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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.
Inspector Sands13,584 posts since 25 Aug 2004
BBC London has always had an identity crisis since it launched. There was the LDN nonsense as part of the tri-media catastrophe,

It was a catastrophe? It's now how every newsroom works nowadays so it can't have been that bad.
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With the pisspoor local radio station having as many rebrands over the last 49 years, it gives the impression the BBC at local level in London are clueless.

I make it 5 names in 49 years, two of them the same. Not that many when you compare it with LBC.... I make it 9 just on FM



The originally planned name of course was 'London Live', tying in with the short-lived name forthe radio station from 2000-01.

Wasn't there even a version of the generic regional titles with the flying maps produced for London Live that, obviously, was never used? I recall it popping up on here at one point.

Yes, it was produced at the same time as the other regional news titles in 2000, but then by the time the relaunch happened the name was changed and the superior BBC London titles were created instead.


Semi-interesting fact - the person who was in head of BBC London when London Live launched; Jane Mote, was also launch director of the channel called London Live
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RDJ2,683 posts since 25 Oct 2003
Central (South) Midlands Today
Was there not quite a big breakdown a few years ago which knocked out most of the regions? I seem remember that the local news during This Morning came from one region that went out across England.


It happened in 2008. It wasn't a breakdown and was pre-planned as such. It also caused GMTV not to be able to broadcast from their studios and had to broadcast from outside on the South Bank. There were also no regional bulletins at all.

There was engineering work at the Southern Transmission Centre which meant that the only region that could be broadcast to the whole of the southern regions was Central West.

This was because that though Central West at the time was part of the Northern Transmission Centre, the legacy Central South West macro region (for the Ridge Hill overlap area) was still controlled by the Southern Transmission Centre. Therefore this presumably was all that could be picked up and transmitted across the regions.

It was branded 'ITV News' and presented by Mark Gough who apologised for the obvious technical difficulties. There was a clip on YouTube but appears to have been taken down.

Here's the thread that discussed this: https://tvforum.uk/tvhome/itv-network-transmission-issues-27932/
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Central News South
January 9th 1989 - December 3rd 2006
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denton1,025 posts since 4 Jan 2003
And just for a bit more fun from NI. If you're wondering what Laurence Lyle was doing yesterday evening into the 7pm junction on BBC One, he'd apparently kicked everyone out of the BBC One Northern Ireland Continuity Booth...

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... Not the last you've seen of him in the Con booth this week.
Isonstine2,529 posts since 28 Mar 2001
London London

The originally planned name of course was 'London Live', tying in with the short-lived name forthe radio station from 2000-01.

Wasn't there even a version of the generic regional titles with the flying maps produced for London Live that, obviously, was never used? I recall it popping up on here at one point.

Yes, it used to be on the TV Home website: http://web.archive.org/web/20031003004558/http://www.tvhome.co.uk/bbcnews/1999-regions.shtml


With added RealPlayer vintage:
BBC News London Live Titles
RDJ2,683 posts since 25 Oct 2003
Central (South) Midlands Today
I remember the skunk ident pretty well. I don't think it was overly rare. The rare one that I scarcely remember is the magician pulling his long johns through his hat.

Anyway, not wanting to turn this into the Live & Kicking Gold thread, but the channel in question has posted another intriguing Live & Kicking clip.

Did you know that Katy Hill's first tenure at hosting Live & Kicking was not in the 2000 revamp, and it even happened before Steve and Emma.

Katy Hill hosted one morning with Jamie and stepped in for Zoe as she was off ill that morning. Katy was a guest that morning so was drafted in as host at the last minute presumably.

Central News South
January 9th 1989 - December 3rd 2006