'As Time Goes By' Opening Credits POLL

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Thatcher and Reagan driving around in a golf cart 2
Swinging London/Union Jack Handbag/Mini-Skirt 2
Roger Bannister runs four minute mile 1
Fall of the Berlin Wall 1
Apollo 11 1
The Beatles 1
Solidarity/Solidarność 0
Coronation of Elizabeth II 0
Thatcher and Gorbachev 0
John and Norma Major outside 10 Downing Street 0
Falklands War 0
Prince Charles marries Diana Spencer 0
Iranian Embassy Siege 0
Jimmy Carter shakes hands with Leonid Brezhnev 0
England wins the 1966 World Cup 0
Harold Wilson outside 10 Downing Street 0
JFK 0
Harold Macmillan 0
Tony Blair greets supporters outside Downing Street (later seasons only, not featured in youtube clip) 0


my UK suburban lifestyle (soref), Friday, 8 November 2013 21:42 (5 months ago) Permalink

Does anyone know where the Harold Wilson clip is from?

my UK suburban lifestyle (soref), Friday, 8 November 2013 22:11 (5 months ago) Permalink

the thing runs in chronological order so i assume it's Wilson winning the general election in 64

. (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 9 November 2013 00:42 (5 months ago) Permalink

anyway, torn between Apollo 11 and fall of the Berlin Wall

. (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 9 November 2013 00:43 (5 months ago) Permalink

Apollo 11, me

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 9 November 2013 02:16 (5 months ago) Permalink

Does anyone know where the Harold Wilson clip is from?

Sorry, this should have said 'does anyone know where the Harold Macmillan clip is from'. The guys either side of him seem to be wearing medals? I was wondering about the JFK clip as well, I looked up videos of his inauguration speech and West Berlin speech but it doesn't seem to be either of those. I guess it might just be stock footage of Macmillan and JFK, not necessarily particularly iconic clips in themselves?

my UK suburban lifestyle (soref), Saturday, 9 November 2013 09:06 (5 months ago) Permalink

The 70s seem very underrepresented in this sequence? We jump straight from Apollo 11 to Carter and Brezhnev, which I guess is late 70s or early 80s, and that's it. Would the 70s have been too recent at this point to seem 'iconic' like JFK, Bobby Moore etc, but not recent enough to be fresh in the memory like Solidarity etc? Would iconic 70s images be too grim/negative for the mood the show is going for? I would have expected some representation of the three-day week/strikes/power cuts in this sort of thing, maybe there's not an iconic image that easily sum up this idea?

my UK suburban lifestyle (soref), Saturday, 9 November 2013 09:13 (5 months ago) Permalink

In general it seems to be quite a Daily Mail friendly version of the recent past, but that would be inevitable with something like this?

my UK suburban lifestyle (soref), Saturday, 9 November 2013 09:16 (5 months ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Sunday, 10 November 2013 00:01 (5 months ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Monday, 11 November 2013 00:01 (5 months ago) Permalink

I hadn't expected 'Thatcher and Reagan driving around in a golf cart' to be so popular.

One Trick Over-Painted Pony (soref), Monday, 11 November 2013 11:51 (5 months ago) Permalink

Is it possibly gerund related?
'Jimmy Carter shaking hands with Leonid Brezhnev'
'Tony Blair greeting supporters outside Downing Street (later seasons only, not featured in youtube clip)'

One Trick Over-Painted Pony (soref), Monday, 11 November 2013 11:53 (5 months ago) Permalink

does anyone know where the Harold Macmillan clip is from

I would guess it's the "Winds of Change" speech, which was *goes off to consult Wikipedia* 1960! So almost certainly then.

Thomas K Amphong (Tom D.), Monday, 11 November 2013 11:55 (5 months ago) Permalink

I thought that, but when I looked it up on google the pictures seem to indicate it's not (there's no video I can find).

One Trick Over-Painted Pony (soref), Monday, 11 November 2013 12:09 (5 months ago) Permalink

One Trick Over-Painted Pony (soref), Monday, 11 November 2013 12:10 (5 months ago) Permalink

I forgot to vote in this btw, probably would have gone for Solidarity.

One Trick Over-Painted Pony (soref), Monday, 11 November 2013 12:11 (5 months ago) Permalink

(xp) Yeah, bit of cheating going on there I think by the Beeb

Thomas K Amphong (Tom D.), Monday, 11 November 2013 12:15 (5 months ago) Permalink

Four minute mile was 1954 so that should really be after Macmillan if it is in chronological order (that is Roger Bannister running four minute mile isn't it)

Placing Moptop era Beatles getting of a plane after the 66 World Cup and Swinging London seems and odd choice

One Trick Over-Painted Pony (soref), Monday, 11 November 2013 12:16 (5 months ago) Permalink

And "You've never had it so good" was after the 4 minute mile (and I doubt that's on film anyway)

Thomas K Amphong (Tom D.), Monday, 11 November 2013 12:19 (5 months ago) Permalink

I've had an irrational hatred of Roger Bannister since the induction day at my current job included a speech about how prior to 1954 no-one had ever run a four minute mile and doctors said it was impossible, and then after Bannister like six people managed it in the next decade or something because of self belief and positive thinking, the gist being that if we thought management was setting unrealistic targets for us we should suck it up and work harder.

One Trick Over-Painted Pony (soref), Monday, 11 November 2013 12:24 (5 months ago) Permalink


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