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Si-Co1,485 posts since 2 Oct 2003
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
Turn up for the books its still version of the 1988 TT idents.

https://youtu.be/-M1KDonuGT0?t=235


That still was seen quite a lot in 1988-89, as was a still of the previous ident between Jan-Sep 1988. Tyne Tees often used it into network programmes, with or without an announcement. I assume they considered it the cleanest way to join a programme without a frontcap, or with an unseen frontcap. Occasionally you heard the end of a Thames or YTV fanfare as Tyne Tees showed this still.
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62305818,293 posts since 19 Aug 2005
STV Central Reporting Scotland
Yes the copies Challenge have are from CBS USA. I do believe STV have the original masters, because back for its 50th birthday there had clips and there look far better, cleaner.

So do STV still have rights to them? Do they also have distribution rights or is that CBS exclusively?


Yes STV still hold the UK rights to the series, and wish there could bring it back, but that up to ITV. Distribution rights, I dare say there are retained with CBS. If STV wanted to broadcast the older stuff on ITV I think there could, but why would there?
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Interceptor607 posts since 20 Oct 2014
Yes the copies Challenge have are from CBS USA. I do believe STV have the original masters, because back for its 50th birthday there had clips and there look far better, cleaner.

So do STV still have rights to them? Do they also have distribution rights or is that CBS exclusively?
Rkolsen1,077 posts since 20 Jan 2014
BBC World
Although when BBC London actually came from Studio A whilst they were waiting for Studio D to be fitted out, didn't they just use the newsroom backdrop?


Indeed. It looked awful. As does the above.


Based on the bottom picture I thought it was a tilt shift version of the city. Looking closely now it looks like someone made a VR model.
Skygeek604 posts since 5 Feb 2014
London London
So this BBC source is forecasting that it'll get around 2.5x fewer viewers than it does now, but with less competition?

O......K!

I have nothing more to say.

ETA: Except that - having read the article - it seems I do. That 104,000 figure is way off, or - at the very outside - could be the lowest figure they could find taken from a weekend evening. I've never seen a weekday figure lower than 175k. It's 200-odd k most nights, edging up towards 300k by the time you get to the Press Preview.
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Interceptor607 posts since 20 Oct 2014
Remember that ITV Gameshow documentry that aired a few years back- it had some broadcast quality clips of TVS Catchphrase in it, so someone must know where the tapes are and was able to get them to use in that programme.

I can guess the route from archive to screen with that one.

Catchphrase has a lot of connections to Action Time.
One deeply suspects that all editions of Catchphrase (even the TVS ones) were brought by Action Time, and then Action Time was brought by Carlton - so, therefore now sitting around in the ITV Archive in Leeds.

It most definitely was not purchased outright by Action Time, but it's entirely possible they had clean, high quality copies.