Always a ghost programme to begin with, the IBA Engineering Announcements are now truly a ghost.
Sock puppets are in the news this week. Not the Internet sort. The real sort.
When you were busy watching an International Rescue organisation save the world week after week, you could soon forget they were only puppets. Unless you saw the strings.
Remember those cute animated 2s that used to breeze across the TV screen before you watched a BBC2 programme? They’ve gone.
It’s not an instruction. It’s not a suggestion. It’s the name of a company that once put cables beneath our city streets. The company is long gone but its ghosts are still there.
Once we had Interludes between the pieces of our live TV broadcasts. Nowadays, we no longer need them. Or maybe we still do…?
Has BBC Television ever been more excited than when it began colour transmissions? Possibly not.
Published by the BBC, the main aim of The Listener was to disseminate talks and lectures broadcast by the BBC. The title of the magazine reflects the fact that, at the time, you had to listen to the BBC because it only broadcast on the radio.
They go back further than you might think, television remote controls. They’ve been around almost as long as we’ve had moving pictures in our homes. After all, no-one ever really enjoyed getting up and down from the sofa to change the channel.
Forget your LCDs and plasma screens: the device that made television the universally popular medium it is today was the cathode ray tube.