Soldering with Adrian
This was not a programme or a short spoof. Sometime circa 1992/3, a number of techies were fixing things in P/X/002 on a Wednesday afternoon, and due to lack of space in the office/workshop, Adrian took whatever he was fixing into the studio to work on it. Some bright spark switched on a camera, pointed it at Adrian, and then went live to network...
The caption simply says "Soldering With Adrian" and the picture shows Adrian sat at a table, soldering. A scrolling caption invites viewers to ring YSTV on 2460 (amazingly still the same internal number as today) for soldering advice.
Soldering with Liz
Soldering with's third incarnation appeared in 2013 as Soldering with Liz, presented by Elizabeth Pascoe. Mike Chislett foolishly agreed to provide food for Liz and Robert on Election night, provided this series airs. It eventually got made as an 11 minute as-live studio show, with the first episode featuring new Technical Director Robert Walker and titled "Desoldering with Rob", taped when Liz, Robert and Christopher Parker were all in the station bored one evening in June 2013. It was broadcast between live episodes of Challenge Us To Talk and The Ultimate Challenge on 10 June. After too many drinks in V-Bar, a second episode was recorded on 17 June featuring Lucy Walters being taught to solder. This may be the start of an actual serial programme, an example of taking the joke too far. Many people haven't spotted that the show is a spoof.
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