Tuesday, 4 September 2012

The Voice spinning chairs done by Derek Batey - LESSONS FOR MY KIDS


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Much is made of the 'spinning chairs' device on The Voice, and The Voice UK,


but they were in fact pioneered by British television visionary Derek Batey in the 1970's.



His Border Television daytime chatshow "Look Who's Talking" had a title sequence that ended with a reveal of the "Look Who's Talking Logo" printed on the back of his revolving seat.

He would then shuffle his chair round to turn to camera and start the show.

Could find nothing of this TV milestone online, but you get a tantalising glimpse of the chairs themselves here

PAT PHOENIX INTERVIEW


and here...

BARBARA WINDSOR INTERVIEW



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