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skyviewer1,658 posts since 9 Feb 2011
Burley has tweeted a video which shows a 'secret' ie. the start of the new Westminster studio.


Kay mentioned towards the end of the programme this morning that her "new show" and set would be starting on or around the 4th of May.


May 2010, May 2015, May 2020...
They seem to keep the intervals when it comes to a refresh, with or without a general election.
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Charlie Wells3,838 posts since 26 Nov 2003 Moderator
Anglia (West) Look East (West sub-opt)
That went well for the unnamed Downing Street source. One Sunday Times front page, and they've already started to consolidate support for the BBC. Below is the Daily Mail:


Isn't the Daily Mail showing support for the BBC one of the signs of the apocalypse? Or at least a sign that someone is trying to wind up Paul Dacre, even though he's now retired. Razz
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Custard56 (previously Jay Lee) 644 posts since 7 Apr 2015
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That went well for the unnamed Downing Street source. One Sunday Times front page, and they've already started to consolidate support for the BBC. Below is the Daily Mail:


Isn't the Daily Mail showing support for the BBC one of the signs of the apocalypse? Or at least a sign that someone is trying to wind up Paul Dacre, even though he's now retired. Razz


Although on Monday, they still ran an article repeating everything in The Sunday Times article, along with the headline about 200,000 people "ditching" their BBC TV licences, so I doubt we can say the Daily Fail is best friends with the BBC any time soon.
Brekkie33,329 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
If the BBC was happy to buy, no doubt Granada were more than happy to provide the series.

The Royle Family comes to mind in the 90s also. Complete with prominent blue stripe G-arrow logo at the end of the credits.


We were always told in, ahem, A-Level Media Studies that it was a practice that came from Granada et al making programmes that don't fit in their hometown. Though it's easy to say that The Royle Family wouldn't fit in on ITV nowadays, in the late 90s, I can't say it would've seemed too out of place. They certainly seemed more open to comedy ideas at the time and probably would've given it a bit more breathing room than your typical sitcom would get today. Not that we're expecting to see any new sitcoms on ITV any time soon...

Given that the idea behind The Royle Family (at least, originally) was that it was in real time over thirty minutes, I'm not sure it really would have worked on ITV.

Granada especially seem to realise some things work better ad free on the BBC, although had it aired in "real time" on ITV I'm sure the 4 minute break could be worked in easy enough, especially as the show was built around watching TV and putting the kettle on.
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Steve Williams2,959 posts since 1 Aug 2008
Does anyone remember the days of the draws being simulcast on Radio 1/5 Live? That was dropped fairly quickly.


It carried on for a long time, actually - if you watch the draw with Lord Bob when the machine breaks down (still one of my favourite telly moments), Deadly makes reference to it being on Radio 1, and that was in November 1996, two years in. That was during Danny Rampling's show, I'm not sure it ever really fitted in. I remember it moved to 5 Live when the midweek draws began, because for the next few years they had to take a break from football commentaries to broadcast the draw. I think it carried on until about 2001.

The breakdown clip illustrates all the rigmarole that used to go around the lottery in those days, John Willain heading off to somewhere to get someone to pick the machine and balls, and that shown to us (with "3.27pm TODAY" caption).

Yeah, didn't they flash up the numbers during Blind Date that first Saturday, then regular short bulletins during an advert break after that? Feels like a lifetime ago. The days when Sky One and News 24 would get in on the act. Strangely does feel a bit like an end of an era.


On the night of the first draw, ITV showed Gladiators and Blind Date as usual, followed by a documentary about Princess Diana, but with Cilla linking all the programmes. Would be fascinated to see those links, presumably they were all pre-recorded, can't imagine Cilla wanting to spend all of Saturday night in a broom cupboard at LWT. For the first few weeks ITV showed a load of high profile programmes opposite the lottery, including An Audience with Ken Dodd and Alright on the Night.

Amazing at how far we have come with the lottery since 1994, it is simply not cared for by any broadcaster really.

From an Irish perspective, it does seem that Ireland actually cares and enjoys playing their lottery, ever since it started in 1988, whereas the British had found the novelty of the lottery wearing away as each year passed.


The novelty has worn off. I still play it, but the main reason is because I picked six numbers in 1994 and can therefore never stop because it's guaranteed the moment I do they'll all come up. I play it with no enthusiasm whatsoever and find it about as much fun as paying my council tax. Well done to Camelot for achieving the impossible and making the chance to win millions of pounds so incredibly boring.
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