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Adman

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Fascinating archive now available to browse listings in the Radio Times Magazine for any date in history.

You can see what was on TV on the day you were born!

I used it to look up the night Ian killed himself and can confirm Stroszek was on BBC2 on the Saturday night at 9pm finishing at 10.45pm. After a spot of golf highlights (which I cannot imagine Ian watching) there was another film Cape Fear at 11.45pm - wonder if Ian watched that too (before putting "The Idiot" on his turntable) :-

 http://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/schedules/bbctwo/england/1980-05-17


...kind of interesting and puts a time line on some of the events.




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Interesting site ...funny the kind of detail that can be found online these days

Maybe he only watched 'Stroszek' as it was International MoTD (instead of normal MoTD) on BBC1 at 10pm  ...who knows?

In all seriousness though, watching the final scene of 'Stroszek', there are a few lines that certainly resonate ... such as "The car is kaput, your girlfriend is gone, and thine house they have sold" ....and  "is this really me?" etc.


On a more positive note, its funny seeing the saturday BBC1 listing again .... as I used to religiously watch The Banana Splits and Champion The Wonder Horse at 9am on saturdays mornings as a kid.
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I notice there is another thread discussing this same subject - strange how we both thought of using the site for the same thing !

....and Pat yes that Saturday morning schedule with Champion the Wonder Horse was great. I used to be  a big fan as a child in the 70s of the old black & white stuff - there was a particularly wonderful old Robinson Cruesoe series which had great theme music (which I now have on CD).

If the BBC tried to put an old Black and White programme on CBBC today - wonder what kids would make of it !


...back to Ian - yes the England Wales match was on the Saturday afternoon. Wonder if ITV showed it Live (there was less live footy on in those days) but I would have thought an England match would have been shown live. As a football fan Ian may have watched it live and so not bothered with the highlights on BBC1 which clashed with Stroszek. Wales beat England 4 -1 - slightly flippant but this would not have improved Ian's mood (especially if he had any Welsh friends) !
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4-1 defeat to the bloody Welsh  ...no wonder Ian watched 'Stroszek' !

Another classic b+w series that was re-run circa '79 / '80 was the original Flash Gordon with Buster Crabbe from the mid 30's


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Same day as Wales 4 England 1 eh, I remember that game well.

Remember those horror double bills they used to put on on Saturday nights in the summer in the late 70s on BBC2, also the Rathbone Sherlock Holmes used to get shown a lot, late 70s. 


Brilliant site.

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Ah yes .. the old Basil Rathborne Sherlock Holmes ... they had they 'Voice of Terror' on today funnily enough, from 1942 .... a clearly a real wartime propaganda exercise at the time ... all talk of those horrid 'Nassies' (as opposed to 'Nazi's)
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I notice there is another thread discussing this same subject - strange how we both thought of using the site for the same thing !


Yes strange and a bit worrying eh?! I should pre warn those that have not seen the other thread that it contains a picture of Ted Rogers.

Talking of how great the Internet is I was trying to recall when I got my first drum kit the other day and remember distinctly that on the same night it was the Tv premiere of Live and Let Die. 30 seconds of searching later and hey presto - 22 January 1980!
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