Things we like this week 

17 January 2014

Friday is upon us and it’s time for another scout around the internet to look at the various bits and pieces we like this week.



↑ Ruth and Tom have decided to try eating the 1950s way – specifically, those amazingly awful-looking, over-saturated recipes from 1950s advertising. There’s some good stuff in Ruth’s blog. And some really, really, disgusting stuff too. Mid-Century Menu

↑ From Retropia, our archive of all sorts non-broadcasting-y, this gem from Simon Smith and the BFI – a then-and-now tour around London in 1927 and 2013.

→ Speaking of Retropia, if you’re a fan of the retro and like incisive commentary on old ads and articles, get yourself over to Gypsy Creams now.


↑ Nick Higham takes us on a tour of the history of the BBCtv weather. Presenting a warm front: 60 years of the British TV weather forecast

→ Are you a Sherlock fan? Writer and script editor Andrew Ellard looks at what worked and what didn’t in Sunday’s episode, His Last Vow.


↑ Over on Twitter, Russ spotted the above lovely image on, of all things, The One Show. Follow Russ on Twitter.

↑ This little bit of loveliness was sent to us by @mumoss on Twitter, having been seen on YouTube by Michael Kalman. Canada is great!

→ And finally… if you don’t follow us on Twitter and/or Facebook, you’ve missed out on some great stuff this week. You could’ve been looking at tall cylindrical masts, BBC-2 marching across the UK and getting help from the ITA for the switch to UHF and colour amongst a lot else. See you there next week, perhaps?

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