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  • Robyn Gallagher,

    But where's the cute puppy

    You'd never see a cute puppy story in the first few minutes of a news story today. They're usually stuck at the end along with the weather.

    What stuck out the most for me was that Tom Bradley was obviously not reading from an autocue - his eyes kept flicking between the camera and his script on the desk. It was oddly distracting, but I'm sure back then it seemed normal.

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1863 posts Report Reply

  • Michael Fitzgerald,

    God Bless Jim Knox - Bloody Andrew Little could learn a thing or two about dealing to the Labour Party from Jim.

    Since May 2007 • 631 posts Report Reply

  • Rob Nixon,

    mmmm panda


    http://jp.youtube.com/watch?v=0b75cl4-qRE

    (hoped that worked)

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 5 posts Report Reply

  • Gareth Jenkins,

    But where's the cute puppy

    It's also lacking a drum and bass intro. And the stories were so LONG!

    On a similar note, here's the news in the future...

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=tYzJcmUYCak

    Hope it works this time...

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 13 posts Report Reply

  • Neil Graham,

    I think only www.youtube.com links work.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 111 posts Report Reply

  • Graeme Edgeler,

    In reply to Rob

    It's finger ling-ling good!

    Wellington, New Zealand • Since Nov 2006 • 3009 posts Report Reply

  • 3410,

    1985 news - so relaxed, in both pace and tone. Nice felt-tip graphic for the union meeting story.

    Auckland • Since Jan 2007 • 2618 posts Report Reply

  • Jeremy Andrew,

    I was watching Not The Nine O'Clock News on DVD the other day, and I noticed how long the sketches seemed to be. No screaming rush to get to the punchline.
    Attention spans were obviously longer in those days.

    Hamiltron - City of the F… • Since Nov 2006 • 841 posts Report Reply

  • Ed Muzik,

    what were you doing in CHCH with students Russell? Why wasn't I informed?

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 28 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    what were you doing in CHCH with students Russell? Why wasn't I informed?

    Doing a 90-min info dump for students at the School of Broadcasting. I come down every year, because it's a good course and it feels worthwhile.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 18968 posts Report Reply

  • Richie McGrath,

    RIP Lee Hazlewood...One of the legends...I would listen to Nancy and Lee in tribute but Simon Smyth stole Fairytales and Fantasies...along with all 3 copies of the 'Fire of Love'...very sad...

    Since Jul 2007 • 18 posts Report Reply

  • Robyn Gallagher,

    1985 news - so relaxed, in both pace and tone.

    But one thing was more formal then than it is now: all people mentioned in stories, whether verbally or in a name graphic, were given a title. So it's "Mr Ron Knox", whereas today it would just be "Ron Knox".

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1863 posts Report Reply

  • Andrew Long,

    Here's a snippet of a fairly typical session in surgery on Green Wing:

    Dunedin • Since Aug 2007 • 3 posts Report Reply

  • 3410,

    RIP Lee Hazlewood...One of the legends...

    Yeah, a true original and a wonderful guy. live medley (vinyl rip / long-OOP).

    Auckland • Since Jan 2007 • 2618 posts Report Reply

  • bob daktari,

    cheers for the medley, great stuff!

    RIP Lee Hazlewood & Tony Wilson

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 342 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark,

    Thanks for the Green Wing vid, Andrew. I can't think of many telly programs that got me laughing out loud so much in recent years.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3123 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Capewell,

    Looking forward to hearing this - good idea Russ.

    Amplifier is down for maintenance. Please try again in 15 minutes.

    *waits*

    Its been a day now!

    Manchester • Since Nov 2006 • 62 posts Report Reply

  • Mellopuffy,

    Must have been the flood following your post Russell!

    Dunedin, NZ • Since Feb 2007 • 60 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Capewell,

    As if by magic, she's back up...

    Sweet.

    Manchester • Since Nov 2006 • 62 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Capewell,

    Only cost $13.33 too for some reason...

    Anyway, I look forward to this on my way to work Monday morning. :)

    Manchester • Since Nov 2006 • 62 posts Report Reply

  • Stephen Amplifier,

    Sorry, Amplifier has been down for a few hours. It didn't recover properly from a restart yesterday but is now, thanks to some early morning intervention from Cactuslab, back up and running.

    $13.33 is the price exc. GST. Anyone shopping from overseas and getting the goods delivered to overseas doesn't have to pay 12.5% GST. That goes for digital downloads and physical stuff like t-shirts, CDs and DVDs.

    Westmere • Since Aug 2007 • 1 posts Report Reply

  • Simon Grigg,

    Tony Wilson

    Yep, without whom......

    Just another klong... • Since Nov 2006 • 3208 posts Report Reply

  • Robyn Gallagher,

    This clip from 24 Hour Party People, where Tony Wilson meets God, has taken on a new meaning.

    (Also note the deluge of comments made in the last 48 hours, including (of course, because it's YouTube) the obligatory "this sucks" remarks.)

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1863 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Yep, without whom......

    Great clip. I have The way They Were, a compilation of Granada material from the punk and new wave years, which includes the full version of 'The Passenger', which you see a little of there. It's extraordinary and Iggy is sheer charisma.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 18968 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie,

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 3557 posts Report Reply

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