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Re: ITV families
« Reply #60 on: April 29, 2021, 12:51:14 AM »
For some reason, back in the early 70's, ITV film scheduling times were a bit odd, and you'd quite often get a Bugs Bunny or a Daffy Duck cartoon appearing at the end.

Wasn't that because US TV programmes were designed to have more commercial breaks than ITV was allowed to have so there would be a spare few minutes needing to be filled?

Re: ITV families
« Reply #61 on: April 29, 2021, 01:30:50 AM »
No such thing called ITV in my day, the commercial channel was called Harlech. On certain clear nights we could get ATV and start watching a film half an hour earlier than on our own regional station, made us all feel quite the superior being type that did. The family never actually owned a colour telly until the mid 1980s, still remember a knob on the set for vertical hold (ooh errr).

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Re: ITV families
« Reply #62 on: May 01, 2021, 10:29:13 PM »
My Mum said that Satellite TV was for families that ate their supper on their laps in front of the TV.

And they probably call supper "tea".

And they probably call TV "telly".

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Re: ITV families
« Reply #63 on: May 02, 2021, 01:28:34 AM »
I remember people telling a joke that was something like "What's that box on the end of a satellite dish? A council house."
And now everyone has that many tv channels.
So excuuuuuuuuuuuuuse me for wanting a little bit of the future a bit earlier than everyone else!

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Re: ITV families
« Reply #64 on: May 02, 2021, 01:39:42 AM »
ITV all the way for us, and you've spelt famblies wrong.

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Re: ITV families
« Reply #65 on: May 02, 2021, 11:26:45 AM »
I was brought up in an ITV family. Dad still like that. I moved back in with my mum when I was in my mid 20s (I'm still there now at 49) and was freaked out to discover she put ITV breakfast TV on in the morning. It was dreadful.
My children don't really know ITV exists. (They watch their fair share of rubbish, though, via Nickelodeon et al)

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Re: ITV families
« Reply #66 on: May 02, 2021, 11:54:15 AM »
ITV families would have for example
- Fish & Chips every Friday
- A commodore or sinclair computer
- Big plastic toys like Mr Frosty or Bigtrak

I was a Speccy 48k kid and as I said, we were a BBC family! Also born in '75, btw!

Re: ITV families
« Reply #67 on: May 02, 2021, 03:45:42 PM »
How could you be a BBC family and not have a BBC Micro?  Impossible.

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Re: ITV families
« Reply #68 on: May 02, 2021, 03:53:01 PM »
How could you be a BBC family and not have a BBC Micro?  Impossible.
BBC Micro was for rich kids, Clive Sinclair was very BBC.

Re: ITV families
« Reply #69 on: May 02, 2021, 11:46:39 PM »
Wonder what type of saucepans a channel 4 family would select out of the Argos catalogue?

Re: ITV families
« Reply #70 on: May 03, 2021, 08:47:26 PM »
Wonder what type of saucepans a channel 4 family would select out of the Argos catalogue?
Probably a wok.

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Re: ITV families
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