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HC
Hatton Cross Central (West) Midlands Today

Best and Worst Regional Titles and Themes

ATV Today from the 1970s. Something of the Christmas tape about these titles...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfOQW8oT0lg


Who’s the co-presenter alongside Derek Hobson here? Sounds familiar. But can’t put a name.

That's Bev Smith, father of Wesley.
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NE
Newsroom

Best and Worst Regional Titles and Themes

Another gem from the start of the Lowe era. Loved these titles and theme.

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LL
London Lite Founding member London London

French TV

Another Franceinfo farce this morning. They wheeled in Alizé Lutran, a young reporter who has been the newsreader for some days during 6h30:9h30 to anchor Le 6h:10h week-end without a co-presenter

However it was obvious that they got her in to do at least two hours live, then they started to loop the bulletins as I could see Lucile Devillers in the background doing the exact same thing every 30 minutes at her desk.

They even repeated the bulletin at 10h when normally another presenter would be on from 10am-4pm on a Saturday.

There was a ton of padding as well, including Vrai au faux, packages from France 24 etc. The first 'live' bulletin from the radio station was at 10.20am.
UN
Universal_r STV Central Reporting Scotland

Good Morning Britain in 2020


Although I think the program benefits from a third presenter, I do wonder whether the newsreader role has been dropped permanently. If that was the case, and with Kate back, Charlotte (and Ranvir and Sean to a lesser extent) are essentially out of a job.


If this is the case that means we will lose the 30 minutes at the start of the programme that was just the news reader, which would be a shame because I actually quite liked that bit even though we only had it for about 3 months. Hopefully the 2020 refresh comes back in September.


It will be interesting to see if they bring back the titles introduced in January 2020 too. They were suddenly dropped at the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

I believe they were dropped due to reduced staff so I assume they may be on furlough and since that’s finishing soon I assume they’ll come back soon. It would make sense for them to come back in September when piers and Susanna come back
IS
Inspector Sands

BBC News (UK) presentation - Reith launch onwards

Click's Kate Russell 'retires' from the programme to set up a streaming service about Ferrets:





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NE
Newsroom

Beirut Explosion

Steve posted:
I never watch BBC One daytime - was their an update at 11 done by the presenter of the One and then an update at 15 on BBC Two by the presenter of the Six? I do of course remember the 90s update at 20:00 - trying to appeal to younger audiences - which I doubt it ever did.


Yes - from 1999 - the morning updates were done by the 1pm presenter, the 3.25pm by the 6pm presenter (usually, there were exceptions obviously).


And way before that - mid 80s there were hourly summaries with their own presenters.
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ME
mediachris Anglia (East) Look East

Channel 4

The Hollyoaks 25 DOG on E4 is not only massive but it’s not even aligned properly so it’s not even fully on the screen. All I can see is the bottom half of the letters ‘Hollyoa’ and a big 2 and half a number 5 underneath it.

The Hollyoaks @ 25 and prev. Hollyoaks Favourites DOG's are imposed by Lime Pictures it seems and not E4. I don't understand why we need such graphics on our screens when we know as viewers that they are older eps due to Covid-19. You'll notice when E4 do ECP's that the H@25 gets squashed with the picture.

When are E4 going to change their awful IPP and ECP styles, I find it so odd that their presentation for end credits or ipp's isn't in line with how the other C4 channels do it.
VM
VMPhil Granada North West Today

BBC News: Presenters, correspondent & rotas

Huw has done an interview... for The Times... so if you have a month free of mortgage or rent payments you could buy a subscription and read it Rolling Eyes

God forbid we pay for decent journalism, am I right?


I was more pointing at the fact that there's only a small extract in the newspaper - and if you prefer that like me then it's no good paying for a paywall as well.

Edit: I am a self proclaimed idiot - but now Ive found it

The only thing I would say is that I have wondered for many years why there isn't a pay-per-article or pay-per-edition method for newspaper sites, instead of only subscriptions. Because if you do just want one article, you have to go out and get the paper copy, which I know isn't the worst thing in the world. But obviously the subscriptions are much more lucrative.
NJ
Neil Jones Founding member Central (West) Midlands Today

YouTube Gold

Barker and Corbett never saw themselves as a double act. They kept their seperate careers whilst working together so when Barker did retire Corbett still worked which led him to star in Extras and and even work with Ben Elton (although I have to say I didn't find Sorry to be funny. Barker's solo career was much better IMO) unlike Ernie Wise who effectively faded away after Eric Morecambe's death in 1984.


What I was going to write in my previous post was that Morecambe & Wise only really worked as the double act, which was something that The Two Ronnies didn't "suffer" from, as you say they were independent and could work away from each other if needs be. Ernie Wise had to reinvent his career after Eric Morecambe died, and that was through What's My Line and guest appearances on other shows like Countdown, theatre work and writing and various other "get what you can" gigs, including an appearance on Rainbow in 1989.

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Corbett wrote in "And Its Goodnight From Him" in 2007 that Barker was so ill when they made "The Two Ronnies Scrapbook" in 2005 that he (Barker) performed all his links for the six part series in 1 day as well as recording the christmas version in 1 day.


Yes that had to be cobbled together quickly and the Christmas special was recorded in July as Barker wasn't in the best of health at the time, but he was determined to get the Christmas special done, even if he didn't live to see it himself.

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Oh and just for the record in the great debate over which was the better double act. I choose the the Ronnies.


Your opinion to which you are entitled.
BW
BroadcastWales

Good Morning Britain in 2020


Although I think the program benefits from a third presenter, I do wonder whether the newsreader role has been dropped permanently. If that was the case, and with Kate back, Charlotte (and Ranvir and Sean to a lesser extent) are essentially out of a job.


If this is the case that means we will lose the 30 minutes at the start of the programme that was just the news reader, which would be a shame because I actually quite liked that bit even though we only had it for about 3 months. Hopefully the 2020 refresh comes back in September.


It will be interesting to see if they bring back the titles introduced in January 2020 too. They were suddenly dropped at the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
JB
JasonB London London

The Big Breakfast

A full episode of "Snap" from August 1997 which aired outside of The Big Breakfast at 6pm presented by Denise Van Outen:

Have you washed your hands?
NJ
Neil Jones Founding member Central (West) Midlands Today

Coronavirus - Impact on live/recorded shows

Johnr posted:
It is instantly noticeable you're watching a really old Tipping Point repeat already however when there are no green or yellow tokens in the machine!


The first series of Tipping Point didn't have any mystery prizes either, and the double thing was only added a few series later, so the colours thing is relatively recent. Anyway that's not the same thing, it's just evolution of the format.