625 - Andrew Wiseman's Television Room

On the web since 1996
Updated: Fr 1-Mar-19


Time for three more clocks!

For March's update, there are re-creations of three more TV station clocks and an animated ITV logo all in a Flash-free format, which means they can be enjoyed on phones and tablets as well as desktops and laptops.

The clocks are from Rediffusion, TVS and The Open University on BBC2. The ident is from STV.

Analogue clock on a grey background with digital clock underneath on a black strip (2K) Clock with rainbow coloured horizontal stripes and TVS logo underneath (4K) The Open University Clock for BBC 2 - Electronically Generated (9K) Light blue STV logo formed from blue and purple tartan pattern (11K)

You can see more classic TV presentation brought back to life by Dave Jeffery, on his YouTube channel, which is modestly titled: Stupid Rubbish.

The Carltonisation of ITV

The story of the disappearance of Central and Westcountry, swept away by the Carlton branding machine.

The Consolidation of ITV

The story of the disappearance of LWT, HTV and the regional announcers, despite assurances from the Government that ITV's regional identities were safe in their hands.

The Unification of ITV

The story of how Carlton and Grampian disappeared along with hours of regional programming.

Digital TV - Beyond the Hype

Digital TV - Beyond the Hype

A FAQ on digital TV from 1999 when it was a new thing! A time when you could plug a set-top box into your TV and get Sky One on subscription with no dish, no cable or internet required.

DOG Watch

DOG Watch!

From 2003, the annoyance of colourful, sometimes animated, permanent on-screen logos or "DOGs" that most channels have nowadays.

TV Logos

TV Logos Index
Revised  Fr 1-Mar-19

TV Station logos from yesteryear, featuring Dave Jeffery's Flash Files and Flash-free symbols, clocks and break bumpers. Plus a look back to November 2004, when ITV3 launched, prompting a rebrand for the ITV family of channels.

Public Information Films

Public Information Films Index Revised  Fr 1-Mar-19

Memories of "Charley Says", Joe & Petunia and more, including the scripts transcribed. There are also films available to watch (if you have RealPlayer, VLC or something similar and can put up with the tiny video size, but at least the links should all be working now!).

Channel 5

Channel 5

Channel 5, Britain's newest and last terrestrial analogue TV network, was launched on Easter Sunday 1997 by The Spice Girls. This is an FAQ on the station from 1999.

Programme Delivery Control Explained

Programme Delivery Control

Everything you always ever wanted to know about PDC, the amazing invention which enabled you to set a timer to record a programme and it would still work, even if the programme was delayed. An FAQ from 2003 when analogue TV was still a thing.

Celebrity Swears

Celebrity Swears

TV favourite Zippy from Rainbow lets rip with a 4-letter word in the name of entertainment. Yes it's really Zippy. Don't believe it? See for yourself!

TV Themes

TV Themes

Trying to get hold of an old TV theme? Here are the track listings from the TV Sets collection and This is the Return of Cult Fiction, which includes White Horses, judged to be the best tv theme ever!

Invasion of the Web Snatchers (4K)

Web Snatcher!

In 1996, Dave Van Staveren created a web site that turned out to consist almost entirely of other people's web pages. The other people weren't happy - especially when Dave accused them of copying from him! That December he visited the BBC and apologised for his actions. But that wasn't the end of the story...

Fifteen To One

Fifteen to One

Find out how you go about inventing a popular quiz show and what it's like to appear on one.


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