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Steve Williams

ITV1 ident package 2004/06

The rationale for putting Emmerdale out at 10:00pm was because they wanted to give the ITV Evening News a permanent slot throughout the World Cup, and it was allocated the 7:00pm slot. The regional news however was given one of two slots, either 4:00pm or 6:30pm, depending if there was a match on. I get the reason for a permanent schedule throughout a World Cup, but having Emmerdale on at 10:00pm was ludicrous. Needless to say they didn’t do it again after that.


The strangest thing too about the whole thing is that it would just about make sense to do it during the group stage, as I can see you'd rather have it on in a regular, albeit unusual, slot rather than take if off or move it around every other day, but they also did it during the knockout rounds where there was the potential for extra time, and also kept it there for the entire duration of the tournament even when the matches were all evening kick-offs. So there were evenings when Emmerdale ended up going out at around 10.45 because of extra time, and there'd just been ancient repeats in the early evening. No sense at all.

This was the first year where I saw an ad-break without any ads - just promos. It was in the middle of Prehistoric Park. From what I can find on The Guardian, the premier got 3.3mil, so the ratings must have dropped off a cliff considering how heavily it was promoted. It even had one of the few special idents of the short-lived original set.


For all that it was a flop, Prehistoric Park is home to an absurdly detailed Wikipedia page, someone really liked it - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prehistoric_Park

But it was originally much, much longer, and on the talk page there is endless discussion about whether they're able to say that things happened in the series "in scenes not filmed or broadcast" - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Prehistoric_Park/Archive_1
Lewismpsmith and Ghost gave kudos
SO
Soupnzi London London

EastEnders

Today's Drama episodes are ones I remember from the original broadcast, with Pauline frantically banging on the bus to get away from Willy after he confessed- also the point where I started watching regularly on UK Gold back in 2001. So we're now at the point where I've seen the vast majority of episodes from this point onwards through either the original broadcast or UK Gold, and the Drama run has filled in the episodes from the first 11 years of the show that I hadn't seen before.

quite something to say you’ve seen the entirety of EE now. Maybe you can tell us when the rot set in?! I’d go for 2004ish
MA
Meridian AM Meridian (South) South Today

CNN International & Domestic

I was going to post the same thing.

Today there was no First Move and now no Connect the World.
Is CNNI having the full day off? (although CNNI hardly does anything anymore, anyway)

Seemingly no news-related reason to simulcast CNN US all day.

But this is how CNNI is these days... all weekend and now apparently weekday-long simulcasts... Rolling Eyes

CNN International is so good at reporting global news to its global audience...(!) Rolling Eyes

They are due to air more golf soon, aren't they. Maybe a full 5 hours of it or maybe a couple of Living Golf documentaries Rolling Eyes
SK
skyviewer

Sky News

I can see it is a combination between type of lighting, the filters and probably also the studio space, but is it so hard to counteract this by just changing contrast, saturation and brightness of the LED walls ? The glass box screen at least looks superb compared . It seems to have a lot of power lightwise, sometimes it seemed to be so bright that it apparently was dimmed or the camera settings changed.
NG
noggin Founding member

Sky News

Interesting to see that Adam Boulton's home studio (backdrop at least) looks better than the actual Westminster studio screen.

True words. Don't understand the problem that in the year 2020 real background screens look far worse than a green screen or just a well adjusted TV with all the new technology. In the 2005er the newswall and everything looked far superior and more authentic, you couldn't even distinguish the 2008 newswall background from the real studio part. That's the problem when the studio as in this case the Westminster one is too small and the distance between background screens and TV presenter is too tight which makes the lighting for the presenter shine on the screens and completely deteriorates its CONTRAST!

Higher pixel density video walls need diffusion filters to reduce moire. Soft lighting - needed for Kay’s show - and diffusion filters causes the problem.


Yes and no. You can spend more money these days and get very fine pitch LED wall panels now that are so fine that they don't moiré across most shot sizes you will need, and thus don't need diffusion (which washes out LED if you can't keep the light off it). These do come with a much higher price tag.
JO
Jonwo

The Masked Singer UK...2021

Lenny Henry’s done many pop parodies over the years as well so it’s no surprise that his singing voice was recognised so quickly.
NW
nwtv2003 Granada North West Today

ITV1 ident package 2004/06

* The idea of putting Emmerdale on at a regular slot where it wouldn't get in the way of the World Cup was probably a sensible one, but 10pm was a ridiculous slot. You might be able to get away with it for Corrie, but not Emmerdale, it has a more mature audience and half of them would have been in bed by then.


Sorry, Emmerdale at 10pm? That is bonkers.

I understand that they wanted to move it out the way because of the World Cup, but to air a new episode at ten in the evening?


The rationale for putting Emmerdale out at 10:00pm was because they wanted to give the ITV Evening News a permanent slot throughout the World Cup, and it was allocated the 7:00pm slot. The regional news however was given one of two slots, either 4:00pm or 6:30pm, depending if there was a match on. I get the reason for a permanent schedule throughout a World Cup, but having Emmerdale on at 10:00pm was ludicrous. Needless to say they didn’t do it again after that.
steve
steviegTVreturns
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News96 Look North (Yorkshire)

The Masked Singer UK...2021

And yes i also think Blob is Lenny Henry and that the Matt Lucas reference is a red herring, Lenny Henry was a headteacher in a tv show And Schools are also connected because of fund raising for Comic Relief.
AB
AcerBen Granada North West Today

The Masked Singer UK...2021

It's amazing really that the show still works this many weeks on - you'd think everyone would have them all or nearly all worked out by now - but this thread proves otherwise. Laughing
NE
News96 Look North (Yorkshire)

The Masked Singer UK...2021

I 100% think that Harlequin is Gabrielle-the voice gives it away somewhat.
Hatton Cross, Jonwo and AcerBen gave kudos
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valley

Sky News

Interesting to see that Adam Boulton's home studio (backdrop at least) looks better than the actual Westminster studio screen.

True words. Don't understand the problem that in the year 2020 real background screens look far worse than a green screen or just a well adjusted TV with all the new technology. In the 2005er the newswall and everything looked far superior and more authentic, you couldn't even distinguish the 2008 newswall background from the real studio part. That's the problem when the studio as in this case the Westminster one is too small and the distance between background screens and TV presenter is too tight which makes the lighting for the presenter shine on the screens and completely deteriorates its CONTRAST!

Higher pixel density video walls need diffusion filters to reduce moire. Soft lighting - needed for Kay’s show - and diffusion filters causes the problem.
TR
Truthfinder West Country (West)

The Masked Singer UK...2021

I was surprised about the curve ball of drums and the fast forward theme tune for Bush baby( John Thomson), i thought i had Stephen Mulhern in the bag with the clues given. But I still stand by Dragon - John Barrowman. (100% Now)
Badger- Craig Charles (100% Now)
Blob- Lenny Henry (100% Now).
Sausage- Sheridan Smith - (80% Now).
Viking- Morten Harket (80% Now) Double bluff with A-ha's "Take on me" song.
Harlequin after tonights clues and past episodes clues relate to Emilie Sande. Black and white refers to one of her album cover pictures. The news paper reference relates to her song "Read all about it". She also did a song called "Clown". She received a MBE from Prince Charles.( Prince clue). So i am about 70% sure it is her.