With the OTT Book now on sale, what better time to take a look at some other wonderful telly-related books from the ages? We’ll be posting one (or two) page (or pages) from a different book each and every day until we forget to, we’ve covered all the TV-tie-in books in our collection, or OH WAIT, THIS IS THE LAST ONE.
As pretty much all the books in question have long since been deleted by their publishers, there shouldn’t be any legal difficulty there, we hope. Unlike all those superinjunctions that we've blown wide open on Fidonet which luckily no-one has noticed yet for some reason. In any case, we’re putting these scans online under the banner of ‘BrokenTV’, and no-one else. Just in case anyone starts waving their lawyers around.
To round things off, a look at a page from The Making Of The Goodies Disaster Movie (by Tim Brooke-Taylor, G-R-A-E-M-E (“Tsk!” – G Garden*) Garden and Bill Oddie, Sphere Books 1978). It’s a bit ‘blue’, but that’s what passed for family entertainment in 1978. (“Kid’s programme!” – J. Cleese.)
And that’s it. No more scans from books, at least for now. Phew, eh? To think, you might never see a blog update with the following slight variation on a copy-pasted paragraph ever again. You’ll probably miss it, you know. You might try to kid yourselves that you won’t, but give it a couple of weeks and you’ll be drunkenly texting it and telling it you can’t stop thinking about it at 3am on a Sunday morning.
A page (or two) from a different book tomorrow and then NEVER AGAIN. Until then, why not take time to have a look at the television-related book that all the something something somethings are referring to as OTTTBBOTBTVWNNNTTAN (Off The Telly: The Best Bits of the British TV Website 1999-2009)? Available from Lulu.com in paperback for just £16.99 (that's just £0.00005 per word!), or £3.99 for the PDF ebook version, with any profits going to Alzheimer's charities.
Go on, what else are you going to spend your money on? Two copies of Off The Telly: The Best Bits of the British TV Website 1999-2009?