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.