Station Ident: Southend Weekend Television

January 23rd, 2010 | station ident

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When I was a kid, you see (and when everything in my world was the colour of the above photo), weekends meant the usual ITV station, Thames, segued to London Weekend Television. Which, when you were a kid in a country that only had three television channels, was kind of a big deal. Also, it meant regular morning broadcasting. Which, if you’re of my generation, meant Sally James in thighboots.

Anyway. Here I am. All kinds of things swimming through my head today, and I’m waiting for one of them to meet a hook. Good afternoon. This is warren ellis dot com.


3 Responses to “Station Ident: Southend Weekend Television”

  1. Sally James. Oh yeah.
    Remember how on Tiswas she used to get sent garters made from the cap bands of various Royal Navy vessels by lusty sailors and she’d display them on her fishnet-clad thighs? Children’s Saturday morning TV at its finest.

  2. Never heard of Sally James in Canada. Googled and…damn! Such a sheltered childhood I had. Actually I was in My 20s by then but for sure I’d have been watching.
    Apparently she’s still creating a stir:
    http://satyremagazine.blogspot.com/2009/03/bellshill-man-sues-sally-james.html?zx=46bf683c1705edec

  3. Oh Sally James. Saturday mornings have never been quite the same since. You might enjoy this:

    http://caughtinthemiddleman.wordpress.com/2008/05/28/what-does-an-eye-taste-like/