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Muffin the Mule Collector's Club
offers an inexpensive service that converts your
videotapes to computer playable format and puts
the result on CD.
Conversion Service PAL - NTSC - SECAM
Lyric from White
Barry Gray Music of
the Week - Barry Gray is best known
for creating the music for most of Gerry &
Sylvia Anderson's television series in the 1960's
and 70's -- notably FIREBALL XL5, THUNDERBIRDS,
UFO, and SPACE:1999. While some of this music was
commercially released, much of it was not, and
most which was is long out-of-print. As
such, fans of Barry Gray's music have little they
can buy commercially, and must deal with other
fans to obtain these rare recordings. Some
of these recordings can even be traced back to
Barry Gray himself, who would sometimes make
copies of his personal tapes for fans.
on the buses - Way back in
1969 a TV comedy series began with an episode
called THE EARLY SHIFT (also known as THE
STRIKE). The show was ON THE BUSES. It was about
the life of a driver and his conductor working on
the No.11 bus that ran to the cemetery gates.
They were employed by Luxton and District Bus
Depot and answerable to an Inspector who was the
bain of their lives. The Inspectors saying
"I 'ate you's Butler" was to become a
national catchphrase of the time.
Croncicles - the TV encyclopedia
UK with Russnet TV
& SCIENCE FICTION THEME TUNE ARCHIVE From
this page you can play or download dozens of midi
files from a host of Fantasy and SF tv series and
films. There are now over 80 midi files in the
archive. Also check out the Sound File Archive
which features quotes from a number of films and
TV series in WAV format.
and Movie Theme Archive
from nowhere -
(From the short-wave to 11
GHz: Satellite piracy) On the 22nd of August 1996
the press secretary of the Kurdish satellite
television channel MED-TV announced that there
had been outside interference on their broadcast.
During a live discussion programme that involved
Kurdish politicians taking part by telephone was
interrupted by an interfering signal playing
Hezbollah marshal music.
99 brings you pics,
sounds, info, lies and links to cult and classic
TV shown, in Britain over the last 30 years.
Television Broadcasting in the UK - A General
Studies Project by David Tunley.
Television with lots of Real Video - Whirligig -
this site is much better than mine with Larry
the Lamb in Toytown (Real Video), Mr
Pastry, Sooty, Pinky
and Perky (Real Video), Penguins
(Real Video), Muffin
Prancing (Real Video)
and much more.
Television Nostalgia -
This is my British Television nostalgia. Page
with Watch with Mother and many other children's
the Battery Boy Homepage -
a tribute to Torchy.
Television Themes such
as "Blott on the Landscape" and
"Bill and Sebastian" - but Real Player
G2 is required.
Britcom Let the battles
begin! Who has the best site dedicated to a
British comedy show on the Net?
the Mule Homepage -
a tribute to Muffin.
of 1960s BBC Children's Programmes in Real Video.
Pandy, Bill and Ben The Flowerpot Men, Rag, Tag
& Bobtail and The Woodentops - These are my
earliest memories of TV. Sad isn't it?
Watched-It - A
useful list of children's television programmes
with further links.
Television Station Jingles
Television Station Video Identifications in Real
Video - an
interesting application of Real Video.
Line Television Memories
of TV Test Cards -
tv test cards and a great deal more.
all about Trumpton, Chigley and Camberwick Green.
Themes - some
English televison theme tunes to supplement my
Audio and video tv jingles.
where is the Soup Dragon?
This site is dedicated to the wonderful world of
TV jingles and themes. All the movie files are
available in AVI or Real format.
Link - Film &
television website archive and index
World - Jim Edwards' TV
Identifications, logos and designs
and Ben Message Board
you wanted to know about Sooty, but were afraid
Singing Ringing Tree -
a super find with valuable information about this
memorable television production from the 1950.
the Mule in Real Video (1950).
The British digital terrestrial television line
Wonderful World of Sooty
to Kids' TV - Kids TV is
dedicated to reminding you how old you are by
listing some classic Kids TV from years gone
by. All of the programmes listed have been
on TV in the UK at some point during the last 20
- 25 years.
Classic Television -
some really useful classic television links.
Who Sound Library.
Best of British Mail-Order Videos.
TeleWeb - This site is
designed to entertain, inform and educate, and is
concerned with the Independent (Commercial)
Television sector in Britain. Although presently
it is concerned more with early history in time I hope to
cover the full range. Probably by the 50th
anniversary ... [valuable site with pictures from
Central - A
trip through the 60's, 70's and 80's via
Television, Music, Movies and Popular Culture.
to European Programmes on the BBC
Patrol - the English one!
Shoe People Video
and Movie Database - TV and Movie
The Singing Ringing
Tree: Related Programmes - Films made by
the DEFA company in East
Germany, best remembered of which is probably,
apart from The Singing Ringing Tree, The Tinder-Box. These are
traditional fairy-tales except for The Singing
Ringing Tree. There were three other DEFA films
shown on the BBC in the 60s under the heading
'Tales From Europe'. They were Snow White, The Golden Goose and
TV Comedy Database
theme tunes - "I seem to have been
bitten by the TV Theme tune bug just lately, and
as a result of some frantic searching on the
Internet I have amassed a collection of some 760
Themes, which is growing weekly. I am going to
put a list of my themes that I have on this page
and to also put up a "wanted" list for
the more difficult ones that I am having trouble
Videos - here you can buy rare TV
videos from the past
to the Alexandra Palace Television Society Web
Welcome to the world's first
This web site is dedicated to Pinky and Perky,
the sensational singing piglet puppets of the
1960's. Pinky and Perky had their own TV show
which ran from 1957 to the early 1970's on
British television. Pinky and Perky performed
cover versions of many pop songs of the day, and
at the height of their fame received almost as
much fan mail as the Beatles! Click on the
links below to see a range of original Pinky
& Perky merchandise such as records, annuals, puppets and
There's also a photo gallery, a history of
Pinky & Perky, and Pinky & Perky links.
You can also visit Pinky & Perky's
take a tour of their village, Acorn Wood!
With Mother Watch with
Mother, the general title of
a series of five individual programs, formed a
central element in the making of television a
domestic and family medium in Britain. Although
the title Watch with Mother
did not come into existence until 1952, Andy
Pandy, the mainstay of the
series, was first broadcast in July 1950. Two
years later it was joined by The
Flowerpot Men and later in
the 1950s these shows were scheduled alongside Rag,
Tag and Bobtail in 1953, and
and The Woodentops
of Children's TV Programmes
you being served?
BLACK AND WHITE MINSTREL SHOW
AND OTHER CHANNELS NOT NUMBERED ON THE SKY EPG
Radio World Radio station
links, live radio on the Web, a QSL card gallery
Story of Radio Luxembourg
and Radio News
Radio Links and Free
Normandy (1926- 1939)
Enoch in Real Audio. The
famous British experiement in political pirate
broadcasting (1979). Here is 15 minutes of Radio
Real Audio Treats from the BBC: Broadcast from 2LO
from The Strand (1922), test transmission from Writtle
with Peter Eckersley ("hello CQ") - the
Chief Engineer of the BBC, the Abdication
of Edward VIII
(1936) the Declaration
of World War II on
the BBC (1939), VE
Day Celebration (1945).
End of the General
some useful pirate radio and offshore radio
Echo's Magazine * Pirate
Radio of the Offshore Kind * The
Sounds of Commercial Radio * Norman
Barrington * Radio
Caroline * Anorak
Corner * The
Anorak's Home Page * RBL
Radio * Paul's
Radio Museum * The UK Pirate Radio Website * Pirates Fused * Amdragon
of Shotwave -
Some Real Audio with Radio RSA and clandestine
stations from the Faulklands' era.
Brief History of British Radio.
Signals (a USA site) - a
site with various recent interval signals and
national anthems. This site does not neglect the BBC
that appears in Real Audio.
Sounds of Commercial Radio - a
well produced site with a substantial set of
Pirate Radio Stations -
lots of worth while links. It's going to take
sometime to work through these.
History ["The DXers Archive"] -
again a site that has involved the owner in a
lots of work with very pleasing results.
The Weekly Industry Related Media Radio
Alive - There is a strong
interest in old theme tunes, production and
presentation music, whilst even test card music
has a keen following all of its own...
Antique Radio Museum -
The collection is a historical journey through
time; from the beginning of radio to the early
1940's. There are over one thousand radios to
view, and in some cases to play.
off the Wirleless - I
have been thinking for quite some time about the
possibility of making available soundclips from
radio stations from all over the world...
Radio Links -
"The reason for true ship based, and of
course fort based, offshore radio
has always been that it is free of
governmental control and
Company Search Engine -
for me this is more successful than Yahoo. Miningco
Helen International and
other London pirate radio sounds in Real Audio.
history of regulation in British Broadcasting
of Radio Broadcasting
Luxembourg is returning to the airwaves
UK internet Directory
Luxembourg - CLF
Free Radio UK Pirate Web Site
Vinyl for sale
The OTR Archive - for old time
Media Pages - with offshore
Dave's Oltime Radio
Dunn. A directory of names from the past. If you
have been involved in pirate radio - leave your
details on The Pirates Directory and they will be
available for others to see. If you want to
contact someone from your pirate past, have a
look to see if they have left their
details. Check the Directory frequently for
regular updates. If you sign or view the
Pirates Directory just hit back on your browser
to return to this site. Link : http://mars.GuestPage.com/home/sign.rc?Login=bobdunn
programming in British radiuo during the 1930s - During the 1930s
a thriving and sophisticated understanding of
radio as a selling medium was in place in
Britain, supporting European English language
commercial programming undermining the BBC's
monopoly of the broadcast audience. Between 1930
and 1939, radio was used by many consumer brands
successfully as an important part of sales
campaigns, developing concepts of programme
planning and the targeting of audiences which
were to anticipate trends - both within the BBC
and in the Independent sector - many years later.
Signal from Nowhere - (From the
short-wave to 11 GHz: Satellite piracy) On the
22nd of August 1996 the press secretary of the
Kurdish satellite television channel MED-TV
announced that there had been outside
interference on their broadcast. During a live
discussion programme that involved Kurdish
politicians taking part by telephone was
interrupted by an interfering signal playing
Hezbollah marshal music.
Radio Caroline - a
history by Peter Moore
The Fab 208
Vintage radio room - "Welcome to
the all new Radio Room website from Vintage Radio
Times. You will find here a current selection of
radios offered for sale, and togetherith a full
listing of the radios condition and other useful
information. All radios are carefully selected
from the U.K and U.S.A, and date from the...
before the Caroline era - Radio is one
hundred and one years old. By the early twenties,
technology progressed from simple Morse code to
being able to transmit speech and music
internationally, with a signal accessible to
anyone possessing a home or commercially made
radio set. The UK government concluded that this
was such a powerful means of mass communication
that it would have to be in state control. In
1927 The British Broadcasting Corporation was
formed. This organisation can best be described
as an extension of the British Civil Service.
Raising revenue by charging a licence fee to
every home possessing a radio, the Corporation
was given the duty to provide programmes of news,
speeches, lectures, educational matter, weather
reports, concerts and theatrical entertainment.
This format was a government edict, not a matter
of audience research The UK population had to pay
but had no say over what they got for their
first transmitter, London, 1922
European offshore "pirate" radio was in
its heyday in the 1960s, as
well as personality deejays and catchy jingles,
every station had its own theme, every deejay had
their theme, and every show had its theme.
So important was this style,
that when a deejay was on holiday, his show was
still aired under his name. Tony Blackburn might
be on holiday, but his theme tune would be
played, announcements and jingles proclaiming the
Tony Blackburn show were aired, and if you
thought Tonys voice had changed, then
realisation might dawn when you heard it was
"Dave Dennis sitting in for Tony
receive Radio Caroline you will require a 33k6 modem or better.
If this player does not work on your system then
go to http://www.radio-caroline.nl for information
about how to receive Radio Caroline's Web
PUBLICATIONS. Books and
magazines you might not have encountered.
Waves / The Anorak Hour
Radio a Lyon
BROADCASTING MEDIA IN BRITAIN
Announcers - For many years now I have
collected jazz and dance band records from the
1920's and 30's. During the searches through junk
shops I often came across picture cards and
became particularly interested in those depicting
British dance band leaders.
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