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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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How to Watch: Talking Pictures TV

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As some channels are exclusive to one service alone, you may need to get receive more than one service to get all the channels you want. The coverage for Freeview differs too - those channels not provided by the public service "Freeview Light" transmitters the current coverage shown thus (54%), taken from Connected Nations Report 2017: Data analysis'

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Talking Pictures TV   82 (90%) 328 306

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

Freeview multiplex: Talking Pictures TV is on multiplex COM6 in england flagscotland flagnorthernireland flagwales flag.

Monday, 24 July 2017
Tommy Divers
6:48 PM

Hi Brian

The TV is connected same aerial which is a loft aerial which also has a booster I can't receive 101 or 115 although it says its HD

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7:40 PM

Tommy Divers: In that case your TV most likely doesn't have a DVB-T2 tuner which is needed to receive HD channels on Freeview. The HD badge is probably indicating that the screen can display a HD picture (either HD Ready or Full HD) rather than Freeview HD (which indicates that it has the correct tuner for HD channels on Freeview). Although Talking Pictures isn't broadcast in HD, it is carried on a HD multiplex (COM7) and you therefore need a TV capable of receiving HD channels to view it. You can easily upgrade your kitchen TV with a Freeview HD set top box such as the Manhattan HD-T2 for around 40 (see link below).

Manhattan Plaza HD-T2 Freeview HD Box with Apps: Electronics

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Tommy Divers
8:01 PM

Brian: Thank you so much for your help and your kind reply.

best Regards


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Thursday, 10 August 2017
Jason T
11:04 PM

g1Hi I have a Sony Bravia KDL-32EX403 which can receive Freeview HD. I can receive signal from Rowridge if I select South region when doing autotune. However Channel 81 (Talking Pictures) is unavailable, as are other Com 7 channels. Any ideas on a remedy gratefully received.

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Jason T's 1 post GB flag
Saturday, 12 August 2017

10:44 AM

Jason T:

We need a full post code for you location so that we can determine the reception conditions there and possibly see if there are alternatives.

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MikeP's 3,056 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 22 August 2017
9:33 PM

MikeB: I live in Braunton, North Devon, and despite retuning I cannot receive channel 81 without either breaking up or a blank black screen. just occasionally can I get a complete picture. Such a shame, as I would love to watch it much more than I can do...Very frustrating..

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10:44 PM

Francis: Whats your postcode, and are you tuned to the welsh transmitter? If you are, then you should get it if you have an HD tuner. But a postcode would be a help.

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Tuesday, 19 September 2017
Justice Hawkins
5:11 AM

Can't get Ch 81Talking Pictures in Nottingham
NG1 4HS. Is this a weak signal

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10:21 AM

Justice Hawkins: There are no reported problems with either Waltham or Sutton Coldfield, which both broadcast Talking Pictures and show good coverage at your location. Have you checked for any loose or damaged cables or connections behind your TV? Are you missing any other channels? Do not attempt to retune as this will only result in the missing channels being deleted and will never fix a problem with weak signal.

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Thursday, 21 September 2017
Richard Wells
2:01 PM

Brian: My elderly mother has a quite old Sony TV and connects via a standard Ariel . I recently purchased a 'Teknikal DVB T2 Full HD Box for her to watch 'Talking Pictures' but after scan it still does not pick it up.
Is there anything I can do to get this channel. Her postcode is RG2 9DL.

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