Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Allegedly (haven't got a TV) there's a lot of nostalgia television and also Plus One channels which show programmes time-shifted by an hour. These two ideas could be combined to form an entire channel, BBC1 being an example, shifted by 400 000 hours, that is, forty-odd years. It shows the channel as closely as possible to how it would've been 400 000 hours previously, partly by using archive footage and partly by reenactment. It's also broadcast in analogue in black and white in 405- line format and can only be received on that kind of equipment, manufactured anew. On buying such a TV set, you pay for an exact facsimile licence at the price they would've cost at the time and similarly a facsimile of the Radio Times of the appropriate week is available. Come to think of it, BBC2 would be missing. Anyway, it goes off the air permanently at the mid-'80s point when 405-line television went off-air, which would be in about 2030.
nineteenthly, May 22 2014


       Wasn't BBC1+4000000 a movie with Raquel Welch? No, that was 1,000,000 BC. Sorry. [+] Good idea. Not just BBC though as I'd like to see North American TV from 40 years ago replete with the commercials of the time.
AusCan531, May 22 2014

       God no! Not more repeats!
DrBob, May 22 2014

       But repeats of the news, [DrBob], among other things. People used to complain about the repeats more. I often wonder why they don't so much nowadays. It worries me a bit in fact.
nineteenthly, May 22 2014

       The people who used to complain about the repeats in the past, nowadays don't watch TV at all, they spend all their time on the internet visiting the same few websites.
pocmloc, May 22 2014

       Yes, sort of - but there is very little nostalgia for 405-line analogue televisions. Broadcast it for regular TVs and you may have a bun.
MaxwellBuchanan, May 22 2014

       Not a bad idea...one bun (in black and white, with plummy tones)   

       //Not more repeats!   

       It's the onions.
not_morrison_rm, May 23 2014

       Wouldn't that be BBC1-400000? Plus would be 40 years into the future. Come to think of that, I could do with some sports statistics and lottery numbers...
Cedar Park, May 26 2014

       I like this: memory lane is good for dementia patients. Picture the scene, you wake up in a cot, remebering nothing, in a 1940s style house, Churchill’s voice coming from wireless followed by ‘the light programme’. You wet yourself laughing, but find you’re luckily wearing a nappy. Makes perfect sense, you’re 2 after all. For some reasons the cot is eight foot long, but you ignore that. Then you flick the remote and watch “hangmen also die” on BBC 1+ 400000 on the inch flat screen. Happy days..
DDRopDeadly, Mar 29 2018

       I can remember when nostalgia was better.
MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 29 2018

       <smiles knowingly at nurse who is tucking tartan blanket around [MB]'s legs prior to helping him drink his cocoa/>
8th of 7, Mar 29 2018

       //I can remember when nostalgia was better.//   

       I miss the days when it was worse.
doctorremulac3, Mar 29 2018

       //they spend all their time on the internet visiting the same few websites.//   

       That's not like watching the same shows, it's like using the same television. No, it's like enjoying new episodes of the same show.
Voice, Mar 29 2018


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