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Message 1339757 - Posted: 20 Feb 2013, 18:50:01 UTC

O M G, I can't wait, yea :-))

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(OK I will admit it now, my nickname in the family is "Brains" ....)


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Message 1339763 - Posted: 20 Feb 2013, 18:57:08 UTC

That will be good. But CITV?!
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Message 1339767 - Posted: 20 Feb 2013, 19:09:12 UTC

CITV (short for Children's ITV) is a British television channel from ITV Digital Channels Ltd, a division of ITV plc. It broadcasts content from the CITV archive, as well as commissions and acquisitions. It airs daily from 6am to 6pm. The channel has averaged 200,000 viewers everyday having a 0.8 share of the TV audience in the UK.


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Message 1339770 - Posted: 20 Feb 2013, 19:15:07 UTC

Now the question is will this come to the States?

Yeah I watched all of the Andersons shows, they made Great TV shows.
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Message 1339775 - Posted: 20 Feb 2013, 19:19:08 UTC - in response to Message 1339767.
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CITV (short for Children's ITV) is a British television channel from ITV Digital Channels Ltd, a division of ITV plc. It broadcasts content from the CITV archive, as well as commissions and acquisitions. It airs daily from 6am to 6pm. The channel has averaged 200,000 viewers everyday having a 0.8 share of the TV audience in the UK.


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Ah I see, 200,000 viewers eh? In the whole of the British Isles? I'm not one of them LOL.

I only use online catchup services, iPlayer, 4OD etc as I don't have an antenna or aerial - and therefore don't have a TV Licence. I won't have one out of principle. Maybe when I'm retired or unemployed and have time for TV, but not for now :)
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Message 1339776 - Posted: 20 Feb 2013, 19:19:19 UTC

Gee Mr Tracey....

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Message 1339788 - Posted: 20 Feb 2013, 19:53:16 UTC
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The Tracy family was based on a concept similar to the TV series Bonanza with Jeff Tracy even taking on an appearance similar to Lorne Greene. Jeff Tracy's sons were named after the first 5 American astronauts into space via the Mercury space project, Scott Carpenter, Virgil Grissom, Alan Shepard, Gordon Cooper and John Glenn.

The puppets were all made to one-third life size (approximately 56cm high). Scott's appearance was based on Sean Connery, Alan Tracy's face was modelled on actor Robert Reed. Brains is thought to have been modelled on Anthony Perkin's. The characters Lady Penelope and Parker were designed to suit the English class society, hence the exaggerated accents and appearance. Parker's character was based on a barman at the local pub the production team frequented. Arthur, the barman, had previously worked for 'er Majesty's Service and spoke with an accent that allowed free use of the letter 'H'.

Lady Penelope was a female James Bond, her family motto being "Elegance, Charm and Deadly Danger". John Tracy was initially to be one of the main characters in the series but Gerry was never happy with his looks or voice and consigned him to Thunderbird 5 where he only made brief appearances.

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Message 1339802 - Posted: 20 Feb 2013, 20:12:19 UTC
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Lucky you, we don't get it anymore here...
Really loved that show.
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Message 1339808 - Posted: 20 Feb 2013, 20:34:46 UTC - in response to Message 1339802.

Lucky you, we don't get it anymore here...
Really loved that show.

Same here sad to say, not even on MeTV.
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Message 1339814 - Posted: 20 Feb 2013, 20:50:14 UTC

Well, apart from being the pioneers of "Supermarionation" Gerry & Sylvia Anderson were also suggesting that in real life, perhaps a UN based International Task Force could be set up to deal with world wide disasters. A humanitariasn concept that I fear is unlikely to transpire in my lifetime, even though the technology is there to do it.

Virgin Galactic, is about to produce an equivalent to Thunderbird 1, the British built Harriers proved the concept of Thunderbird 2, the space shuttle has already mimicked Thunderbird 3. Various existing Bathyscapes are Thunderbird 4, and the ISS of course is the equivalent of Thunderbird 5.

So who knows ....

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Message 1339818 - Posted: 20 Feb 2013, 20:59:43 UTC

as I don't have an antenna or aerial - and therefore don't have a TV Licence.

Well if you watch "live streams" from any source you do in fact need a licence, aerial or not. You do not need a licence if you only watch "catch up" or time shifted programs.
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Message 1339827 - Posted: 20 Feb 2013, 21:16:04 UTC - in response to Message 1339814.

Well, apart from being the pioneers of "Supermarionation" Gerry & Sylvia Anderson were also suggesting that in real life, perhaps a UN based International Task Force could be set up to deal with world wide disasters. A humanitariasn concept that I fear is unlikely to transpire in my lifetime, even though the technology is there to do it.

Virgin Galactic, is about to produce an equivalent to Thunderbird 1, the British built Harriers proved the concept of Thunderbird 2, the space shuttle has already mimicked Thunderbird 3. Various existing Bathyscapes are Thunderbird 4, and the ISS of course is the equivalent of Thunderbird 5.

So who knows ....

DVD's

Some here in the US would not want that, even if it were genuine help offered, they like to scream a couple of tired old words, of which I won't repeat and that's all I'll say, lest it become something else.
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Message 1339832 - Posted: 20 Feb 2013, 21:19:34 UTC - in response to Message 1339818.

as I don't have an antenna or aerial - and therefore don't have a TV Licence.

Well if you watch "live streams" from any source you do in fact need a licence, aerial or not. You do not need a licence if you only watch "catch up" or time shifted programs.


I do not watch live streams of any type. I know I'm within the law, TV Licensing tell me so :)

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Message 1339850 - Posted: 20 Feb 2013, 21:44:31 UTC - in response to Message 1339832.

as I don't have an antenna or aerial - and therefore don't have a TV Licence.

Well if you watch "live streams" from any source you do in fact need a licence, aerial or not. You do not need a licence if you only watch "catch up" or time shifted programs.


I do not watch live streams of any type. I know I'm within the law, TV Licensing tell me so :)

I've done both, no license needed here for a TV antenna though, 10 UHF channels, cost per month? $0...
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Message 1339947 - Posted: 21 Feb 2013, 19:12:39 UTC

The UK TV licence covers the premises, NOT any receiving equipment that may be within it.

TV licence

A reminder of the law

The law states that you need to be covered by a TV Licence if you watch or record television programmes, on any device, as they're being shown on TV. This includes TVs, computers, mobile phones, games consoles, digital boxes and Blu-ray/DVD/VHS recorders.

You don't need a licence if you don't use any of these devices to watch or record television programmes as they're being shown on TV - for example, if you use your TV only to watch DVDs or play video games, or you only watch ‘catch up’ services like BBC iPlayer or 4oD.


If you are over 75 you get a free TV licence.

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Message 1340006 - Posted: 21 Feb 2013, 20:37:51 UTC - in response to Message 1339947.

The UK TV licence covers the premises, NOT any receiving equipment that may be within it.

TV licence

A reminder of the law

The law states that you need to be covered by a TV Licence if you watch or record television programmes, on any device, as they're being shown on TV. This includes TVs, computers, mobile phones, games consoles, digital boxes and Blu-ray/DVD/VHS recorders.

You don't need a licence if you don't use any of these devices to watch or record television programmes as they're being shown on TV - for example, if you use your TV only to watch DVDs or play video games, or you only watch ‘catch up’ services like BBC iPlayer or 4oD.


If you are over 75 you get a free TV licence.


We still don't have those here, only the TV broadcasters need a license in the US.
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Message 1340030 - Posted: 21 Feb 2013, 21:38:26 UTC - in response to Message 1340006.


We still don't have those here, only the TV broadcasters need a license in the US.


It's not really a "licence" here - it's more a "TV Tax".

The only program I have watched this evening is "Back to the Future" on DVD. I'm out working all day so really don't see the point in paying £150 a year for something that would add no value whatsoever to my life. TV rots the brain apparently...
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Message 1340036 - Posted: 21 Feb 2013, 22:07:50 UTC - in response to Message 1340030.


We still don't have those here, only the TV broadcasters need a license in the US.


It's not really a "licence" here - it's more a "TV Tax".

The only program I have watched this evening is "Back to the Future" on DVD. I'm out working all day so really don't see the point in paying £150 a year for something that would add no value whatsoever to my life. TV rots the brain apparently...

Here We have commercials that help pay for TV broadcasts, but no tax to the people receiving the TV signal, some stations are privately owned and others are not.
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Message 1340070 - Posted: 22 Feb 2013, 2:17:31 UTC
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Oh, if you happen to watch your favorite television show (like a newscast) you are supposed to get both the presenter as well as the rest of the story.

Kind of, that is.

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Message 1340177 - Posted: 22 Feb 2013, 11:05:52 UTC

In the UK, BBC1, BBC2, BBC3, are paid for by the TV licence fee. ITV and Channels 4 and 5 are commercial channels funded by adverts. Of course there are numerous other Freewiew and Freesat channels, that require a set top box or dish.

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