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Identification Longshot and Talking Point 820


Brumas
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Good Evening All.

Quite a mucky old postcard yet it is interesting

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Quickbeam

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Isn't there a by-law controlling unattended cabriole legged tables parked half on and half of the pavement?

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Aitchbee

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...Arthur Negus used to park just like that ... sorry, Arthur.

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Quickbeam

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I've tried to find you the Famous Baxter/Negus postmistress with the cabriole legs sketch HB, but I can't.

Will these two do? Going for a Song & dayespeekglasweegin...

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Aitchbee

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Nice one, QB.

GFAS was always on in our house on Sunday evenings ... but seeing it again (in colour) was a treat - Arthur was a formidable character!

Stanley Baxter is still going strong, and appears quite regularly on Radio4 in comedy plays ... with a posh accent.

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Quickbeam

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I seem to recall GFAS was a Sunday afternoon programme in the late '60s.

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Aitchbee

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I think you are correct there QB - it was black & white as well, in the early days.

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Quickbeam

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It must have been one of the BBC's first colour programmes, but we got it in B&W as in our house as well, it must have cost a fortune to record the programme in both formats.

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Quickbeam

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Apologies to Brumas for the extreme post deviation;)

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Brumas

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Quickbeam, nae botha - the more the merrier ;o}

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Aitchbee

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"...it must have cost a fortune to record the programme in both formats "

Auntie Beeb's boffins soon twigged that the new colour TV sets could display B & W [by setting the colour adjustment slider to 'min' on your Colour TV], so they flogged off all of their old redundant monochrome TV cameras ... there was one on The Antiques Roadshow a few months ago!

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