I'd Like To Help!
That's good, because in order to build up this resource we need you to dig out those old newspapers, TV Times and Radio Times to see what you can find.
The generation of the HTML pages here is automated, because otherwise it would be a big job maintaining all the indices and links. Therefore if you are going to help out, it will assist if you send your listing submissions in a standardised format.
Send an ASCII text file, either as an email or attachment, to email@example.com You will receive an automatic acknowledgement.
The file should contain:
FROM Your name SRCE The Source of your listing (eg Radio Times) DATE The Date of the listing, in the format 31/12/1998
CHAN The Channel (eg BBC1, BBC1 Wales, ITV London, Westward)
And then each programme, one per line:
07:00 Breakfast News 09:00 Some Daytime Rubbish 12:00 The Lunchtime Quiz 13:00 The One O Clock News
Please note: Use 24 hour clock notation, a colon ":" and leading zeroes where appropriate plus a space between time and title.
If you want to include further details about each programme, then you can, but please use a | vertical bar | to separate the programme title from the additional details. You can supply two different types of additional detail, the first is highlighted next to the programme title, the second is placed underneath. Here are some examples:
19:30 Eastenders|New Series|The first episode of a new soap set in Walford, East London.
19:30 Eastenders New Series
The first episode of a new soap set in Walford, East London.
17:10 Animal Magic|Black and White
17:10 Animal Magic Black and White
19:00 Wogan||Interviews Madonna
Note the last example, if you don't have "New Series", "Colour", "Black and White" or something similar as a note, then put two || characters.
Please don't use programme time ranges (eg 09:00 - 09:30). Please do include the end of a programme by adding an additional entry after it:
09:00 Mastermind 09:30 Close
11:00 Play School 11:25 Close
Finally, for additional channels or stations, just add a new channel line, and then continue the listing. Here's a full example:
FROM Darren Meldrum URL http://www.meldrum.co.uk/mywebsite/ DATE 31/12/92 SRCE Radio Times, price 10p NOTES The last day of braodcasting for three ITV franchises CHAN BBC1 09:00 The first programme|Repeat|This was the first programme of the day. 09:30 The second programme||Not very interesting. 10:00 CLOSE CHAN BBC1 Wales INTRO As BBC1 except: 09:30 A Welsh Variation CHAN ITV Thames (London) NOTES Last Day of broadcasting for Thames 10:00 Thames News 10:30 Close CHAN ITV TVS INTRO As Thames except: 11:00 Coast to Coast
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