The Bristol Channel 

20 June 2023 tbs.pm/79105

The text of this advertisement is reproduced below

1973

 

NOW BRISTOL HAS ITS OWN LOCAL TV CHANNEL

– it started at breakfast time this morning

Bristol Channel is the extra channel which is provided at no extra cost to Bristol Subscribers by Rediffusion on its Cable Network.

It’s an entirely new television service – one of only five in the country licensed by the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications in an experiment that runs to 1976.

Bristol Channel is local – more local than any television has managed to be before. If you like to sit back and watch you’ll see people and places and some films (yours perhaps?) you never expected to see on the box.

Bristol Channel is yours – more yours than any television you’ve ever seen. If you prefer not just watching come to Broad Plain and appear on Television, make the programmes yourself, operate the equipment. A small full-time staff is there to help**

Bristol Channel is special – its equipment is especially designed for the Public to use – camera, lighting, sound – if that’s what interests you, come and use it.

Bristol Channel is different – it has no connection with ITV or BBC.

** Manager – Peter Lewis
Engineer in Charge – Keith Banham
Producer – Stuart Leatherdale
Producer – Martin Rubach
PA/Researcher – Mij Evans
Technician – Nigel Woodman
Contact them at: 2/3 Broad Plain, Bristol
Telephone: 299069

Only Rediffusion Subscribers connected by cable can receive Bristol Channel. Most will find the new service on Channel G of their wall switch.

If you already receive your television by cable check your wall switch to find Bristol Channel. If you are not receiving sound and pictures, ring Bristol 22368.

If you ore not connected to Rediffusion’s Cable Network and want to be, telephone or visit your nearest Rcdiffusion Showroom.

REMEMBER – A REDIFFUSION CABLE TV SET GIVES YOU ALL THE BBC AND ITV PROGRAMMES PLUS BRISTOL CHANNEL (and radio programmes too!)

 

YOUR BRISTOL CHANNEL VIEWING

Starts with:

FRIDAY MAY 18th
7.30 am FRIDAY BREAKFAST
This is the first regular breakfast-time programme in Britain. It will preview what’s on in Bristol over the weekend; weekend travel and motoring advice from the AA; shopping surveys in different parts of Bristol; breakfast cooking hints; Personal views of the city.
(repeats at 8.15 am and 9 am)

4.30 pm TELEIDOSCOPE
A Kaleidoscope with a difference – reality arranged in patterns; local entertainment; what’s on (if you missed it on FRIDAY BREAKFAST). Arts and Crafts; (contributions from the Museum and Arnolfini Gallery); Film and Theatre; Local music groups.
(repeats 6.30 and 8.30 pm)

SATURDAY MAY 19th
4.30 pm HELP
A citizen’s advice bureau – welfare, legal and consumer’s rights. Social Welfare panel discussing viewers problems, with contributions from the Bristol and District Consumer Group, National Council for Civil Liberties, St. Paul’s Legal Advice Centre and Shelter.

Followed by CROSS CHANNEL – in which The Bristol Association of Youth Clubs provides programmes made by young people on subjects of their choice, and the Bristol Television Workshop study and discuss application of community TV..
(repeats 6.30 and 8.30 pm)

SUNDAY MAY 20th
6.15 pm ANIMAL FOUNTAIN
The first programme ever to be hosted by dogs for dogs! Other pets and animals will be on-screen, too. Contributions (by courtesy of the animals) from Bristol Zoo and the R.S.P.C.A.
(repeats 8.15 pm)

6.30pm PASTIME
Features people’s spare time and weekend activities. Out-of-the-way hobbies and unusual sports and occupations.
Followed by BROAD PLAIN SPEAKING A discussion with the studio audience about the contents of the day’s preceding programmes; and about Bristol Channel’s future programmes. Do you want to come?
(repeats 8.30 pm)

 

REDIFFUSION CABLEVISION LIMITED

2/3 Broad Plain, Bristol BS99 7RG Tel: 299069

Head Office h^ Shops: REDIFFUSION (SOUTH WEST) LTD. 2/3 Broad Plain, Bristol BS99 7RG. Tel 22363
6 Merchant Street, Bristol BS1 3ET • 4 Filwood Broadway, Knowle, Bristol BS4 1JN
63 Gloucester Road, Bristol BS7 8AD • 95 West Street, Bedminster, Bristol

 

bristolchannel

it’s local –
it’s yours

 

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1 response to this article

David Vaughan 2 November 2023 at 9:22 pm

Was the manager Peter Lewis the same person as the HTV/ LWT announcer?

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