A View From Middle England - Conservative with a slight libertarian touch - For Christian charity and traditional belief - Free Enterprise NOT Covert Corporatism

Thursday, May 26, 2005

ABC TV Nostalgia

Anyone who remembers ABC Television, with the logo dropping into vision with the boom-di-boom-boom jingle, will be happy to view this excellent site.

ABC was pushed into a marriage of convenience with what the newspapers used to call "London" but the real TV afficionados recall as Associated Rediffusion - London's Television, later just Rediffussion. The nuptials resulted in Thames Television.

Back to ABC, which served the Midlands (as well as the North) at weekends. The late great John Benson was chief announcer (remember a later incarnation "Live, from Norwich, it's the Sale of the Century!") and he is rightly described here as the herald of them all.


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