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31st December 2010 - From Ant :

At this time of year I'm always reminded of how long it has been since Oracle disappeared - 18 years ago this evening in fact. With that in mind. thought you might like this. Bits and pieces of it have been floating around in various forms for a while but at the moment I think this is probably the most complete and restored version of the full last night of Oracle. Sourced from an SVHS recording, processed with some teletext hardware that basically did its best to repair the pages from as many repeat cycles as it could make out, and - after much procrastination - a certain amount of human repair (that would be me then).

P111/01 ORACLE 111 Thu31 Dec ITV 2300:25
 ********  SOLDIER KILLED BY            
 ******** 'GLOATING' IRA GUNMEN         
 A soldier's wife, widowed by the IRA,  
 has told how his killers seemed to be  
 gloating as they gunned him down in    
 their North Belfast home.              
 "I will never forget the look on their 
 faces," said Tracey Waller, 23, who had
 only been married to Steven, also 23,  
 for seven months.                      
 "They were out to get him. They must   
 have emptied the whole magazine because
 I heard about six shots," she said.    
 Ranger Waller, of the Royal Irish      
 Regiment, was on leave from Cyprus. His
 father was killed by Loyalists in 1975.
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