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DVB Cornwall6,552 posts since 4 Dec 2003
Westcountry Spotlight
Well ....

Saturday 11 March
Middlesbrough v Huddersfield Town or Manchester City (12.15pm) – BT Sport 2
Arsenal v Lincoln City (5.30pm) – BT Sport 2
Sunday 12 March
Tottenham Hotspur v Millwall (2pm) – BBC One
Monday 13 March
Chelsea v Manchester United (7.45pm) – BBC One
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UKnews383 posts since 26 Apr 2011
DVB Cornwall has flagged it up in the BT Sport thread but thought it worth highlighting here as others may be interested - the ESPN documentary 'OJ: Made In America' is on iPlayer for the next 28 days. Having watched it last year I can thoroughly recommend it. Its long (almost 8 hours) but compelling and brilliantly told. Well worth your time.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p04st1yv/oj-made-in-america-part-1
Last edited by UKnews on 22 February 2017 5:53pm
robertclark125875 posts since 13 Jan 2009
STV Central Reporting Scotland
In Super League, the Wigan v Widnes game was due to be live on Sky Sports tonight. However, yesterday, the game got called off. This has meant that Sky is now showing the Warrington v Castleford game tonight.

But now, Widnes will host Wigan tonight instead, with the rescheduled match at Wigan being played on the date of the game that the match at Widnes should've been played in, which is June I believe.
James Vertigan2,929 posts since 2 Jun 2001
London London
Just looking back at some old videos on YouTube and remembered that Grandstand always used to be introduced by a clock on BBC One. I believe this was the norm up until the introduction of the balloon idents in 1997. Can anyone tell me why?
robertclark125875 posts since 13 Jan 2009
STV Central Reporting Scotland
The only thing I can think of James, and this is a pure guess, is that the programme was of such high importance, like the news. As a flagship programme, and the fact that it usually started at 12:15 prompt meant that it may have been the reason it was always introduced with a clock.
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DVB Cornwall6,552 posts since 4 Dec 2003
Westcountry Spotlight
Helped cue the programme, useful when the programme starting was live and remote so an OTA Clock was used, Discontinued when Digital delay made the clock erroneous to the end viewer. Many live programmes featured a clock too, not just News and Sport.
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rdd2,544 posts since 21 Jun 2001
Fox Sports Australia, never ones to miss a gimmick, had a "Fox Pulse" feature on the Super Rugby coverage - a heart monitor linked up to one of the coaches. Odd.
Last edited by rdd on 25 February 2017 12:00pm