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Old TV Phone Numbers

Post by ColonelK » Sat May 31, 2008 5:22 pm

Where do all the old phone numbers used on 80s TV programmes go to?

Going Lives number used to be 0181 811 8181.

I know all the London codes got changed to 0207 and 0208 years ago, but I don't know how they decided who got which code.

And does anyone remember any old phone numbers from other 80s shows?

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Post by Dudley » Sat May 31, 2008 6:00 pm

0207 is central london, 0208 is greater london or possibly the other way round, despite living in London I've no idea.
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Post by The Master » Sat May 31, 2008 6:17 pm

ColonelK wrote:Going Lives number used to be 0181 811 8181.
And long before that, the same number - in its 01 811 8181 incarnation - was first used for Noel Edmonds' Multicoloured Swap Shop... replacing the old favourite 01 811 8055 as it was presumably easier to remember...?
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Post by necronom » Sat May 31, 2008 7:15 pm

The Master wrote:the old favourite 01 811 8055
That's the one I remember.

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Post by TMR » Sat May 31, 2008 7:23 pm

necronom wrote:
The Master wrote:the old favourite 01 811 8055
That's the one I remember.
Yeah, that one stuck with me to be honest.

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Post by The Master » Sun Jun 01, 2008 2:47 am

Actually, according to this it seems I was wrong:

http://www.saturdaymornings.co.uk/featu ... call.shtml

...which is really odd, because not too long ago I definitely saw a clip of something - with Noel Edmonds - that did use 01 811 8181.

I actually feel slightly spooked out now. By a telephone number. Christ :lol:
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Post by James Bond » Sun Jun 01, 2008 6:03 am

Nickelodeon:


0800 801 801


Might still be in use, I don't know wether to try it or not.
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Post by felgekarp » Sun Jun 01, 2008 6:38 am

Wasn't chatback 0898 505050 ?
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Post by ColonelK » Sun Jun 01, 2008 6:11 pm

Does anyone fancy ringing up all the old numbers to see where they go nowadays, but recording the conversation so we can all listen?

Thats the sort of thing that I would love to do, but I'm, erm, shy.

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Re: Old TV Phone Numbers

Post by ToxieDogg » Sun Jun 01, 2008 8:08 pm

ColonelK wrote:Where do all the old phone numbers used on 80s TV programmes go to?

Going Lives number used to be 0181 811 8181.

I know all the London codes got changed to 0207 and 0208 years ago, but I don't know how they decided who got which code.

And does anyone remember any old phone numbers from other 80s shows?
I remember Going Live's telephone number because they used to sing it. That brings back memories and makes me feel old :(
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Post by STranger81 » Mon Jun 02, 2008 5:13 am

The Big Breakfast

0181 985 1111 or fax 0181 811 2222

I should remember that forever due to annoying my parents by ringing every morning to try to play the games!
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