emperorpenguin wrote:Seeing that ad again makes me realise how old I am! That was back in the days of the big privatisations of Thatcher's reign
Oh! I REALLY feel sorry for you and your "old age!" NOT!!!!!
When I last lived in England there was BBC-1, BBC-2, and ITV. Regular broadcasting started at c. 4pm. Any earlier and you were liable to get a test pattern with a little girl, or some Welsh jibberish...or some documentary about Phillipino kids playing bamboo (I can STILL remember that song, God help me!). "Dad's Army," "Steptoe and Son," "Monty Python," and the "Marty Feldman Comedy Machine" were all in first run. Also, "Six Wives of Henry VIII," and the "Foresyte Saga." <- my parents loved it...I only liked Soames. "Top of the Pops" was on the radio, and some chick singing a song called "Tema Harbor" won the Eurovision Song Contest.
Now, you guys have been polluted by the likes of "rap," Hollywood, and all the other crap that comes from our media machine.