Those were the days!

Times have changed l know – and l could never return to the heady days of regional tv in the 1980’s – even if l wanted to.
However, it is interesting to see that there is a Facebook group that share images and videos – amongst their members – from the heady days of HTV West and Wales.
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Recently that included a Christmas tape from 1987 – courtesy of Mr Lee Barnard. It is the sort of thing that the public is NOT meant to see but was an annual leg-pulling tradition – of dubious quality and content – for us insiders.
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I have put it on Facebook to share with my friends but l have pulled a few images from it to share with you.
Amongst them the lovely Annie St John – still miss her too.
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Miss you Annie.
There’s Jeremy Payne who went off to Anglia and came back to end up as MD of the company!
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Jeremy Payne.
There’s a younger me – of course – with REAL hair.
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Don’t remember what caused the face pull.
Dear Alison (Holloway) and the late John Abrams with a suspect carrot in the studio potting shed. Ali now lives – with her husband and family – in America where she is a successful television producer.
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What a character John was too.
Patricia Yorston reminding me of Jennifer Anniston in The Morning Show.
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Patricia – taking it easy.
The suave Mr Graham Purches.
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Striped ties were very ‘in’ then l think
and the late Brian Izzard who directed our Friday night LIVE show – The Weekend Starts Here!
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Brian at the helm.

I suppose l had better apologise to those of my colleagues who might see this item. Once in the public eye – you are never completely out of it!