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NJ
Neil Jones Founding member Central (West) Midlands Today

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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

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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.
GM
GMc STV Central Reporting Scotland

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That might be the case if they were showing it in a slot normally used for regional programming, but it's actually being shown as an opt-out from Paul O'Grady's Animal Orphans, and is followed by a repeat of Sean's Scotland.

Paul O'Grady: for the Love of Dogs has been shown in that slot for the last few weeks, which STV haven't opted out of.


Animal Orphans is a repeat whereas Love of Dogs wasn't so that could be a reason.

The High Road tribute is getting a pasting elsewhere - comments about it scraping the barrel and STV being out of touch with their audience.

Personally, I don't see anything wrong with it. Its no different to the old episodes of EastEnders, Corrie, River City etc that have been aired recently and it looks like location filming has been done for it (photo of Emma Cameron in Luss on the digiguide page) so it's not all just old footage.

Why have they opted out of a relatively popular programme and not played the documentary in the slot that Scotland tonight is usually in. This is just my opinion but I think people would rather watch a programme about dogs since we’re a nation of dog lovers than a documentary about a show many of the younger generation won’t have even heard of Including myself and then a repeat of Sean’s Scotland.


I think it's quite obvious why they have chosen the 8PM slot on Wednesday - to gain a lead-in from Corrie. STV will hope the soap audience sticks around for the documentary. Whereas in the 7.30 slot on Thursday, it would be following You've Been Framed.
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scottishtv Founding member STV Central Reporting Scotland

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Aaaages ago there was a great video with some splitscreen gallery action and all of the different STV regions during the news. Does anyone have ANY idea where that was? I can't find it on YouTube at all.

Yes, it was from 2016 and highlighted in this post here by member Bruce12345. The webpage still exists, but unfortunately it looks like the video is gone: https://news.stv.tv/archive/1351411-behind-the-scenes-watch-how-the-stv-news-programmes-are-made
CM
cmthwtv West Country (East) Points West

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
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JA
james-2001 Central (East) East Midlands Today

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Even the old Meldrum Home Page website on BBC idents made a comment on it.
IS
Inspector Sands

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For those of us of a certain age this is the scariest combination of objects in a photo ever


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?
EL
elmarko STV Central Reporting Scotland

STV Main Thread:

Aaaages ago there was a great video with some splitscreen gallery action and all of the different STV regions during the news. Does anyone have ANY idea where that was? I can't find it on YouTube at all.
VM
VMPhil Granada North West Today

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Blackadders Christmas Carol makes a reference to those two Ronnie's compilations in the future scene: “ I yearn to watch Twenty Thousand Years of The Two Ronnoids on the box”

It seems to have been a bit of a joke the number of Two Ronnies comps around that time. You quote Blackadder but I'm sure I've heard it referenced elsewhere too. Looking at Genome, there were programmes for the 20th, 21st and 22nd anniversaries, repeated numerous times in the late '80s, as well as the 25th anniversary in 1996 (though that was for the show itself rather than when their partnership started).