What was on TV the day you were born?
#1
17-10-2014, 01:00 AM
Shamelessly stolen from elsewhere.

Use the BBC's Genome to navigate the Radio Times database.

I was born 01/02/76 and as I made my way into the world BBC1 was showing High Chaparral while BBC2 had some weird classical music program called The Unanswered Question.

Other highlights included M*A*S*H, a documentary about a (relatively) newly formed volcanic island near Iceland, Camberwick Green (classic!) and the film They Call Me Mr Tibbs!
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#2
17-10-2014, 05:38 AM
From June 78 - England vs Pakistan Test Cricket, World Cup Grandstand and a repeat of The Germans episode of Fawlty Towers. Oh and a cartoon film called the "The Owl who married a Goose"

Weird shutdowns throughout the day compared to the present day where every single channel runs 24/7. BBC2 is off the air from 7.55 to 10.30 in the morning 11.25 - 14.05 and 14.55-16.30.
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#3
17-10-2014, 07:53 AM
March 8 '72 - Sportsnight with David Coleman and a Tom & Jerry double bill just before 7pm about the only highlights. An episode of Softly Softly (cop show) and an original Star Trek round off a particular dull night of telly

As brummied said, it's funny to see how little telly there was in those days - in '72 BBC2 had Playschool at 11am and nothing else until 5.30 in the evening - no wonder everyone went on strike in the 70's Mrgreen
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#4
17-10-2014, 07:59 AM
I remember the TV shutting down for hours each day in the late 70s/early 80s. Seems strange now, but was entirely normal then. In fact, I doubt anyone felt the need for hundreds of channels running 24 hours a day at that time.
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#5
17-10-2014, 08:09 AM
(17-10-2014, 07:59 AM)JP Wrote: I doubt anyone felt the need for hundreds of channels running 24 hours a day at that time.

I still don't Codger
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#6
17-10-2014, 12:46 PM
I did mine for 1978.

Daytime TV was really odd compared to now. LOADS more kids/school stuff than I was expecting. Seems as though normal telly didn't get going until well into the afternoon. Not that daytime TV now is any good, but it's just completely different to back then.

On the upside, I had Top of the Pops on the day I was born, complete with Blondie, The Three Degrees, Buzzcocks, Elton John, Queen, Elvis Costello, The Boomtown Rats, Rod Stewart and......Shawaddywaddy! Haha!
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#7
17-10-2014, 01:31 PM
Hang-on, was TV invented when SF and Ken were born? Smile
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17-10-2014, 01:49 PM (This post was last modified: 17-10-2014, 01:51 PM by Soulfusion.)
(17-10-2014, 01:31 PM)kin_lin Wrote: Hang-on, was TV invented when SF and Ken were born? Smile

Cheeky Kin, it might have only been black and white but compared to some of the contributions above it was stellar TV. Being born on Saturday obviously helped and these were the BBC1 highlights:

11.25 : CRICKET
England v. Australia
FIRST TEST MATCH
The third day's play at Trent Bridge Nottingham
Commentators, Brian Johnston Peter West Denis Compton Richie Benaud (unbelievable but apparently he was a summariser in 1964!)
17.00 : THE TELEGOONS
Peter Sellers Harry Secombe Spike Milligan
BBC Radio's world-famous Goons in a new puppet series for television
17.15 : DR. WHO
An adventure in space and time starring WILLIAM HARTNELL WILLIAM RUSSELL JAQUELINE HILL and CAROLE ANN FORD in The Bride of Sacrifice by JOHN LUCAROTTI
17.40 : JUKE BOX JURY
A new disc—a Hit or a Miss?
Comment and opinions on the latest pop releases This week's panel:
Charlie Drake
Diana Dors
Bunny Lewis
Jessie Matthews
In the chair, David Jacobs
18.15 : CRICKET
England v. Australia
FIRST TEST MATCH
The closing overs of the third day's play at Trent Bridge followed by a summary
18.35 : TAXI!
starring SID JAMES with Ray Brooks and Diane Aubrey in
Will You Marry Face ? Written by HARRY DRIVER and JACK ROSENTHAL
19.20 : BAXTER ON SEX
starring STANLEY BAXTER with JUNE WHITFIELD and Anton Rodgers , Billy Milton
19.45 : THE SATURDAY FILM
presenting DICK POWELL RHONDA FLEMING in Cry Danger
A thriller with Richard Erdman , William Conrad Regis Toomey
Directed by Robert Parrish
An ex-convict is determined to prove himself innocent of the crime for which he was sent to prison.

And of course since it was the 20th anniversary of D-Day there was a late night documentary discussing that.

Not a lot of point for ITV really....
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#9
17-10-2014, 03:01 PM
(17-10-2014, 01:49 PM)Soulfusion Wrote: Not a lot of point for ITV really....

Nothing changes eh. Mrgreen
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#10
17-10-2014, 06:55 PM
I wasn't born until the evening, so the highlight for my first day in this world would have been John Peel on Radio 1.
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#11
29-01-2015, 10:20 PM
I asked my mother and she says a vase of flowers!
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#12
30-01-2015, 12:53 AM
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#13
30-01-2015, 10:00 AM
Did they even have TV back then Ken?
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#14
30-01-2015, 11:17 AM
Certainly not in Hull!
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#15
30-01-2015, 12:28 PM
Was it a little like this?




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#16
01-02-2015, 02:50 PM
Yes, but try to imagine that the penguin had been replaced by a vase of flowers Wink
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