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Month: July 2012

Olympic-sized bollocks

Olympic-sized bollocks

The official 2012 London Olympics website is an interesting thing. Not in terms of design or content, because it’s an unholy mess. The real interest can be found in the Terms of Use, specifically in point 5a, which states that: “You may create your own link to the Site, provided that your link is in a text-only format. You may not use any link to the Site as a method of creating an unauthorised association between an organisation, business, goods…

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A night in at home with Blackpool Night Out

A night in at home with Blackpool Night Out

At the time when the Associated-British Picture Corporation decided to go into television in 1955, cinemas were closing all over the country, due to Entertainment Tax and falling attendances. It made sense for ABPC’s new venture to make use of some of the company’s redundant real estate as TV studios. In the Midlands, where ABC was to provide programmes on Saturday and Sunday, with what was to become ATV taking care of the weekday schedules, the Astoria cinema on Aston…

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