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Talking Pictures TV is the home of Vintage and Classic Programming targeting the over 65 demographic with a range of Films and Entertainment from the 1930's onwards. We are the home of the good old fashioned black and white afternoon film, available throughout the day.

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Talking Pictures TV   81 (90%) 328 306

Regional content: National channel with no regional content or variations.

Freeview multiplex: Talking Pictures TV is on multiplex COM6 in england flagEngland scotland flagScotland northernireland flagNorthern Ireland wales flagWales .

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Tuesday, 22 October 2019
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Elizabeth Foster
4:30 PM

I was able to get Ch.81 Talking Pictures but now I can no longer get it. Why is this and where can it be and why has it disappeared? I live in New Milton, Hampshire.

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Wednesday, 23 October 2019
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Chris.SE
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12:29 AM

Elizabeth Foster:

I can't find any reports of transmitter faults assuming you are receiving your signals from the Rowridge Transmitter (your aerial should be pointing roughly ESE) but we'd need a full postcode to be certain of that.

When was last time you managed to receive it? Is it back now, there may have been a temporary fault with the channel? Is the channel still listed in your EPG? If it's missing from the EPG try a retune for the COM6/ArqB multiplex UHF channel 28 at Rowridge.

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Chris.SE's 874 posts GB
Tuesday, 7 January 2020
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David Slarks
7:49 PM

Channel 81 ( talking pictures) has disappeared from the Bluebell Hill transmitter. Anyone else having the same problem?

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Chris.SE
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10:44 PM

Brian:

I can't find any reports elsewhere of similar problems, nor any reports of transmitter problems from Freeview or the BBC, nor on the Bluebell Hill transmitter page here.
Are you/have you been also missing other channels on the ArqB multiplex? see https://www.freeview.co.uk/corporate/platform-management/channel-listings

There's still some weather related Tropospheric Propagation around affecting some - https://www.bbc.co.uk/reception/help-guides/freeview/effect-of-tropospheric-ducting-on-freeview
I put a long post on the Bluebell Hill page a week ago.

If you have retuned and lost correct tuning, you will have to try again and it could be hit and miss whilst the unusual propagation continues. If you are able to do a manual tune for the correct UHF channels, you may still receive interference or the wrong programmes. For Bluebell Hill the correct UHF channels are C32, C34, C40, C43, C46 for the SD multiplexes, C45,C55,C56 for the HD multiplexes and C21 for the Local Multiplex. Reception of particular multiplexes, especially the COMs7&8 and Local will depend very much on location.

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Chris.SE
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10:47 PM

David Slarks:

The above post should have been addressed to you but a bug on these pages addressed it to Brian which I didn't spot.

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