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London Lite10,472 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London
Before ViLoR most local radio stations were using Mark III desks, a classic BBC in-house designed mixing desk. As I understand it, they were all constructed and deployed centrally starting in the late 70s-80s as local radio stations came on stream. (There was a Mark IV but only a few sites got them). These wonderful desks soldiered on right up until the end.


As well as the Mark IV anything refurbished or moving since the early 200s and until ViLor got Calrec digital desks. These have all been replaced by ViLoR but in sites like Nottingham, Leeds and Hull would have been installed a the same time as the TV installation.


It's not just the Beeb BTW, I think Belfast's ILR Downtown Radio (lost track what it's called now) were still using their original 1976 desks into this decade ?


Still called Downtown Radio. They have a sister station Cool FM which replaced Downtown on the Belfast FM frequency in 1990, while Downtown continues on AM in Belfast and FM across the rest of NI.
London Lite10,472 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London
A huge spider just 'attacked' a guest on Afternoon Live just now. A spider was crawling on the camera providing the live shot for the Glasgow skyline backdrop.

Sean had to apologise and explain that the guest was not actually sat in front of a real window.


I'm counting the seconds before there's a Daily Express click bait article published


Spider TERRORISES BBC guest.
RDJ2,701 posts since 25 Oct 2003
Central (South) Midlands Today
Where have you heard that?


It's correct. One of the question in the Viewback discussion was for our views on seeing the presenters of the following programme interact with the previous presenters - presumably providing a more seamless transition of programmes.

Also, just some further clarity on the news half hour - that one of the questions asked for our views as they intended for the half hour to be presented solely by Charlotte Hawkins.
Central News South
January 9th 1989 - December 3rd 2006
Markymark6,882 posts since 13 Dec 2004
Meridian (North) South Today
A huge spider just 'attacked' a guest on Afternoon Live just now. A spider was crawling on the camera providing the live shot for the Glasgow skyline backdrop.

Sean had to apologise and explain that the guest was not actually sat in front of a real window.


I'm counting the seconds before there's a Daily Express click bait article published
Ben Shatliff1,052 posts since 30 Aug 2003
Granada North West Today
I remember that they go back to using the slow theme (what sounds like the 1989-91 longer version) for the closing credits from the end of 1993 until late 1994, but faded in midway through. The faster-paced piano version as used in 1992-93 then returns, initially also faded in late but then changed to the full version with the intro/lead-in played over the final scene. (Hope that makes sense!)


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Si-Co2,143 posts since 2 Oct 2003
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
I remember that they go back to using the slow theme (what sounds like the 1989-91 longer version) for the closing credits from the end of 1993 until late 1994, but faded in midway through. The faster-paced piano version as used in 1992-93 then returns, initially also faded in late but then changed to the full version with the intro/lead-in played over the final scene. (Hope that makes sense!)
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RDJ2,701 posts since 25 Oct 2003
Central (South) Midlands Today
A huge spider just 'attacked' a guest on Afternoon Live just now. A spider was crawling on the camera providing the live shot for the Glasgow skyline backdrop.

Sean had to apologise and explain that the guest was not actually sat in front of a real window.
Central News South
January 9th 1989 - December 3rd 2006
Cusack24 posts since 6 Mar 2018
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
I would assume that any 9am-10am Lorraine programme would have a commercial break with its final advert/trailer/breakbumper ending at 09:24:59. For viewers in STV/UTV land, this would be the day's final sighting of e.g. an ITV-branded breakbumper/trailer. The day's first sighting of STV/UTV would be e.g. a breakbumper at the start of the commercial break circa 09:45, and the first STV/UTV ident & anno would be to introduce This Morning at 10am.


From what I read, it sounds like they are thinking of doing away with any announcer between the shows, instead the presenters of GMB pass to Lorraine who passes to This Morning who in turn pass to Loose Women.
Revitt450 posts since 13 Mar 2007
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Yes, there was no build up on the 1992 titles, that was from the 93 titles onwards.

In fact the whole opening theme of the 93 and 94 titles sounds slightly different to the 92 ones. It's very similar but slightly slower paced and softer with less bass, hard to describe but it's definitely not quite the same. Personally I preffered the 92 music, quite liked the bass notes.
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