ALL IN THE MONTH OF MARCH @ THE BBC

ALL IN THE MONTH OF MARCH @ THE BBC

jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG Wednesday 30th March 2022

 THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

ALL IN THE MONTH OF MARCH @ THE BBC

 Remembering key dates in the BBC’s history during the month of March

Dates programmes first broadcast unless stated otherwise.

1 March 1992                                       Truly Madly Deeply                            TV Drama

2 March 2002                                       Launch of BBC Four                          TV Channel

4 March 1946                                       Housewives’ Choice                            Radio record request programme

7 March 1965                                       Round the Horne                                 Light Programme Radio comedy

7 March 1978                                       Pennies From Heaven                        TV Drama

8 March 1978                                       The Hitch-Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy          TV Comedy

9 March 1987                                       French and Saunders                          TV Comedy

10 March 1966                                    The Frost Report                                 TV Light Entertainment                   

11 March 1991                                    World Service Television News       TV News

12 March 1928                                    First broadcast by the BBC Dance Orchestra

14 March 1938                                    Launch of the Latin American Service

18 March 1996                                    This Life                                                TV Drama Series

20 March 1990                                    First televised Budget speech           TV Current Affairs

23 March 1970                                    Up Pompeii                                           TV Comedy

24 March 1946                                    Letter From America                          Radio Current Affairs

25 March 2009                                    Newswipe with Charlie Brooker      TV Comedy Satire

26 March 2005                                    The return of Doctor Who                 TV Series Sci Fi

26 March 1960                                    Grand National televised                    TV Live Sport

27 March 1990                                    Troubleshooter                                     TV Business Reality Show

28 March 1956                                    Opening of new Crystal Palace transmitter

31 March 1965                                    Going for a Song                                 TV, an antiques quiz show

31 March 1997                                    Teletubbies begins                               TV Children’s

 

TOP TWENTY FIVE OF THE DAY

TOP TWENTY FIVE COUNTRIES WITH NO McDONALD’S

Franchise-free zones

After McDonalds pulled out of Russia what other countries do not have a McDonalds? Here’s a list of 25 of them.

It’s the world’s largest chain with over 36,000 locations in more than 100 countries, so you can rely on the fact there’s usually a McDonald’s close-by. However, there are a number of places the global chain has failed to nestle in due to reasons such as local wealth, tastes and politics. From Iceland and Barbados to North Korea, here’s where has rejected the Big Mac.

  1. Iceland
  2. Bermuda
  3. Kenya
  4. Cambodia
  5. Mongolia
  6. Nigeria
  7. North Macedonia
  8. Laos
  9. Iran
  10. Ghana
  11. Bolivia
  12. Zimbabwe
  13. Montenegro
  14. Afghanistan
  15. Yemen
  16. Jamaica
  17. Maldives
  18. Barbados
  19. Armenia
  20. Tonga
  21. Bangladesh
  22. Iraq
  23. Nepal
  24. Tunisia
  25. North Korea

REMEMBER: The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.

– Nicolas Chamfort

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY

“Happiness is not something readymade. It comes from your own actions.” —Dalai Lama

HAPPINESS IS…

Happiness is… Pennies From Heaven.

GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY

I’m finally upgrading from 1080p to 4K in January. It’s my new years resolution.

LOVE IS…

Love is…knowing God meant for you to be together.

TURN…TURN…TURN!

A time to see Tellytubbies for the first time…A time to hear Round the Horne for the first time.

 

 

 

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