Friday, 15 November 2013

BLOG #117 - THE 4th SALTBURN BEER FESTIVAL, COMMUNITY and ARTS CENTRE, SALTBURN-by-the-SEA, N YORKS



Saturday night TV...
 
There was a time that the schedule for Saturday night telly (1976) had a peak viewing audience of 20m+, engrossed by the entertainment on BBC1, starting as always with the football results at 5pm on Grandstand and then straight through to the wee hours with: 
 
Tom and Jerry,
The Basil Brush Show, Boom! Boom!
Doctor Who,
The Generation Game, Good game, good game!
The Duchess of Duke Street,
The Two Ronnies,
Starsky and Hutch, (Can never remember which one was which?)
Match of the Day (pre-Gary Lineker!) and
Parkinson.

All in one night!
 
ITV didn't get a look in...
 
And who can forget the 1977 Christmas Morecambe and Wise Show  that attracted 28.5m viewers?
 
Nearly 40yrs on what have we got now? On ITV you have wannabee karoake singers, telling us their journey with more tears, sobbing and emoting you can shake a stick at. People who frankly I've never heard of eating all manner of Australian hemipterans and bugs - supposedly in the name of entertainment. Why bring the bug-eaters back, anyway? And if you're really unlucky there's Piers Morgan! Cue the open window of a second floor flat and one moment of pain, perhaps?  
 
At least the BBC have tried to go back to the golden age of 1970s TV with SCD - with Sir Brucie!






The 4th Saltburn Beer Festival
Saltburn Arts and Community Centre
Albion Terrace
SALTBURN-by-the-SEA
North Yorkshire TS12 1JW
Tel: 01287 624997


 

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