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Technical staff staged a one-day strike at TV-AM in November 1987 because of a dispute centered on a charity feature. Such industrial action would ordinarily have forced the show off-air, but the management responded by locking out those affected. The show went ahead using entirely pre-recorded programming from the USA and Australia, most notably _"Batman" (1966/II)_ and Flipper
(1964) episodes from the 1960s. These were transmitted by a small management team and ratings actually increased as children began to switch on midweek. Over time, the management were supplanted by other members of staff and new recruits, and the live show gradually replaced the pre-recorded elements. The locked out staff were sacked in February 1988, and despite many on air problems the station continued to transmit until losing its licence in the 1991 franchise round. See more
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