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Marketing people have some odd ideas, don't they? Just because 'BBC-2' and 'kangaroo' rhyme, sort of, they decided to introduce the new channel with cartoon marsupials. Well, you would, wouldn't you? The public treated the idea with the contempt it deserved, and it was soon dropped. The opening night of the new channel was wrecked because Battersea Power Station went belly-up - an appropriate expression because the power station looked a bit like an inverted quadruped. Afterwards we all had to learn about 'low-loss' coax and the peculiarities of UHF propagation. The early UHF tuners had valves in them, and needed massive amounts of signal to produce a half-decent picture.

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