Sunday, 16 October 2011

14. The Gentle Touch: Blade (LWT, ITV, 9 May 1980, Series 1, Episode 5)

A convincingly functional headline from the
Standard. Of interest is what the surrounding genuine headlines tell us about the preoccupations of 1980 readers; "Steelmen stay out in row over cutbacks - 'Now sort out the jobs'" tells a convoluted story, while, "Peters and Lee to split up" suggests that it was a pretty thin newsday.

Sunday, 2 October 2011

13. Bergerac: A Miracle Every Week (BBC1, Series 2, Episode 7, 20 March 1983)

I'm unpersuaded by this edition of the Jersey Evening Post. There's no narrative interest for the reader in this lead story, and the headline is so drearily factual that its hard to see what the motivation is to read on.