#BlastfromthePast: The Record of the Year

Televised phone voting contests are just a natural part of the British viewing landscape now. But 20 years ago, the Eurovision Song Contest excluded, they weren't. That was, however, until the very channel who's been the home of so many of them, launched a brand new annual music show. Created and devised by the same … Continue reading #BlastfromthePast: The Record of the Year

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#BlastfromthePast: Rainbow

I write this special #BlastfromthePast blog about possibly one of my favourite TV shows as a kid on two notes this week. Firstly, on the note of sadness, due to the news that it's much loved central host passed away at the age of 76 this week. But also on a note of trepidation, largely … Continue reading #BlastfromthePast: Rainbow

#BlastfromthePast: Radio 1’s Official Chart (The Mark Goodier Years)

This week's blogging DeLorean hop comes via the recent celebrations that it's 50 years since the BBC Light Programme on the radio was split into two new stations: Radio 1, for a younger audience and Radio 2 for an older one. As part of these celebrations, weekend before last saw the broadcast on digital radio … Continue reading #BlastfromthePast: Radio 1’s Official Chart (The Mark Goodier Years)

#CrazyStupidPlaylist: Louise

90s and 00s pop fans the land over (present writer included) jumped for joy last week when one of its biggest names, Louise Redknapp, announced her return to music after a break of almost 15 years, with a (now sold out) comeback show scheduled for London in December. https://twitter.com/LouiseRedknapp/status/907892789488312321 Perfecting the fine art of 'pulling … Continue reading #CrazyStupidPlaylist: Louise