Finisterre

Every day in the UK, the Meteorological Office issues four weather forecasts for people in boats. Lots of people not in boats listen to the Shipping Forecast, too. So, when you propose changing it, the result is outcry.

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Red star parcels

you could go to a train station in the UK, hand over a parcel, and it would arrive at another station the same day. Back in the 1980s, this was lightning speed.

Puppets with strings

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.

British Rail

It’s still there, on every one of the train tickets that you buy in the UK, in case you hadn’t noticed. The double-locking arrow of the logo that personified British Rail.