Domesday Reloaded

I stumbled across the BBC stand promoting the Domesday Reloaded project this lunchtime.  The original Domesday was launched by the BBC in 1986, with the ambitious aim to record a snapshot of everyday life across the UK for future generations. A million volunteers took part, submitting nearly 150,000 pages of articles and over 23,000 photos.

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My Own Chas Plasticine Set (With Free 10 Episode DVD) (Morph)

Everything you need to make your Own Chas out of Plasticine! Follow the step by step instructions DVD containing an introduction to Chas by Peter Lord the man who created Morph and Chas.

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Morph - The Morph Files

Introducing the one and only Morph - the plasticine man whose day is always filled with zany adventure and amazing happenings; exploding cakes, a magic computer, games of hide and seek, a circus show, and a star who can change into a chair!

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The Adventure Game

Three celebrity contestants were kidnapped transport by space ship (or by London Underground) to the planet Arg, inhabited by shapeshifting dragons known as Argonds, to complete a number of tasks for the entertainment of a cross aspidistra called the Rangdo!

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1908 Olympics

With the Beijing Olympics less that 1 day away (08/08/08 08:08), the BBC has a good article about the Fourth Olympiad: it was the first and last time that Britain ever topped an Olympic medal table.

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The Flumps

The adventures in the Flump household with Grandfather Flump and his flumpet (a type of trumpet), Father Flump digging in the allotment, Mrs Flump in the kitchen, and the three children Perkin, Posie and Pootle. The focus was generally on Pootle, the baby flump (and also the cutest), as he got into all sorts of mischeif just growing up and learning just what life is all about.

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History tends to credit Noel Edmonds Multicoloured Swap Shop for inventing Saturday morning childrens TV as we know it. But the first attempt by the BBC was the decidedly strange and deeply psychedelic "Zokko!", which ran on Saturday mornings between 1969 and 1971.

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Oldest Recorded Computer Music

The BBC has unearthed the what is thought to be the oldest recordings of computer-synthesized music, recorded on a Ferranti Mark 1 computer, at the University of Manchester in Autumn, 1951.

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Blake's 7 Audio Adventures Box Set

The much loved TV science fiction series BLAKE'S 7 returns, re-imagined as a series of all-new audio adventures.

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Sky to Remake Blake's 7

The Guardian is reporting that Sky One is planning a remake of British cult Sci-Fi classic Blake's 7. When the original BBC screens in 1978 it became a classic, pulling in 11 million viewers, despite its limited budget and pre-digital special effects.

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Bagpuss - Everybodys Favourite Saggy Old Cloth Cat

He was just "an old, saggy cloth cat, baggy, and a bit loose at the seams" but, according to a recent BBC on-line poll he is the favourite children's TV animal of all-time.

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My youth is rushing back at light speed.

A new version The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy text-based (and, at times, infuriating) adventure game of the game has been re-launched on the BBC website. [ more... ]