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RDJ1,823 posts since 25 Oct 2003
Central (South) Midlands Today
Just found a version one the SM:TV theme that I haven't heard before from May 99. I think it's the very first version of the recognisable SM:TV theme between the very first version and the version everyone knows which launched with the new set just a few months later than this clip.

Central News South
January 9th 1989 - December 3rd 2006
Steve in Pudsey7,830 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
I just hope they don't try to do something that is too aimed at adults and have it die on its arse like OTT (the late night TISWAS spin off did).

The kids show that students/parents/older siblings found funny on a different level is a lot of what made the show, and any revival - especially in a 9.25 slot - needs to try to keep that.
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RDJ1,823 posts since 25 Oct 2003
Central (South) Midlands Today
The BBC seem weirdly more excited about this than ITV do.

Another report from the BBC this morning saying that Cat Deeley is all up for it, and that it was her that Ant & Dec had been speaking to about a reunion:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-39088630

It's hyped up a lot of interest on social media and even the press so I think it's a dead cert that we'll see a reunion next year. It would be good if they brought CD:UK back too I think just with a mixture of old bands reuniting performing their songs together with more up to date artists.
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January 9th 1989 - December 3rd 2006
MY8390 posts since 16 Nov 2016
Thanks, I had forgotten about BT Sport Lite.

I can see they are doing the same next Friday, with Aviva Prem on BTS1 and Vanarama NL on BTS2 and BTSX1, and Saturday for rugby when BT Sport Score is on.

This also explains why sometimes they don't use BTSX1, but one of the other Extra channels instead, for Europa League.


Almost as if there's a method to their madness!
Richard585 posts since 22 Apr 2012
Granada North West Today
Pretty much all sport shown in the nations can be watched via the connected red button now. I guess as assumed here the BBC Sport Scotland budget comes from BBC Scotland rather than BBC Sport, but it's probably the opposite for BBC News.

To be honest I don't see why a "Scottish Nine" requires 80 new journalists considering it should largely be a repackaged Reporting Scotland with further reports pulled from the network to cover UK and International News, while some UK reports may need repackaging to be more Scottish focused.


I'm thinking the 80 journos wont just be working on the 9. They'll probably be involved in other shows, such as Timeline - currently just launched weekly on BBC2, but almost definitely in-line for a wider run on this new channel. Donalda Mackinnon also told MSPs this week that she's working behind the scenes to split Radio Scotland into two stations - one news/talk and one music. A full time news station will need to take some of those journalist resources.


There cant because who going to get the sport? and there is only two freq MW and FM.


I presume the "news/talk" station will get the sport, similar to 5 live.
Inspector Sands10,443 posts since 25 Aug 2004

I'm thinking the 80 journos wont just be working on the 9. They'll probably be involved in other shows, such as Timeline - currently just launched weekly on BBC2, but almost definitely in-line for a wider run on this new channel

Until recently they had their own Newsnight, so it's not as if they haven't already made a long evening news programme. That wouldn't have taken nothing like 80 people and had nothing repackaged
gottago2,382 posts since 26 Aug 2004
London London
It's a shame nobody can risk approaching a proper Saturday morning show in the same way again. Unless somebody's going to put me in my place by telling me that the numbers actually didn't justify a show like this anymore.


Presumably it has something to do with the ban on advertising junk food that was introduced. A Saturday morning ITV show used to be packed with adverts for cereal, chocolate bars and crisps with more toys leading up to Christmas. Maybe the revenue isn't sufficient for ITV.


I'm sure I asked this on here a while ago but I can't remember if I got an answer or not. If the ban rendered children's programmes on ITV unfeasible, how are they managing to run a whole CITV channel?

The channel is largely archive and imports though. If they still had kids shows on ITV they'd have to maintain a certain degree of investment in the shows or the ratings would be rock bottom. Also having kids shows on the main channel was dragging their daily share down which counts for a lot more in the multichannel age.
commseng23 posts since 8 Dec 2016 new member
London London
I don't imagine that there are any ideas what the Radio Scotland music station would cover, but would it be Scottish music, or UK / international music with Scottish presentation around it?

I can see the argument for talk more than music, as surely Scottish musicians are covered by the existing music based BBC national stations?