I’ve just spotted that there is a two-part documentary about British rock band Queen starting tonight.
No thanks to the BBC TV homepage (see the screenshot above), however, to tell me what time it starts and on what channel:
- The ident says BBC Two, the text says BBC One.
- The time says 10pm… but that’s in England and Northern Ireland only. It’s on at 10:15pm in Wales and 10:30pm in Scotland. On BBC Two.
There’s also an interview with Brian May and Roger Meadows-Taylor on Chris Evans’ show.
30 day song challenge day 29: A song from your childhood
Sailor—Girls Girls Girls
We used to have this British Relay Wireless (BRW) television that had, if I remember correctly, four channels (BBC 1, BBC 2, STV and Border TV) but if you then pressed a button it would switch from TV to Radio and offered four channels there too (I can’t remember which ones, although BBC Radio 2 was probably one of them.
British Relay was a cable TV company, so the TV was plugged into the wall using a very particular socket with loads of pins. I remember being both excited and disappointed when we had to move to a conventional TV aerial because the signal wasn’t as good as cable and we dropped one of the ITV channels (STV, which meant no more Glen Michael’s Cartoon Cavalcade on a Sunday afternoon).
Sailor’s “Girls Girls Girls” is the first song I remember playing on the radio. It came out in early 1976, before Jane was even born!
Is it just me or does the song in places sound like The Muppet Show theme tune?