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Skygeek700 posts since 5 Feb 2014
London London
Along with the news about Mark Austin (see other thread), there are other correspondent shifts.

Tom Rayner moves from Bangkok to Westminster, and Alex Crawford moves from Johannesburg to a soon-to-be-established bureau in Istanbul.

The vacancies in Bangkok and Johannesburg will be filled in due course.


They'll want me for one of them, surely. Can you put in a word? It's high time Sky benefitted from my expertise and wit, Max...........

Istanbul - good move. Becoming an important venue for covering the region.

I always found Bangkok to be quite odd as a bureau location. Do you also have one in Singapore, which would appear a bit more commercially sensible?

Not my job to comment on the latter part... or the former... except to say it's nice for a boy to dream!
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Andrew11,754 posts since 27 Mar 2001
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Prince William joked about being over their age limit while on radio 1 last week which I found slightly amusing. https://youtu.be/nDKGAPppxwU#t=5m10s

Indeed, I thought that was particularly cutting that even the future king knows he is listening to a station that the BBC would like him not to.

Ideally you'd have a Radio 1.5 on 97-99 FM and move Radio 1 to DAB, maybe incorporating 1xtra at the same time. Kids don't listen to the radio of course, they use apps and the like.

I don't understand the not competing with the commercial sector angle, it doesn't bother them in the world of TV.
JamesWorldNews7,109 posts since 22 Aug 2004
STV Central BBC World
Along with the news about Mark Austin (see other thread), there are other correspondent shifts.

Tom Rayner moves from Bangkok to Westminster, and Alex Crawford moves from Johannesburg to a soon-to-be-established bureau in Istanbul.

The vacancies in Bangkok and Johannesburg will be filled in due course.


They'll want me for one of them, surely. Can you put in a word? It's high time Sky benefitted from my expertise and wit, Max...........

Istanbul - good move. Becoming an important venue for covering the region.

I always found Bangkok to be quite odd as a bureau location. Do you also have one in Singapore, which would appear a bit more commercially sensible?
@JamesWorldNews | Formerly BBC WORLD
toby lerone 2016233 posts since 13 Jul 2016
UTV Newsline
Is this the first year they've had a musical bed running underneath the commentary of the 'fun run' coverage? It's nice to hear the Grandstand theme again (even if they have stripped out the middle 8!) but I'm not entirely sure that the coverage needs a bed going all the time!


They've been using a bed running behind the commentators for a few years now during the Marathon coverage, but there were a few nice selections this year.

As well as Grandstand, there was another Mansfield classic - 'International Athletics'. Plus Elbow's 'First Steps' (of 2012 Olympics fame) got an outing too.

Spoiled rotten on the classic sports themes recently, with ITV using 'Champions' during the National coverage, and the promos for the BBC World Snooker coverage have been using the original version of 'Drag Racer'.


The BBC World Snooker coverage has also been using the original version of 'Drag Racer' on it's closing for each programme, as it's the 40th anniversary of the Crucible hosting the World Snooker they have been showing significant events that happened over that time with the original theme going into the BBC Sport/Get Inspired/IMG endboard.

Also I haven't seen it mentioned but it's worth noting BBC Red Button are actually doing presentation this year for the first time ever on the evening sessions with Hazel or Jason and a guest presenting from the practice room.
Last edited by toby lerone 2016 on 24 April 2017 5:35pm
Steve in Pudsey7,952 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Luckily I had some CDs to play so we filled whilst a tech came and reset the computer


My student radio days were in the era when CDs were new fangled technology, and not quite as bombproof as that Tomorrow's World piece would have you believe. I would always make a point of making sure that any piece of studio kit that I wasn't planning to use (eg turntables, tape machines) still had something cued up, which was a source of some amusement to my colleagues, but funnily enough, my shows never fell off air or had big gaps while they simultaneously padded and found some means of getting some audio on air.

It always amazes me that a similar belt and braces approach of having a CD in the machine and ready to go isn't standard practice in these days of computer playout where there always seems to be a hell of a lot of eggs in one basket.
Write that down in your copybook now.