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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).

P113/02 ORACLE 113 Thu31 Dec ITV 2249:47
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 ******** VICTIM TEMPTED                
 ******** LIONS WITH CHICKENS           
 The man mauled in the lions' den at    
 London Zoo was seen throwing oven-ready
 chickens into the enclosure before he  
 was dragged to the ground.             
 Eyewitness Michael Coleman said: "I    
 thought it was a bit odd, because you  
 are not supposed to feed the animals so
 I went off to find a zookeeper."       
 His wife, Kate, said a zookeeper had   
 shouted at the man to get out, but he  
 appeared "quite calm" as he walked     
 towards the lions.                     
 "He shouted something, then a male lion
 jumped on him, brought him down,got him
 around the waist and began biting him."
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