic air.

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Re: LWT Trailer - The Entertainers 1986
« Reply #44 on: March 24, 2020, 02:24:13 PM »
Aye, though I assume it's just aping the colour scheme of the LWT logo.  (Either that or they've been taking backhanders from Aquafresh)

That's a point actually, didn't the LWT logo tend to be more blue-white-orange before the digital logos? I wonder if it was actually meant to be orange, or was that down to film stock on the animation and adjustments made for colour separation in captioning.

They can't seem to make up their mind here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJlyt3QE3M4

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Re: LWT Trailer - The Entertainers 1986
« Reply #45 on: March 24, 2020, 03:37:01 PM »
Aye, though I assume it's just aping the colour scheme of the LWT logo.  (Either that or they've been taking backhanders from Aquafresh)

That's a point actually, didn't the LWT logo tend to be more blue-white-orange before the digital logos? I wonder if it was actually meant to be orange, or was that down to film stock on the animation and adjustments made for colour separation in captioning.

They can't seem to make up their mind here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJlyt3QE3M4
The colours in the 'River' ident are supposed to orange, white and blue - the orange was changed to red in 1986 when the new digitally-generated idents were introduced. Dave Jeffrey mentions it in this article about recreating the old idents for the end of LWT celebrations in 2002. The orange was a link back to the previous London Weekend 'Rotating Oval' logo.

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Re: LWT Trailer - The Entertainers 1986
« Reply #46 on: March 24, 2020, 07:29:33 PM »
All those portraits remind me of my own youthful hamfisted attempt to capture Marilyn Monroe's beauty in pastels. I thought I'd done a good job until I did the litmus test of looking at my effort reflected in a mirror. Norma Jean after a massive stroke.

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Re: LWT Trailer - The Entertainers 1986
« Reply #47 on: March 25, 2020, 09:35:11 AM »
All those portraits remind me of my own youthful hamfisted attempt to capture Marilyn Monroe's beauty in pastels. I thought I'd done a good job until I did the litmus test of looking at my effort reflected in a mirror. Norma Jean after a massive stroke.

I remember a drawing I did in art class in the fifth year. At least four other pupils remarked what a great picture of Phil Mitchell it was. Sadly it was meant to be Martin Luther King.

Re: LWT Trailer - The Entertainers 1986
« Reply #48 on: March 25, 2020, 01:06:58 PM »
Amongst the many quality moments of that trailer is the bum note sounding right at the very end.

It's a Laurie Holloway special.

shiftwork2

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Re: LWT Trailer - The Entertainers 1986
« Reply #49 on: March 31, 2020, 09:37:15 AM »
I came late to this but thank you.  Not much I can add.  Tarbuck clearly ruled the roost from 84-86, fuck me they were dark times.  The leitmotif of a narked BA Baracus was enjoyable but the pairing with Danny Baker placed this firmly in the gold category.

dr beat

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Re: LWT Trailer - The Entertainers 1986
« Reply #50 on: March 31, 2020, 09:52:44 AM »
Btw Doc Beat, is your avatar actor Ellis Dale?

'Tis CJ from the original Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin, aka actor John Barron.

Except it isn't currently.

Re: LWT Trailer - The Entertainers 1986
« Reply #51 on: April 01, 2020, 10:19:10 PM »
Aspel and Tarby paired up in both '85 and '86 versions, as if they're a natural double-act. Surely there wasn't ever an 'Aspel and Tarby Show'?

dr beat

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Re: LWT Trailer - The Entertainers 1986
« Reply #52 on: May 26, 2020, 09:48:48 PM »
Was wondering whether this merited a separate thread, but there's a point of comparison to be made.  I'm listening to a recent episode of Chart Music and I'm on the bit where Taylor Parkes mentions the launch night of SoundTV, the decidedly end of the pier channel fronted by Jethro and Richard Digance. The opening segment in particular is worthy of your attention:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGCcwo5FCSs

Upload seems to be a Louis Barfe job - many thanks.
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Lisa Jesusandmarychain

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Re: LWT Trailer - The Entertainers 1986
« Reply #53 on: May 26, 2020, 09:59:15 PM »
Phil Cool and Roger De Courcey amongst the stars there. In 2005.

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Re: LWT Trailer - The Entertainers 1986
« Reply #54 on: May 26, 2020, 10:41:48 PM »
I like the way the programmes were all anagrams of each other, just different combinations of the same core group.

David Copperfield!

Lisa Jesusandmarychain

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Re: LWT Trailer - The Entertainers 1986
« Reply #55 on: May 27, 2020, 01:46:40 PM »


David Copperfield!

Hee! I did a double take at that name too , until looking in the visage of the shooting star flying by confirmed that it was , indeed, the erstwhile  " Three Of A Kind"  star, and not the supermodel- shagging American magician feller.

I like how the second half of the seemingly going on for fucking ever ad shows a whole host of completely unknown up- and- coming talented stars, none of which were ever heard of again following the exciting launch of SoundTV. One is minded to wonder whatever became of them all, particularly Tank Sherman and the mononamed Tucker ( wonder if he had much luck?).
Also, I'd like a gander at that children's cartoon voiced by Robert Powell and Susan George.

Re: LWT Trailer - The Entertainers 1986
« Reply #56 on: May 27, 2020, 09:11:28 PM »
Hee! I did a double take at that name too , until looking in the visage of the shooting star flying by confirmed that it was , indeed, the erstwhile  " Three Of A Kind"  star, and not the supermodel- shagging American magician feller.

I like how the second half of the seemingly going on for fucking ever ad shows a whole host of completely unknown up- and- coming talented stars, none of which were ever heard of again following the exciting launch of SoundTV. One is minded to wonder whatever became of them all, particularly Tank Sherman and the mononamed Tucker ( wonder if he had much luck?).
Also, I'd like a gander at that children's cartoon voiced by Robert Powell and Susan George.

There's a whole playlist of it here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL756XNZsKKiP6CuZJ2LwH0kcaA7pts_2C

Richard Digance on the theme tune. All down hill from there.

dr beat

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Re: LWT Trailer - The Entertainers 1986
« Reply #57 on: June 11, 2020, 11:10:08 AM »
On a related note, perhaps worth another mention for 'Cruising With The Stars'.  If you haven't come across it before, its a real light-ent rabbit-hole.

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