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Old 22nd Apr 2017, 5:41 pm   #21
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Default Re: New 'Telephone' TV Programme On BBC 4

Thanks for the Trumpton update Bobster. That episode doesn't ring a bell (muffled laughter) with me. It was a long time ago though. I will try and find the episode. It must be out there on the interweb somewhere.
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Old 22nd Apr 2017, 7:31 pm   #22
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I was present at the changeover of the last one - a tiny 20 line 'Island Automatic eXchange No 5 - on the evening of 12th July on a tiny island 25+ miles out in the Atlantic to the west of the Shetland Islands - so remote that all calls in to/out of the island were trunk calls.
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Thanks for the Trumpton update Bobster. That episode doesn't ring a bell (muffled laughter) with me. It was a long time ago though. I will try and find the episode. It must be out there on the interweb somewhere.
See http://tinyurl.com/Trumpton-Telephones

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Brilliant that episode of 'Trumpton' so typical of the GPO era, three digit numbers and no 'elf and safety. Strange that the mayor couldn't hear anyone because of the crackle on the line and yet heard the engineer heard him OK.

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Just like real life then! Ah, the customer is always right (well sometimes anyway). Thanks for the link Pellseinydd.
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Brilliant that episode of 'Trumpton' so typical of the GPO era, three digit numbers and no 'elf and safety. Strange that the mayor couldn't hear anyone because of the crackle on the line and yet heard the engineer heard him OK.
Perhaps the crackle was on the E side and the egnineer was speaking on the D side.
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