Net gains: Tuning in to TV
Saturday 07 August 1999
Let's begin gently. Frogger TV (mudhole.spodnet.uk. com/frogger/tv) is a forum for the discussion of any television-related theme. There is the occasional ominous looking thread (`Local news programmes - best and worst?') but the content by and large tends to be wistful.
Meanwhile, Kaleidoscope (www.petford.demon.co.uk/kaleidos), a non-profit making group, has been capitalising on the strength of feeling for classic television since 1988. The site contains lengthy articles on obscure and vintage programmes, and also has a directory of organisations should you wish to explore further. The site itself is nothing to write home about, but at least has an infectious enthusiasm for the material.
For a glimpse into the interests of the truly esoteric telly fanatics, Andrew Wiseman's 625 site (625.simplenet.com) is a revelation. For the most part, 625 is a competent survey of television industry news and developments. Rummage around though, and you'll come across pages dedicated to BBC and ITV station idents (for some reason Thames TV's ident is remembered particularly fondly) and an index of downloadable public information films.
film Sex scene trailer sees a shirtless Jamie Dornan turn up the heat
Maisie Williams single-handedly rises to the challengeTV
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Venezuela Expo Tattoo 2015: Extreme body art from 'Vampire Woman' to 109mm earlobes
- 2 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
- 3 Ball pool for adults opens in London
- 4 Amal Clooney gives excellent response to fashion question at European Court of Human Rights
- 5 Rashida Jones speaks out against male-centric porn saying 'women should have sex and feel good about it'
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