Category: Continuity

  • 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 of 1985. It’s a pretty eclectic line up on the menu too, what with Dynasty following an episode of Kenny Everett.

  • The Tripods
    The Tripods

    In the mid-1980s, there was a TV series that burrowed deep into my brain, leaving no trace of itself except the image of the machines themselves. I couldn’t tell you what The Tripods was about, or who was in it, or even when it was on, but I could probably draw the three-legged alien things.…

  • Smashie And Nicey’s Late Licence
    Smashie And Nicey’s Late Licence

    Smashie and Nicey got around a lot more than I realised in their time. Here they are fronting the Channel 4 late night strip called Late Licence, which they describe in their own inimitable style.

  • 1995: A Special Year Of Specials
    1995: A Special Year Of Specials

    It’s Christmas in 1995. You’ve got your red pen hovering over the Radio Times listings, all ready to circle the shows you’re going to watch or record on tape, and you realise … there’s loads on this year. Take a look at this trail, to begin. That’s the last ever episode of Keeping Up Appearances,…

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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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