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May 13 TV Trends: Effort Gags

TV Trends: Effort Gags

Simon Pitt | Sunday 13th May 2012

Simon looks at the trend in television programmes for adding in detailed jokes that require you to pause the programme to read them. And also at some missed opportunities, where he paused the TV and found nothing to read.


Apr 21 TV Trends: Big White Text

TV Trends: Big White Text

Simon Pitt | Saturday 21st April 2012

Simon looks at the recent trend for using large white text for programme titles.


Aug 28 TV Trends: 2.35:1 matte strikes again

TV Trends: 2.35:1 matte strikes again

Robert Weedon | Sunday 28th August 2011

BBC Two is about to lose 20% of their drama output! Well, screen output anyway. Robert revisits the TV trend of using fake widescreen bars as they sneak their way onto BBC Two's "original British drama" strand.


Jun 8 TV Trends: Conspicuous cameras

TV Trends: Conspicuous cameras

Robert Weedon | Tuesday 8th June 2010

The invisible wall between 'on and off camera' has been broken down in recent years. Robert examines why.


Feb 19 TV Trends: Drama goes live

TV Trends: Drama goes live

Robert Weedon | Friday 19th February 2010

As Eastenders celebrates its 25th anniversary by going out live, Image Dissectors discusses how it has revived a once-common TV tradition.


Feb 8 TV Trends: Darkening horizons

TV Trends: Darkening horizons

Robert Weedon | Monday 8th February 2010

So what's the secret of Top Gear's success? Apart from the cars, the presenters and everything else, it could be this effect.


Jan 24 TV Trends: A spoonful of crime

TV Trends: A spoonful of crime

Robert Weedon | Sunday 24th January 2010

Robert looks on as crime and medicine series spin themselves into oblivion.


Jan 13 TV trends: Casual concessions

TV trends: Casual concessions

Robert Weedon | Wednesday 13th January 2010

With so-called 'channel surfing' becoming the ghost behind the wardrobe of programme makers, Robert looks into why they're concerned, and questions whether their fear is justified.


Sep 23 TV trends: Televisual letterboxes

TV trends: Televisual letterboxes

Robert Weedon | Wednesday 23rd September 2009

Robert highlights the recent rise in the fake 2.35:1 letterbox on television.


Aug 3 TV trends: The Working Title Show

TV trends: The Working Title Show

Robert Weedon | Monday 3rd August 2009

Nothing to do with the film production company, in this article, Robert bemoans the lack of originality in new programme names, and the rise of the "Working Title title".


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