Page 43. A full-page advert for the Millionaires card game. To play along you have to watch Carlton on Tuesday at 7:30. There’s always a catch, isn’t there.
Page 44. A page of satellite and cable TV listings, including long-gone channels such as The Family Channel and Wire TV.
Page 45. A page of radio listings, including all the national and local London stations such as BBC GLR, Jazz FM, and Melody FM.
Page 46. Horoscopes with Patric Walker, and also some celebrity birthdays. Helena Bonham-Carter is 29 today.
Page 50. A business article entitled “Don’t be afraid as machines take control” which informs us “Barclays has a special unit looking at the ways the group can benefit from using new electronics. It already pumps product information on to the Internet and is set to launch an Internet shopping service next week”.
Page 52. The comic strips page. This is another thing you don’t get in the Standard any more. There are five strips, Modesty Blaise, The Wizard Of Id, Augusta, Bristow, and Garfield. Bristow was a particularly long-running strip (indeed, this is episode 9,452). Also on the page is a recipe, Bridge, Chess, and crosswords.
Page 53. The letters page. You couldn’t email in those days though so make sure your fax machine is ready. And there’s another crossword!
Page 54. The start of some pages of theatre reviews and lots of adverts for gigs and new films coming out. Who remembers the likes of Richie Rich, Bullets Over Broadway, A Feast At Midnight, and Circle Of Friends now?
Page 73. The start of the Sport section. Because the football season has just about ended, there is little coverage. There is a lot about other sports though, including the ongoing Rugby World Cup, newcomer Greg Rusedski hoping to do well at Wimbledon, and cricket results.
Page 76. Features an advert for the short-lived cable channel Channel One. There always seemed to be a lot of adverts for that channel in the Standard, I can’t find anything online so I’m not sure if there was a connection, it was probably the London Live of its day.
Page 80. The back page which features the headline “Atherton Inspires England” in the cricket, how Nick Faldo is doing in the golf, and another crossword. And that brings issue 51,844 of the Evening Standard to an end.
This piece is intended to be a one-off but I do have a few more vintage editions of the Evening Standard around but none as old as this one so I might look at another one soon if people found this interesting. Also, this is my 99th post on here so in my 100th tomorrow I’ll take the chance to look back at the classic TV shows that I’ve reviewed already and reveal the ones that are still to come, plus a few other things that I have lined up for the future.