At the moment, there appears to be a shockingly low output of British homegrown TV shows, which has been highlighted quite strongly in the news and media of late. If you haven't done so already, please sign the petition to help save UK produced TV shows!
That's a very interesting find you have there, I wonder if it's anything to do withthat article I posted on here last year. I may read more and sign the petition (properly) once if I've enough time. Still this may sound odd but my favourite current pre school show is In the Night Garden. I don't really watch it but my nephew goes mad for Igglepiggle and the Ninky Nonk.
"There's nothing interesting to see here so bog off the lot of you!"
Post by Rusty Red Scrap Iron on Mar 19, 2008 21:42:03 GMT
Well I've signed it, I think UK kids shows should still be made and it keeps kids entertained and occupied without dealing with drugs, guns and gangs.
If we can have great kids shows, why can't kids of today and kids of the future.
Grange Hill has been axed by the BBC Bosses after 30 years because the BBC Bosses said it no longer reflects children's lives. In my opinion, it still does reflect childrens lives and the BBC Bosses have spoken a load of rubbish. Soap Operas don't show everything about children, that's why there was Grange Hill and Byker Grove.
After nearly 6 months of inactivity I got an email specualting the petition and the governmental response to our request. All I can do now is naise my glass in victory and pray that a white elephant won't hinder their decisions.
I'm from Canada actually, and it seems there are so many unique TV shows from Britain that's it's quite a shame we didn't get much. We need to save and spread awareness of these to the rest of the world, especially stuff like DangerMouse, Duckula, Rosie and Jim and the early Postman Pat and Fireman Sam series!
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PercyFan1998: I think for me the issue is one of inconsistency. They took down the restored versions that have the highest quality image but will leave the lower-quality uploads all over the place.
May 7, 2021 0:37:55 GMT
zeldatheswordsm: Except that if you put it that way, it is consistent: They're specifically targeting the higher-picture-quality restored versions. Because gee, what's up on the streaming services and for sale on new-pressed disks? The restored versions
May 7, 2021 1:07:23 GMT
zeldatheswordsm: They're trying to force you to head to the paid options if you want to get the good picture quality.
May 7, 2021 1:09:31 GMT
zeldatheswordsm: Of course, in some ways the joke's on them because a lot of those restorations have worse editing and/or use inferior takes compared to the broadcast/VHS versions.
May 7, 2021 1:10:48 GMT
zeldatheswordsm: IMO Mattel would profit a lot more if they slashed the merch licensing fees. They were damagingly high even by the time of buyout, and have gotten worse since. And the bloated price tags have been definitely hurting sales from what I've seen.
May 7, 2021 1:16:28 GMT
zeldatheswordsm: Sales of a lot of the Bachmann Thomas rolling stock seemed to plummet as the prices jacked up based on the discontinuations (And I suspect the same hit the Hornby range even worse). And the Wooden Railway range had vanished from non-TRU bigbox stores (tbc)
May 7, 2021 1:21:53 GMT
zeldatheswordsm: in my area by 2015, and its shelf presence had been shrinking leading up to then. Thomas' shelf presence in general seems to have diminished a fair bit, and I imagine this is the cause. HiT and Mattel failing at distribution of the show can't have helped
May 7, 2021 1:24:55 GMT
toadthegwrbrakevan: HiT actually distributed the show very well in my opinion, good merchandise, Thomas was definitely more popular and well-to-do during the Miller era than during BWBA or today. But I agree for everything else, I'm curious about what you say about TWR,
May 7, 2021 2:53:36 GMT
toadthegwrbrakevan: growing up, the bigbox store never sold TWR, I could only get it at Barnes & Noble or Toys'R'Us, it was too expensive for Walmart or Target, that was Trackmaster territory.
May 7, 2021 2:54:29 GMT
zeldatheswordsm: For a while, Target and Mall Wart actually did stock it and decently. At least where I am. But that was in decline. Probably didn't help that Thomas-size engines were around $15
May 7, 2021 4:35:16 GMT
zeldatheswordsm: And I mean that HiT did a poor job distributing the show itself - the actual episodes. They got complacent about seeking alternatives to PBSKids even as viewing there (and govt. support) slipped into decline - and Mattel continued this complacency.
May 7, 2021 4:43:59 GMT
LNERandBR: Well, personally I think it's time to draw a line under all that and concentrate on better things. Speaking of, we have a new ERS volume for you all Check out who's returning: sodorislandforums.com/post/388698/thread
May 7, 2021 11:04:07 GMT
harperman: I Have read up to i think 133 out of 376 volumes
May 7, 2021 11:58:46 GMT
alexander876: Hey, Harperman, what did you think of Last of the Crewe Engines?
May 7, 2021 15:39:19 GMT
harperman: I Thought it a very good ERS Volume
May 7, 2021 15:45:56 GMT
harperman: I Am reading the entire ERS Library to gain a better understanding of it and its universe before attempting to try my hand at becoming an ERS Writer myself : D
May 7, 2021 15:50:52 GMT