Category: Continuity

  • A Bit Of Bitesize. Nice
    A Bit Of Bitesize. Nice

    Here’s John Thompson doing a bit for Bitesize circa 1997, and helping those taking their exams with revision and whatnot. Really nice.

  • The Saturday Night Armisclips
    The Saturday Night Armisclips

    I really enjoyed The Saturday/Friday Night Armistice when it was on, and every now and then I seek it out again and rewatch it. In researching this blog, I also realise that it may have been directly responsible for my Seinfeld obsession. On the 16th March 1995, the Birmingham Daily Post featured a long article […]

  • Laugh Track Partridge
    Laugh Track Partridge

    Just where did the seemingly prevalent misconception that the first series of I’m Alan Partridge didn’t have a laugh track, while series two did, actually come from? I remember a friend bemoaning this fact to me at the time of the second series being broadcast, and I was perplexed by it. I didn’t have a […]

  • Hale And Pace Junctions
    Hale And Pace Junctions

    Here’s a couple of junctions for Hale And Pace. This first one is from 1998, when the show was on every Thursday night. Could have sworn it was only ever broadcast on Sundays. Then there this one, from the Yorkshire region, when they clearly hadn’t sold any adverts.

  • ‘Allo ‘Allo Returns
    ‘Allo ‘Allo Returns

    Here’s a snippet of BBC One continuity from April 0f 1985. It’s a pretty eclectic line up on the menu too, what with Dynasty following an episode of Kenny Everett.

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  • Proctology: A Bottom Examination
    Proctology: A Bottom Examination

    For a long time now I’ve been wanting to write an old-fashioned programme guide. One you can hold in your hand and thumb through, make notes on, spill coffee on. So I did. Proctology: A Bottom Examination is my deep dive into Bottom, the hit BBC Two sitcom starring Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson. That’s […]

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  • Re-Casting Keanu
    Re-Casting Keanu

    Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him eight years older than Clive Dunn was when he was first cast in Dad’s Army. But don’t panic, Clive Dunn was always playing much older characters than his own age. Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him seven years older than Stephanie Cole was when she was first […]

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