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Brekkie31,391 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
Were Channel basically restricted to archive and imports or could they show some programmes which had been recorded and were due to be broadcast assuming they had the tapes to show them.
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mdtauk6,279 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London
I think it would look more minimalist with picture below the ticker. As it did previously.

I actually think that would look less minimalist, as it makes the bottom border stand out too much, with visuals visible below. Having it flush with the bottom of the screen makes it look more self contained.
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noggin14,313 posts since 26 Jun 2001
They are dual purpose connectors. You can either put bare speaker wires that you have stripped and twisted around the screw terminals and tighten them (the red and black plastic ends screw down to tighten and trap the cable making a good connection) , or you can fit banana plugs to your speaker cables and plug them into the holes in the ends.
Andrew13,578 posts since 27 Mar 2001
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
This is a top upload from Sir Neil Miles...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnvfuMAhm1s

The last twenty minutes of Breakfast News from Friday 5th January 1990, followed by, er, more news and then the opening link of holiday morning CBBC.

And welcome to the weekend on Breakfast News with reports on child pornography (as one of the commenters points out, beautifully scheduled for just before kids shows).

The trailer immediately before BFT is slightly more disturbing.

As you say BBC Breakfast News was ridiculously heavy during this era, even the last half hour of the show, of course now it’s gone a tad too far the other way. It’s no wonder why TV-AM did so well.

And you can tell it’s a very different era of children’s TV, when the first hour of fast paced holiday mornings is filled with what looks like a very stuffy film. And Andy and Lisa can just about drum up enthusiasm to introduce it, before not appearing again until 10am (after yet another news bulletin of course).

Don’t worry though, there would be even more fun for kids at 10:55 when ‘Five to Eleven’ pops up!

There is a clip of a much tidier link between Breakfast News and BFT here



I wonder if Simon remembers his co host here or has forgotten her like Lorraine Kelly has!
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Juicy Joe1,486 posts since 25 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
The lower thirds graphics white bar does not need to stretch down to the bottom of the screen, there could be a small strip of picture at the bottom. As per below the previous ticker. There is a lot of wasted space down there. The white strip and the black strip above could be the same narrow depth as the black and look a lot neater.

Disagree - there is no key action happening at the bottom and it looks so much neater taking the strap all the way to the bottom rather than having a distracting image that you can't actually see below.


I think it would look more minimalist with picture below the ticker. As it did previously.
what182 posts since 11 Mar 2018
HTV West Points West
Yikes, 4Music are cropping 4:3 Scrubs episodes to 16:9.

Horrible fuzziness aside, the production credits at the beginning of the episodes are completely cut off so all you see is "executive producer" without the name underneath.


Laughably bad.


Channel Four do this in the mornings too. Yet on the HD variants they’re displayed in their correct ratio.

They do that with The Simpsons also.
JasonB5,049 posts since 20 Sep 2003
London London
Yikes, 4Music are cropping 4:3 Scrubs episodes to 16:9.

Horrible fuzziness aside, the production credits at the beginning of the episodes are completely cut off so all you see is "executive producer" without the name underneath.


Laughably bad.


Channel Four do this in the mornings too. Yet on the HD variants they’re displayed in their correct ratio.
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Brekkie31,391 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
The lower thirds graphics white bar does not need to stretch down to the bottom of the screen, there could be a small strip of picture at the bottom. As per below the previous ticker. There is a lot of wasted space down there. The white strip and the black strip above could be the same narrow depth as the black and look a lot neater.

Disagree - there is no key action happening at the bottom and it looks so much neater taking the strap all the way to the bottom rather than having a distracting image that you can't actually see below.

With the transparent astons you now actually can see much more of the picture than you have done for years on the BBC News Channel - and I guess from that perspective the strip works better than just floating text ala The Nine for the News Channel.
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Brekkie31,391 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
I have always admired Channel Television for keeping some service on air during those 11 weeks 40 years a go. We are a month away from the anniversary of the worst strike to hit commercial television in the UK ever. 11 weeks without programming at all on nearly all regions, I am still astonished at that feat.

Unlikely the scenario would be repeated now - guess the closest possible situation would be ITV going off air (more likely due to the business collapsing than strike action) and STV being left to their own devices. The question then would be whether archive programming belongs to ITV Plc or ITV the network - I'm guessing the former.
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