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Bluebottle

Entry: 'Do Not Adjust Your Set' - the Television Series - A88022261
Author: Bluebottle - U43530

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A88022261 - 'Do Not Adjust Your Set' - the Television Series

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You can call me TC

Yay! Another blast from my school day past!

You explain most of the abbreviations, but perhaps you could expand LWT, as it is not self-explanatory (and I assume it no longer exists?)


A88022261 - 'Do Not Adjust Your Set' - the Television Series

Post 3

Bluebottle

Thanks for reading through - I adjusted the LWT section and added a footnote smiley - footprintssmiley - musicalnote about it now. No, LWT no longer exists and is one of the companies gobbled up by Carlton-Granada before they became ITV plc.

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SashaQ - happysad

smiley - ok

Interesting section about Thames Television - when I hear their theme tune I think of Quentin Crisp and 'The Naked Civil Servant' smiley - ok 'George and Mildred' that I watched recently was also a Thames Television production smiley - ok

"a curry house on 11 May" - 11 May, 1968?

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A88022261 - 'Do Not Adjust Your Set' - the Television Series

Post 5

Bluebottle

I never watched either of those back in the 80s, so I think I'd remember it more for old children's television, such as made by Cosgrove Hall.

Anyway, I've added the year (1969) to that section and thanks again for re-reading.

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SashaQ - happysad

smiley - ok

Cosgrove Hall productions here were broadcast by Granada, so I didn't hear the Thames Television theme tune in those days, but they were programmes I enjoyed smiley - ok Yes, I certainly didn't watch The Naked Civil Servant in the '80s - it was 2009 or so that I saw it smiley - ok

Just one thing I noticed - we don't know who Graham Chapman is here. Maybe moving the link up to the mention of his name in the third paragraph would help, and perhaps you could say a few words, or maybe the mention in the third paragraph isn't needed, as the Do Not Adjust Your Flying Circus section explains things.

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Post 7

Bluebottle

We were TVS here, later Meridian, but still had the Thames Television logo and jingle come up now and then.

Anyway, I've added the Chapman link up to the first time he is mentioned and also cut down on some of the repetition in the Do Not Adjust Your Flying Circus section.

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Post 8

Bluebottle

Happy Birthday!smiley - cakesmiley - candlesmiley - bubbly
Been in Peer Review a year today.

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Post 9

SashaQ - happysad

Belated Happy Birthday Entry smiley - cakesmiley - bubbly Time for another readthrough smiley - ok

" Idle later described the experience" - does this quote fit in with the first quote? The 'experience' is performing and writing in a children's TV show rather than just working with David Jason and Denise Coffey, I see.

"When Gilliam worked for Help! magazine..." - can the sentence be rephrased to avoid two 'when's?

Is footnote 5 saying LWT was taken over by Granada in 2002?

smiley - ok


A88022261 - 'Do Not Adjust Your Set' - the Television Series

Post 10

Bluebottle

Thanks Sasha - I've tweaked the entry to combine the Idle quotes and clarified the smiley - footprintssmiley - musicalnote about LWT and changed the wording on the Gilliam section too, so hopefully all reads better now?

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SashaQ - happysad

smiley - ok

I hadn't realised Granada owned LWT from 1994, so that's all much clearer now, thanks smiley - ok


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SashaQ - happysad

Congratulations! smiley - bubblysmiley - biggrin


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