625 - Andrew Wiseman's Television Room

On the web since 1996
Updated: Mo 1-Oct-18


Time for three more clocks!

For October's update, there are three more working TV station clocks converted from Flash format, so you can view them on phones and tablets. You can find the ABC Midlands, HTV and Tyne Tees clocks in the Flash-free Files.

HTV's clock (3K) Tyne Tees' clock (5K)

Also this month, The BBC Logo Gallery has been updated to mention the new BBC Two rebrand from last week. And The THAMES Logo Parade now has Thames Television's golden 50th birthday ident.

This site is also now available over https, the secure protocol that websites are moving to. The URL is:

You can see more TV presentation from the past, re-created 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  Mo 1-Oct-18

TV Station logos from yesteryear, featuring Dave Jeffery's Flash Files and Flash-free symbols, clocks and break bumpers. Plus updates on the BBC's on-screen look and Thames Television's 50th birthday ident.

Public Information Films

Public Information Films Index

Memories of "Charley Says", Joe & Petunia and more. There are films available to download and transcripts too.

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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