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Woodpecker319 posts since 19 Jan 2018
Central (West) Midlands Today
Truly outstanding work... the only question I have is, where did you find those TVS tape reels? Wink


I’ll keep it short, don’t want to be a motormouth and I’ve got to put some drops in my cats eyes (the conditions have to be just right... the time, the place, it's a right dramarama, but that's love!)

So... my concentration focused on the brief and I got myself all clued up. I searched from coast to coast until my quest took me on safari with some gentlemen and players plus a couple of perfect scoundrels. One of them, he was called The Storyteller (with a tendency to get fresh!), told me to travel to Fraggle Rock, where I met Mr Majeika who summoned The Telebugs who finally showed me how 2 access the missing TVS tapes.

When I first saw them, well… that was a day to remember. Not the most memorable day of my life mind you. Top 100 though… probably about No.73.

Anyway, they’re mine now, finders keepers Wink


Hope you didn’t have an art attack after all that... Wink
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nwtv20038,299 posts since 5 Jan 2003
Granada North West Today
Slight deviation here. Did ATV London pre-68 have local news?


I've never spotted any in my various dives through the TV Times/newspaper archives.


I’m not sure any of the ‘big 4/ timeshare’ companies did local news pre-1968 ?


Granada had News in the form of Scene at 6.30 and Northern Newscast. The former was apparently the first news on British TV to report the assassination of JFK. I believe ATV had news from Birmingham too prior to ‘68.
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Newsroom1,548 posts since 2 Mar 2005
That's quite an old article - Jane hasn't presented the 11-2 shift on BBC News since 2012!


It wouldn't really surprise me if Jane jumped ship the way Sian Williams did. I know she regularly did the One before her absence but once George Alagiah is back properly on the Six Sophie Raworth can go back to the One and the only regular slot for Jane will be the Five on Fridays.

There would still be the six & ten slot on Fridays that would need filling


Think that is all but Clive Myrie's job now.


I think it's highly likely Jane Hill is doing what Carrie Gracie did and is taking a sabbatical. She'll be back soon.
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Markymark6,276 posts since 13 Dec 2004
Meridian (North) South Today
Do wonder if a channel has missed a niche in the market by offering a Brexit free bulletin.


This would be perfect for BBC3 - a replay of the 1, 6 and/or 10 with the Brexit portions skipped over (some sort of "The Chart Show" style fast-forwarding effect would be perfect).


I do struggle to wonder how 60 seconds would have covered it.


Rather like water’s hydraulic properties, news about Brexit is similarly non compressible
Neil Jones4,905 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
Do wonder if a channel has missed a niche in the market by offering a Brexit free bulletin.


This would be perfect for BBC3 - a replay of the 1, 6 and/or 10 with the Brexit portions skipped over (some sort of "The Chart Show" style fast-forwarding effect would be perfect).


I do struggle to wonder how 60 seconds would have covered it.


Don't forget they had a ticker as well for 60 seconds so they could have filled the audio bit with "Brexit, no deal, resignations, yada yada" and thrown anything else on there.

I dare say it would be similar to when they did the death of Michael Jackson in 2009:
DVB Cornwall7,978 posts since 4 Dec 2003
Westcountry Spotlight
Tomorrow’s indicative vote coverage will be fascinating. Least because the rules of Parliamentary Business have been ripped up and therefore as a result those of Parliamentary coverage are null and void for the debate also. I suspect it’ll be made up on the hoof as things move on.
Quatorzine Neko (previously Le Neko) 217 posts since 29 Aug 2016
TéléMatin, France 2's morning show (and the most-watched on French television), got new promos a few days ago.

The motto here is "If we're the most-watched, it's because there's more than just TV between us", as a way to underline the ambition of proximity with the viewer.






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SuperSajuuk211 posts since 24 Feb 2018
STV North Reporting Scotland
Challenge as a whole prides itself on being an archive of popular game shows. But there are so many of them that it's important they strike a balance between "showing new content that may be popular" and "rehashing the same old content over and over again". While I'm sure many of us would love to just watch Price is Right, Play your Cards Right, Knightmare, Millionaire and Bullseye for weeks on end, I'm sure many would like to see a refresh of content every so often to keep the channel fresh for others.

I would really like to see some game shows on Challenge though. Things like Winning Lines and Test the Nation were pretty good shows, but I can appreciate that for Winning Lines they would have to show a very heavily edited version which doesn't include the Lottery draws, and Test the Nation probably is lost to history.