Sound On... ("Sound On!")... Vision On... ("Vision On!")

Hey, ITV. It's coming up to the thirtieth anniversary of what just might be our earliest television memory, and where's the C-list strewn clip show commemorating it? Nowhere, that's not where. Tsk. Weeks and weeks of this:

Followed by, quite excellently, this:

Interesting local colour: all that was going on at a time when the BrokenTV family's front room floor was being repaired. We'd just grown up from the age of "needing those tot-proof gates to prevent us from tumbling down the stairs", and so said gate was instead being used to stop us from toddling into the front room with it's newly-unbuggered-but-still-vulnerable floor. All this means we saw the ITV strike coverage from the strangely cramped kitchen instead.


Tanya Jones said...

I was too young to remember this, but being a TV nerd, I am delighted that you've written about it.

Mark X said...

As I TV Cream's weekly email pointed out recently, for some reason TV strikes are strangely entertaining. A tiny part of me wishes I was ten years older, so I could have got to enjoy all of the 1970s TV strikes.