Sunday, October 15, 2006

Swap Shop clip

I had an email at work the other day from someone asking if Swap Shop would ever be shown again on BBC3 or BBC4 maybe. I told him that I'd recently seen a few archive editions of the show and maybe the treasured memories are better left as just memories.

I was the biggest Swap Shop fan, but, even I didn't really enjoy watching them again some 25 years later. GULP 25 years later?????

Anyhoo, playing around on YouTube earlier, I found a clip of Swap Shop where Noel is interviewing Leela from Doctor Who (Louise Jameson who went on to play Rosa Dimarco in EastEnders. I'm guessing it's an episode of Swap Shop from the late 70s.

Here's the Swap Shop video clip.

It's funny that nowadays, when we're marketing or trying to make something sound cool and modern and hi tech, we say it's 'digital' or 'high definition' or 'interactive'. In the 80s Nicam Stereo was all the rage ... but in the late 70s it was just good enough to be Multi-Coloured.

6 comments:

Katie said...

Damon, You have the same tastes as me! I remember Swap Shop too, I also found anonother Youtube clip of Swap Shop but this one was made by the VT guys, and is a series of outtakes from a VT Xmas tape from 1979.

Will tell you the link later.

I always wanted to ring and sawp something but was only little at the time! I would have been their youngest swapper!

Julia! said...

Hey Damon, here's one for the Ouch weblog. "Crippendales," the new short film about a group of disabled male strippers:

http://observer.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,,1922875,00.html

Katie said...

Hre's the link of Outtakes for Swap Shop

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOdbcC9hY7A

jfsouthpaw said...

That Swap Shop clip, looks like it must have been from around the time of the 6 month national hairdressers & hairstyists strike.

Agent Fang said...

I sent in a drawingfor the front of Noel Edmonds desk. After weeks of waiting I saw it right at the top in the middle, pride of place. It was a big pink um, pussy-cat. My parents thought it was hilarious. I didn't understand why until I was older...

Damon said...

Not entirely sure I understand now, Fang !! ;)