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Old 23rd Jul 2018, 12:46 am   #241
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Interesting. Not actually an anachronism but rather a lack of attention to detail nonetheless.
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Old 23rd Jul 2018, 10:09 am   #242
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Circa 1960, if there was nothing interesting on TV, Dad would sometimes listen to the police on his RGD radiogram, around the top of its 100MHz FM band, but we could only ever pick up the transmissions from the control to the mobiles. They usually signed off with "Ends, origin Information Room". AFAIR from another thread, the mobiles might have used a frequency higher than 100MHz.
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Old 23rd Jul 2018, 10:24 am   #243
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My Pye VHF PMR's had about a 13.5 mhz difference between base and mobile transmit frequencies so if the police used them, which I believe they did your assumption would be correct.

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Old 24th Jul 2018, 12:38 pm   #244
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In last nights episode of Foyles war, Foyle gives some fishing flies to an American soldier.
They are in a moulded polythene multi compartment box, as widely used today for storing small items.
Although polythene HAD been invented then, it was still expensive and in very short supply and would not have been used for low priority civilian purposes like storage boxes.
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Old 11th Sep 2018, 10:57 pm   #245
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A BRC1400 (poss HMV) TV used by the family in 'Back in time for the factory' . Unfortunately it showed the Dagenham Sewing Machinist's Strike. In colour.
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Old 12th Sep 2018, 9:04 am   #246
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From about the mid 60's all BBC news gathering on film would have been colour. I worked for a firm that put a magnetic stripe on the film before it went into the camera so they could record the sound at the same time.
I guess they either added the colour picture to the TV by computer or somebody had fitted a colour chassis to a set they borrowed. I haven't seen the program yet.
The first Colour TV I owned was in 1968 - the year of the strike.
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Old 12th Sep 2018, 10:31 am   #247
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Another example, though, where it would be so easy to do it correctly.
I know that even Shakespeare has anachronisms, but there's really no excuse.
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A BRC1400 (poss HMV) TV used by the family in 'Back in time for the factory' . Unfortunately it showed the Dagenham Sewing Machinist's Strike. In colour.
Yes I spotted it too, the picture did look like it was superimposed though.

They were watching some B&W programming at other times.

Some of the stock footage of shops were post 1971, I could see some decimal prices on display.
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