Browsed by
Month: June 2010

Group F results and Group G matches

Group F results and Group G matches

England having given us what we all expected sooner or later, the Idents World Cup becomes the only game in town. ATV flags will be available in all branches of Poundland before the end of the week. And so to the Mike Prince Velodrome in Tamworth for the Group F matches. HTV aerial 7 Open University 2Open University 6 Scottish Television spinning lion 3Scottish Television spinning lion 0 BBC2 Colour 1967 9BBC2 Colour 1967 4 HTV Aerial 5Open University 5…

Read More Read More

Group E results & Group F matches

Group E results & Group F matches

How remiss of me. I appear to have dropped the ball slightly. Never mind, we go live now to t where they’re using Peter Lewis’s jumpers for goalposts for the Group E results in the Idents World Cup. The games were scored as follows: Channel 3 North East 2 Border chopsticks 7Border chopsticks 2 Yorkshire Television Colour Production 7Yorkshire Television Colour Production 0 ATV in Colour Zoom 9ATV in Colour ‘Zoom’ 9 Border chopsticks 0Channel 3 North East 0 ATV…

Read More Read More

Group D results & Group E matches

Group D results & Group E matches

You join us live at the Tom Edwards Space Centre, Teddington Lock, Middlesex, TW11 9NT, for the thrilling stand-off between some of the greats of identdom. As Tanya Jones of Gypsy Creams pointed out, this was a strong group, but I think honour has been served. The rule of thumb so far has been ‘black and white idents don’t make it’, and this round doesn’t buck that trend, with Rediffusion London winning one of its games and drawing another, but…

Read More Read More

Group C results & Group D matches

Group C results & Group D matches

As the chorus of “He’s coming home, he’s coming home, he’s coming…Rooney’s coming home” gets loud enough to drown out the Uwe Seelers, as, thanks to Danny Baker, vuvuzelas are now properly known (and if you’re the twat who was blowing one in Norwich market place yesterday, a pox on you), we at the Idents World Cup alone give hope. Yes, like the old Home Internationals, it’s a contest where the trophy’s guaranteed to stay in the British Isles. And…

Read More Read More

Group B results and Group C matches

Group B results and Group C matches

The engineers at London’s busy Museum telephone exchange are giving the patch cords a last-minute check, and, any moment now, we should be going over to the Sylvia Peters Continuitydrome at Alexandra Palace for the results of the Group B fixtures in the Idents World Cup (guaranteed vuvuzela-free since last week). The scores on the doors, collated from votes here, on Twitter, on Facebook and on Cook’d and Bomb’d, are as follows: Thames skyline 11 ABC triangle 2ABC triangle 5…

Read More Read More

Group A results and Group B matches

Group A results and Group B matches

Time to go over to the Redvers Kyle Stadium, Kirkstall Road, for the Group A results: TVS glass revolve 3 Harlech eye test 12Grampian saltire 9 TVS glass revolve 6TVS glass revolve 6 BBC2 ‘Firecracker’ 9Harlech eye test 10 Grampian saltire 5BBC2 ‘Firecracker’ 8 Harlech eye test 7Grampian saltire 8 BBC2 ‘Firecracker’ 6 Three idents each won two games, bringing in 6 points, so we go to goal differences to break the tie and decide which two go ahead. Harlech…

Read More Read More

Idents World Cup – Group A gets underway

Idents World Cup – Group A gets underway

OK, more clips/stills to follow, but let’s get this oil-burning pig on the road. TVS glass revolve vs Harlech eye testGrampian saltire vs TVS glass revolveTVS glass revolve vs BBC2 ‘Firecracker’Harlech eye test vs Grampian saltireBBC2 ‘Firecracker’ vs Harlech eye testGrampian saltire vs BBC2 ‘Firecracker’ Is that everything covered? Scores for each game in comments, please. Each commenter can award 1 goal per game. Is midnight tonight BST late enough?

Idents World Cup – group draw results

Idents World Cup – group draw results

Group ATVS glass revolveHarlech eye testGrampian saltireBBC2 1990s 2 Group BThames skylineABC triangleBBC Schools diamondUlster oscilloscope on a stick Group CSouthern starLWT riverBBC1 COWTSW tree of bras Group DBBC2 stripeyBBCtv MapChannel 4 originalRediffusion London Group EChannel 3 North EastBorder chopsticksYorkshire Television colour productionATV in colour Group FHTV aerialOpen UniversityScottish Television spinning lionBBC2 Colour 1967 Group GAnglia knightFrom the North – GranadaCentral cake mark 1Teledu Cymru dragon Group H (vertically polarised)BBC1 mirror globeBBC TV bat wingsWestward galleonTyne Tees 1980s

Idents World Cup

Idents World Cup

OK, at the suggestion of that nice TJ Worthington, I’m going to run an Idents World Cup. There will be one TV ident per team, with results to be decided by a combination of my whim and votes from people who give a toss here and on Twitter. We need 32 for the first round. I reckon we have to include: LWT river, BBC1 mirror globe, BBC2 stripey, ATV in Colour, Central cake mark 1, Border chopsticks, Thames skyline, YTV…

Read More Read More

Telly selly time: Kaleidoscope British Independent Television Drama Guide 1955-2010

Telly selly time: Kaleidoscope British Independent Television Drama Guide 1955-2010

Having mentioned the Kaleidoscope event below, I’ve just realised that I omitted to mention the new electronic version of their epic multi-volume British Independent Television Drama Guide 1955-2010. The Music and Variety Guide is one of the most frequently-consulted books in my possession, but I’ve dithered over buying the paper version due to lack of funds or shelf space. However, at £29.99, the PDF was a no-brainer. Hopefully the PDF of the BBC guide will follow shortly.