Tag Archives: TV

Why don’t TV commercials link to websites?

You know how printed billboards and press ads often include a QR (Quick Response) code, which we can snap with our smartphones to instantly load the product’s website? Well, I want to know why every TV commercial doesn’t let us … Continue reading

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Panasonic delivers, with a minor clunk

Our new Panasonic 42-inch plasma Viera was due for delivery from Argos yesterday. We chose Argos because their corporation tax actually makes a contribution to UK Treasury coffers. My wife ordered it and, the day before it arrived, received a … Continue reading

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Like Bruce said: “99 channels and nothing on”

Back in the 1960s, the UK was home to its first two (monochrome) TV channels: BBC and (regional) ITV, which were joined by BBC2 in 1964. BBC1’s test card, accompanied by light music,was replaced by children’s programmes each weekday afternoon … Continue reading

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Take a look at the daytime TV schedules and you might think the national appetite for murder mysteries is insatiable. Hercule Poirot, Inspector Wexford, Miss Marple, Inspector Morse, Murder, She Wrote, Bergerac, A Touch of Frost, Lewis, Rebus, Midsomer Murders … Continue reading

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