Scandinavia is a region in Northern Europe, with strong historical and linguistic ties. The term Scandinavia in local usage covers the three kingdoms of Denmark and Sweden; the majority national languages of these three, belong to the Scandinavian dialect continuum, are mutually intelligible North Germanic languages. In English usage, Scandinavia sometimes refers to the Scandinavian Peninsula, or to the broader region including Finland and Iceland, always known locally as the Nordic countries. While part of the Nordic countries, the remote Norwegian islands of Svalbard and Jan Mayen are not in Scandinavia, nor is Greenland, a constituent country within the Kingdom of Denmark; the Faroe Islands are sometimes included. The name Scandinavia referred to the former Danish, now Swedish, region of Scania. Scandinavia and Scandinavian entered usage in the late 18th century, being introduced by the early linguistic and cultural Scandinavist movement; the majority of the population of Scandinavia are descended from several North Germanic tribes who inhabited the southern part of Scandinavia and spoke a Germanic language that evolved into Old Norse.
Icelanders and the Faroese are to a significant extent descended from the Norse and are therefore seen as Scandinavian. Finland is populated by Finns, with a minority of 5% of Swedish speakers. A small minority of Sami people live in the extreme north of Scandinavia; the Danish and Swedish languages form a dialect continuum and are known as the Scandinavian languages—all of which are considered mutually intelligible with one another. Faroese and Icelandic, sometimes referred to as insular Scandinavian languages, are intelligible in continental Scandinavian languages only to a limited extent. Finnish and Meänkieli are related to each other and more distantly to the Sami languages, but are unrelated to the Scandinavian languages. Apart from these, German and Romani are recognized minority languages in parts of Scandinavia. "Scandinavia" refers to Denmark and Sweden. Some sources argue for the inclusion of the Faroe Islands and Iceland, though that broader region is known by the countries concerned as Norden, or the Nordic countries.
The use of "Scandinavia" as a convenient general term for Denmark and Sweden is recent. According to some historians, it was adopted and introduced in the eighteenth century, at a time when the ideas about a common heritage started to appear and develop into early literary and linguistic Scandinavism. Before this time, the term "Scandinavia" was familiar to classical scholars through Pliny the Elder's writings and was used vaguely for Scania and the southern region of the peninsula; as a political term, Scandinavia was first used by students agitating for pan-Scandinavianism in the 1830s. The popular usage of the term in Sweden and Norway as a unifying concept became established in the nineteenth century through poems such as Hans Christian Andersen's "I am a Scandinavian" of 1839. After a visit to Sweden, Andersen became a supporter of early political Scandinavism. In a letter describing the poem to a friend, he wrote: "All at once I understood how related the Swedes, the Danes and the Norwegians are, with this feeling I wrote the poem after my return:'We are one people, we are called Scandinavians!'".
The clearest example of the use of Scandinavia is Finland, based on the fact that most of modern-day Finland was part of the Swedish kingdom for hundreds of years, thus to much of the world associating Finland with all of Scandinavia. However, the creation of a Finnish identity is unique in the region in that it was formed in relation to two different imperial models, the Swedish and the Russian, as described by the University of Jyväskylä based editorial board of the Finnish journal Yearbook of Political Thought and Conceptual History. Various promotional agencies of the Nordic countries in the United States serve to promote market and tourism interests in the region. Today, the five Nordic heads of state act as the organization's patrons and according to the official statement by the organization its mission is "to promote the Nordic region as a whole while increasing the visibility of Denmark, Iceland and Sweden in New York City and the United States"; the official tourist boards of Scandinavia sometimes cooperate under one umbrella, such as the Scandinavian Tourist Board.
The cooperation was introduced for the Asian market in 1986, when the Swedish national tourist board joined the Danish national tourist board to coordinate intergovernmental promotion of the two countries. Norway's government entered one year later. All five Nordic governments participate in the joint promotional efforts in the United States through the Scandinavian Tourist Board of North America. While the term "Scandinavia" is used for Denmark and Sweden, the term "Nordic countries" is used unambiguously for Denmark, Sweden and Iceland, including their associated territories. Scandinavia can thus be considered a subset of the Nordic countries. Furthermore, the term Fennoscandia refers to Scandinavia and Karelia, excluding Denmark and overseas territories, but the usage of this term is restricted to geology when speaking of the Fennoscandian Shield. In addition to the mainland Scandinavian countries of: Denmark Norway (constitutional monarchy with a parliament
The Czech Republic known by its short-form name, Czechia, is a landlocked country in Central Europe bordered by Germany to the west, Austria to the south, Slovakia to the east and Poland to the northeast. The Czech Republic covers an area of 78,866 square kilometres with a temperate continental climate and oceanic climate, it is a unitary parliamentary republic, with 10.6 million inhabitants. Other major cities are Brno, Ostrava and Pilsen; the Czech Republic is a member of the European Union, NATO, the OECD, the United Nations, the OSCE, the Council of Europe. It is a developed country with an advanced, high income export-oriented social market economy based in services and innovation; the UNDP ranks the country 14th in inequality-adjusted human development. The Czech Republic is a welfare state with a "continental" European social model, a universal health care system, tuition-free university education and is ranked 14th in the Human Capital Index, it ranks as the 6th safest or most peaceful country and is one of the most non-religious countries in the world, while achieving strong performance in democratic governance.
The Czech Republic includes the historical territories of Bohemia and Czech Silesia. The Czech state was formed in the late 9th century as the Duchy of Bohemia under the Great Moravian Empire. After the fall of the Empire in 907, the centre of power transferred from Moravia to Bohemia under the Přemyslid dynasty. In 1002, the duchy was formally recognized as an Imperial State of the Holy Roman Empire along with the Kingdom of Germany, the Kingdom of Burgundy, the Kingdom of Italy, numerous other territories, becoming the Kingdom of Bohemia in 1198 and reaching its greatest territorial extent in the 14th century. Beside Bohemia itself, the King of Bohemia ruled the lands of the Bohemian Crown, holding a vote in the election of the Holy Roman Emperor. In the Hussite Wars of the 15th century driven by the Protestant Bohemian Reformation, the kingdom faced economic embargoes and defeated five consecutive crusades proclaimed by the leaders of the Catholic Church. Following the Battle of Mohács in 1526, the whole Crown of Bohemia was integrated into the Habsburg Monarchy alongside the Archduchy of Austria and the Kingdom of Hungary.
The Protestant Bohemian Revolt against the Catholic Habsburgs led to the Thirty Years' War. After the Battle of the White Mountain, the Habsburgs consolidated their rule, eradicated Protestantism and reimposed Catholicism, adopted a policy of gradual Germanization; this contributed to the anti-Habsburg sentiment. A long history of resentment of the Catholic Church followed and still continues. With the dissolution of the Holy Roman Empire in 1806, the Bohemian Kingdom became part of the German Confederation 1815-1866 as part of Austrian Empire and the Czech language experienced a revival as a consequence of widespread romantic nationalism. In the 19th century, the Czech lands became the industrial powerhouse of the monarchy and were subsequently the core of the Republic of Czechoslovakia, formed in 1918 following the collapse of the Austro-Hungarian Empire after World War I. Czechoslovakia remained the only democracy in this part of Europe in the interwar period. However, the Czech part of Czechoslovakia was occupied by Germany in World War II, while the Slovak region became the Slovak Republic.
Most of the three millions of the German-speaking minority were expelled following the war. The Communist Party of Czechoslovakia won the 1946 elections and after the 1948 coup d'état, Czechoslovakia became a one-party communist state under Soviet influence. In 1968, increasing dissatisfaction with the regime culminated in a reform movement known as the Prague Spring, which ended in a Soviet-led invasion. Czechoslovakia remained occupied until the 1989 Velvet Revolution, when the communist regime collapsed and market economy was reintroduced. On 1 January 1993, Czechoslovakia peacefully dissolved, with its constituent states becoming the independent states of the Czech Republic and Slovakia; the Czech Republic joined NATO in 1999 and the EU in 2004. The traditional English name "Bohemia" derives from Latin "Boiohaemum", which means "home of the Boii"; the current English name comes from the Polish ethnonym associated with the area, which comes from the Czech word Čech. The name comes from the Slavic tribe and, according to legend, their leader Čech, who brought them to Bohemia, to settle on Říp Mountain.
The etymology of the word Čech can be traced back to the Proto-Slavic root *čel-, meaning "member of the people. The country has been traditionally divided into three lands, namely Bohemia in the west, Moravia in the east, Czech Silesia in the northeast. Known as the lands of the Bohemian Crown since the 14th century, a number of other names for the country have been used, including Czech/Bohemian lands, Bohemian Crown and the lands of the Crown of Saint Wenceslas; when the country regained its independence after the dissolution of the Austro-Hungarian empire in 1918, the new name of Czechoslovakia was coined to reflect the union of the Czech and Slovak nations within the one country. After Czechoslovakia dissolved in 1992, the Czech part lac
Camden Town shortened to Camden, is a district of northwest London, England, 2.5 miles north of Charing Cross. It is the administrative centre of the London Borough of Camden, identified in the London Plan as one of 34 major centres in Greater London. Laid out as a residential district from 1791 and part of the manor of Kentish Town and the parish of St Pancras, Camden Town became an important location during the early development of the railways, which reinforced its position on the London canal network; the area's industrial economic base has been replaced by service industries such as retail and entertainment. The area now hosts street markets and music venues that are associated with alternative culture. Camden Town is named after 1st Earl Camden, his earldom was styled after his estate, Camden Place near Chislehurst in Kent owned by historian William Camden. The name, which appears on the Ordnance Survey map of 1822, was applied to the early-20th-century Camden Town Group of artists and the London Borough of Camden, created in 1965.
Camden Town stands on land, once the manor of Kentish Town. Sir Charles Pratt, a radical 18th-century lawyer and politician, acquired the manor through marriage. In 1791, he started granting leases for houses to be built in the manor. In 1816, the Regent's Canal was built through the area. Up to at least the mid-20th century, Camden Town was considered an "unfashionable" locality; the Camden markets, which started in 1973 and have grown since attract many visitors. A 1993 bomb blast injured 18 people in High Street. On 9 February 2008 Camden Lock Village known as Camden Lock market, suffered a major fire, but there were no injuries, it has since recovered. Camden Town in the Metropolitan Borough of St Pancras, became part of the London Borough of Camden when it was created in 1965. Camden Town is contained in the following political constituencies for different purposes, listed with some incumbents as of 2017: Camden London Borough Council: London Borough of Camden. 54 councillors, Labour control.
Camden Town with Primrose Hill, returns three Borough councillors. UK Parliament: Holborn and St Pancras. Keir Starmer, Labour Party. London Assembly: Barnet and Camden. Andrew Dismore, Labour Party. European Parliament: London. Returns eight MEPs. Four Labour, two Conservative, one Green, one UKIP. Camden Town is on flat ground at 100 feet above sea level, 2.5 miles north-northwest of Charing Cross. To the north are the hills of Hampstead and Highgate; the culverted, subterranean River Fleet flows from its source on Hampstead Heath through Camden Town south to the Thames. The Regent's Canal runs through the north of Camden Town. At the end of the 20th century entertainment-related businesses and a Holiday Inn began moving into the area. A number of retail and food chain outlets replaced independent shops, driven out by high rents and redevelopment. Restaurants with a variety of culinary traditions thrived, many of them near the markets, on Camden High Street and its side streets, Chalk Farm Road, Bayham Street.
The plan to redevelop the historic Stables Market led to a steel and glass extension, built on the edges of the site in 2006, increased the market's capacity. Camden is well known for its markets; these date from 1974 or except for Inverness Street market, for over a century a small food market serving the local community, though by 2013 all foodstuff and produce stalls had gone, leaving only touristy stalls. Camden Lock market proper started in a former timber yard in 1973, is now surrounded by five more markets: Buck Street market, Stables market, Camden Lock village, an indoor market in the Electric Ballroom; the markets are a major tourist attraction at weekends, selling goods of all types, including fashion, books, junk/antiques and more bizarre items. While open on Sundays only, market activity extended throughout the week, though concentrating on weekends. Camden Town Tube station is near other attractions, it is a key interchange station for the Bank, Charing Cross and High Barnet Northern line branches.
The station was not designed to cope with the volume of traffic it handles since the area increased in popularity. It is crowded at weekends, and, as of 2011, is closed to outbound passengers on Sunday afternoons for safety reasons. London Underground has made many proposals to upgrade the station. In 2004 a proposal requiring the compulsory purchase and demolition of'the Triangle'—land bordered by Kentish Town Road, Buck Street and Camden High Street—was rejected by Camden Council after opposition from local people. Chalk Farm and Mornington Crescent tube stations serve the area, it was planned to redevelop the station between 2020 and 2024/5, with less demolition than proposed but the redevelopment was postponed in December 2018 by TfL "until we have the funds we need". Camden Town tube station is exit-only at times when market-related traffic would cause dangerous overcrowding on the narrow platforms. At these times, alternative stations within walking distance are Mornington Crescent, Chalk Farm, Kentish Town.
Camden Road is a London Overground station at the corner of Royal College Camden Road. It is on the line from Richmond in the West to Stratford station in the East; the nearest National Rail station is Kentish Town on the Thameslink route on
Ian Robert Maxwell, born Ján Ludvík Hyman Binyamin Hoch, was a British media proprietor and Member of Parliament. From Czechoslovakia, Maxwell rose from poverty to build an extensive publishing empire. After his death, huge discrepancies in his companies' finances were revealed, including his fraudulent misappropriation of the Mirror Group pension fund. Early in his life, Maxwell escaped from Nazi occupation, joined the Czechoslovak Army in exile in World War II and was decorated after active service in the British Army. In subsequent years he worked in publishing. After six years as an MP during the 1960s, he again put all his energy into business, successively buying the British Printing Corporation, Mirror Group Newspapers and Macmillan Publishers, among other publishing companies. Maxwell had a flamboyant lifestyle, living in Headington Hill Hall in Oxford, from which he flew in his helicopter, sailing in his luxury yacht, the Lady Ghislaine, he was notably litigious and embroiled in controversy, including about his support for Israel at the time of the 1948 Palestine war.
In 1989, he had to sell successful businesses, including Pergamon Press, to cover some of his debts. In 1991, his body was discovered floating in the Atlantic Ocean, having fallen overboard from his yacht, he was buried in Jerusalem. Maxwell's death triggered the collapse of his publishing empire as banks called in loans, his sons attempted to keep the business together, but failed as the news emerged that the elder Maxwell had stolen hundreds of millions of pounds from his own companies' pension funds. The Maxwell companies applied for bankruptcy protection in 1992. Maxwell was born into a poor Yiddish-speaking Orthodox Jewish family in the small town of Slatinské Doly in the easternmost province of pre-World War II Czechoslovakia, his parents were Hannah Slomowitz. He had six siblings. In 1939, the area was reclaimed by Hungary. Most members of his family died in Auschwitz after Hungary was occupied in 1944 by Nazi Germany, but he had escaped to France. In Marseille, he joined the Czechoslovak Army in exile in May 1940.
After the defeat in France and the retreat to Great Britain, Maxwell took part in a protest against the leadership of the Czechoslovak Army, with 500 other soldiers he was transferred to the Royal Pioneer Corps and to the North Staffordshire Regiment in 1943. He was involved in action across Europe, from the Normandy beaches to Berlin, achieved the rank of sergeant, he was promoted to the rank of captain. In January 1945, he received the Military Cross from Field Marshal Montgomery. Attached to the Foreign Office, he served in Berlin during the next two years in the press section. Maxwell naturalised as a British subject on 19 June 1946 and changed his name by deed of change of name on 30 June 1948. In 1945, he married Elisabeth "Betty" Meynard, a French Protestant, the couple had nine children over the next sixteen years: Michael, Christine, Karine, Ian and Ghislaine. In a 1995 interview, Elisabeth talked of how they were recreating his childhood family, victims of the Holocaust. Five of his children – Christine, Ian and Ghislaine – were employed within his companies.
Daughter Karine died of leukemia at age three, while Michael was injured in a car crash in 1961, at the age of fifteen, when his driver fell asleep at the wheel. Michael never died seven years later. After World War II, Maxwell used various contacts in the Allied occupation authorities to go into business, becoming the British and U. S. distributor for Springer Verlag, a publisher of scientific books. In 1951, he bought three-quarters of a minor publisher, they changed the name of the company to Pergamon Press and built it into a major publishing house. In 1964, representing the Labour Party, Maxwell was elected as Member of Parliament for Buckingham and re-elected in 1966, he gave an interview to The Times in 1968, in which he said the House of Commons provided him with a problem. "I can't get on with men", he commented. "I tried having male assistants at first. But it didn't work, they tend to be too independent. Men like to have individuality. Women can become an extension of the boss." Maxwell lost his seat in 1970 to the Conservative William Benyon.
He contested Buckingham again without success. At the beginning of 1969, it emerged; the Carr family, which owned the title, was incensed at the thought of a Czech immigrant with socialist politics gaining ownership and the board voted against Maxwell's bid without any dissent. The News of the World's editor Stafford Somerfield opposed Maxwell's bid in an October 1968 front page opinion piece, in which he referred to Maxwell's Czech origins and used his birth name, he wrote, "This is a British paper, run by British people...as British as roast beef and Yorkshire pudding... Let us keep it that way"; the tycoon who gained control was the Australian Rupert Murdoch, who that year acquired The Sun, which had previously interested Maxwell. In 1969, Saul Steinberg, head of "Leasco Data Processing Corporation", was interested in a strategic acquisition of Pergamon. Steinberg claimed that during negotiations, Maxwell falsely stated that a subsidiary responsible for publishing encyclopedias was profitable.
At the same time, Pergamon had been forced to reduce its profit forecasts for 1969 from £2.5 million to £2.05
Ray Cokes is an English television presenter. His father was an officer in the Royal Navy, stationed at various navy bases around the world. At age 15 they permanently moved back to Britain. At age 20 he had become a punk and moved to Belgium, where he took on various jobs, including being a DJ in a club and on a local radio station; this led to a job as a music presenter on Belgian national TV channel RTBF in 1982, where he presented the show Rox Box which featured alternative music videos and live studio performances. His success led to additional music video shows on Music Box; when MTV Europe launched in 1987 he became a Video Jockey there. Arguably his most popular programme was Vanthilt, with co-presenter Marcel Vanthilt. Between 1992 and 1995, Cokes hosted MTV Europe's live television series MTV's Most Wanted, an award-winning daily show which soon became the most popular one on MTV Europe and gave a break to presenters such as Davina McCall. After it ended in 1995, Cokes got a weekly 90-minute show X-Ray Vision, not as successful.
He left MTV Europe in 1996. In 1994, Cokes released a single titled "Simply Sexy!" under the name Ray Cokes & the Sex Gods featuring Al Agami, the song's title referring to one of the catchphrases used in Most Wanted. Cokes presented Channel Four's hit 1990s TV show Wanted. Cokes' subsequent work includes presenting En Direct de from 2005 to 2009, broadcast on the French television station France 4. Cokes worked as the compère for the White Concert, a live concert recorded in Horsens, Denmark, in November 2008 due to the 40-year jubilee of the Beatles' eponymous White Album. In late 2008 he moved to Berlin and in 2009 to Antwerp, declaring that he would like to settle there permanently. During the summer of 2009, Cokes and Jean Blaute co-hosted Tournée Générale, a 10-part exploration of Belgian beer around the world from Sputnik media, on Flemish channel Canvas. A second 10-part series was aired in a third in 2013 on the Belgian channel Eén. In September 2011, Cokes hosted the Sunday afternoon show Cokes calling on Classic 21, one of the radio stations of the Belgian RTBF.
From 2012 to 2014, he was one of the three judges in the first Belgium's Got Talent. In February 2014, he hosted the Swedish Grammy awards. In October 2014, he released his autobiography, My Most Wanted Life - On-Screen, Off-Screen and In-Between, available in German and English editions. Official website Ray Cokes on IMDb tourneegenerale.canvas.be standaard.be reddit.com
MTV Russia is a Russian-language free-to-air 24-hour music and general entertainment channel broadcasting in the Russian Federation. Under a licensing agreement from Viacom International Media Networks the channel was operated by Prof Media. From June 2013, VIMN Russia announced it would operate the channel after the agreement between both media organizations ceased. VIMN Russia relaunched the channel MTV Russia channel on October 1, 2013 and is served by mtv.ru. In 1998, Viacom International Media Networks Europe signed a long term agreement with Biz Enterprises to launch a 24-hour music channel in the Russian Federation. MTV became the first US television brand to localize in the Russian state. In 2007, VIMN Europe signed a new agreement with Prof Media to operate and broadcast the channel along with VH1 Russia. Under Prof Media's ownership the channel moved from music orientated programming to youth-orientated programming; this move proved to be unsuccessful for its new owners as research conducted by VIMN showed Russian viewers prefer music programming over reality based programming.
Prof Media announced in December 2012 that they would no longer operate MTV Russia from June 1, 2013 and would replace the channel with a new general entertainment channel called Friday!. On May 30, 2013 Viacom International Media Networks new division VIMA Russia announced it would relaunch MTV in Russia on October 1, 2013 which would be wholly operated by VIMN Russia in London; the relaunch will see many of its international programmes with Russian subtitles. As part of the relaunch MTV will launch'The Face of MTV Russia' a contest to find a presenter for the channel to host MTV News. A HD version of MTV Russia launched on October 1, 2013. Viacom International Media Networks Russia is operated from the London offices of VIMN which now operates MTV Russia, Nickelodeon Russia and Paramount Comedy Russia. Through a multi-year licensing agreement with BIZ Enterprises, MTV Russia became the first western television network customized for Russian youth in 1998. In January 2000, MTV Networks International acquired an equity position in MTV Russia.
As of 2007, the channel could be viewed in 724 towns all over the former USSR. Targeting 14- to 34-year-olds, the advertiser-supported network features a mixture of music videos from Russian and international artists programmed locally from its Moscow production base. MTV Russia VJs introduce locally relevant programming, its main domestic rival is a music channel based in Moscow. Since 2005, in the face of rising competition from TNT and STS, MTV Russia has moved away from music videos and towards talk shows, the coverage of Moscow nightlife, producing its own TV series. On December 1, 2005 VH1 Russia channel was launched by Viacom. On June 4, 2007 Prof Media acquired 100 per cent of Viacom International Media Networks channel portfolio in Russia; this includes the brands. MTV Russia continues to broadcast to 35 million homes across the Russian Federation. Since April 10, 2010, MTV Russia has adopted the same onscreen logo as MTV US; the channel continues to share the same onscreen identity as MTV International which launched July 1, 2009.
On June 1, 2010 VH1 Russia channel was closed. In February 2012, MTV Russia was accused of censorship after it axed a'controversial' political chat show. On 1 June 2013 MTV Russia will relaunch on 1 October 2013 as the channel will be operated by VIMN Russia instead of Prof Media. In September 2013, VIMN launched Pick Me MTV:, a competition to find the face and voice of MTV Russia. To promote the competition a website was launched at mtvpickme.ru. On October 1, 2013 MTV Russia relaunched with a new look on-air branding; the channel is available in HD and is served by MTV's existing programming either dubbed or subtitled in Russia. The channel has one presenter. MTV News in Russia - #MTVSelfieNews Awkward MTV Europe Music Awards Dumb Dubbies World Stage Live MTV Video Music Awards MTV Top 20 Jersey Shore Daria Class Hour Hot Right Now! Object Havoc Rus Chart 18+ Chart - Chart airs adult clips only in the night The Catfish Object Overload MTV Dance Chart Ex on the Beach MTV Russian Top 10 MTV News Block MTV News Block Weekly Holidays in Mexico Project Runway Russia Too Beautiful Parental Control Room Raiders Trendy Scrubs Cheerful Morning Stereo Morning Sensation Oryol i Reshka Secret.net Boarding School Night of Devourers of MTV - the greatest programms of the old MTV MTV News Block Daily Eurovision Diary Euro Day World Chart Russian Top 10 City File Live with Bilan Stars.
Here and Now Scrubs MTV Live Naked Slow Business Ticket to Kiss Program Minimum Next! MTV Cribs The Club Entourage South Park Pimp My Ride Making the Video My Super Wet 16 Beauty and the Geek Silent Games Music for a Breakfast, Music Forever, Music on Topic of the Day, Music for the Negro X-Play Following the success of the MTV Europe Music Awards, Viacom International Media Networks launched a localized awards show for Russia called MTV Russia Music Awards; the first awards show began in 2004 and aired on the channel annually until 2009. The awards show celebrated international artists. The'Artist of the Year' award winner would go on to win the winner of Best Russian Artist on the MTV Europe Music Awards. Russia is still represented at the MTV EMA's. Following on from
MTV's Greatest Hits
MTV's Greatest Hits was a pop music program on the American television channel MTV. It started on 19 March 1990, between 1991 and 1994 was presented by Paul King, with Pip Dann, Richie Rich and others substituting for King in his absence. King used a variety of catchphrases. MTV's Greatest Hits gained in popularity through the years. After Paul King's departure the show continued on MTV with different VJs, ended in or about 1996; the main concept was to show all the greatest hits from the 1970s, 1980s and early 1990s. The program featured videos from Madonna, Duran Duran and others; the show was broadcast at 4pm and repeated at 10pm CET. In 1993, the program was aired at 1pm and at 8pm The last edition with Paul King was aired on 29 July 1994, he said: "I am pulling out some of those videos that I do think deserve to be called great and classic". His choices were: Laid Back - Bakerman Talking Heads - Once In A Lifetime David Bowie - Ashes To Ashes The Cure - Close To Me Depeche Mode - Enjoy The Silence A House - Endless Art The The - Heartland Prince - I Wish U Heaven Michael Jackson - Thriller