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Richard873 posts since 22 Apr 2012
Granada North West Today
Hello all, long time lurker, first time poster.

I have a query on the modified STV Enterprises endboard shown on the series 2 episode 35 of What's Up Doc,
(from about 52:54):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mhus6Dgd-bI

Does anyone know why this was used? It seemed a little dramatic at the time, and it still does. It could have been something to do with the "runaway tank" bit (skip back to 52:53), but even so it still looks a bit out of place.


Strange video, that, as there seemed to be a sound issue at the end - EDIT: actually it's probably song copyright.

The creator of that video has, for some reason added the appropriate ITV company logo to the start of the programme even though that practice ended in January 1988 (and earlier that than iirc for children's programming). This has cropped up on other videos:

Whataday9,577 posts since 13 Sep 2001
HTV Wales Wales Today
I don't remember them ever doing that.


It was possibly a one off, during the ITV hearts era with the smoke generic credits. "After EastEnders" was spoken and appeared on screen. I believe TVForum was given a heads up by a member that something different would be happening in the credits, and a video was posted here, probably long gone though.
Brekkie30,684 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
Back in 2002, Channel 5 was truly appalling at what they offered, for example on Friday 1st March 2002, 17 years a go their Friday night line up was as follows:

6.30pm - Family Affairs
7.00pm - World of Wildlife
7.30pm - 5 News
8.00pm - Gladiators of World War 2
9.00pm - Film: Hostile Intent
10.50pm - Film: The Glass Cage

Pure dire line up to try to "compete" with BBC and ITV in my opinion.

Not much better 17 years later on Friday 1st March 2019:


7.00pm Sacred Ireland: Holy Land
8.00pm Secret Scotland
9.00pm Meghan & The Markles: A Family at War
10.00pm Most Shocking Celebrity Moments

C5 is the channel where an 11pm bulletin could have worked. In it's early days I do think they should have used the 10.50-11.00pm slot that followed most of their films for 5 News rather than Exclusive Extra!

And we're not so off topic there - no doubt about it most of the changes in news in 1999 were heavily influenced by the perceived success of the 5 News approach - so a shorter pacier bulletin at 11pm with a younger host wasn't such a bad idea.
Shouldn't that have been posted in the "John Logie Baird has Invented Television" thread?
james-20014,310 posts since 13 Sep 2015
Central (East) East Midlands Today

Sorry I missed the chat for this, what was this pilot for?


The new revamped format, made while the show was off air for 2 months during a musician's union strike.

Made on the cheap with a ramshackle set and by getting members of the crew to stand in as various musical acts.

Quite laughable viewing in many parts (epecially as the Number 1 is just a still photo of Olivia Newton John moved around the screen occasionally) though of course it was never intended for broadcast.
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Interceptor747 posts since 20 Oct 2014
The TSR logo appears on those performances too, though I know what they are, the broadcast for French speaking Switzerland.

1987 must be a very late appearance of the "BBC TV" logo", tended to not really be seen that late, though it was common in the 60s and early 70s. I do remember the old Nottingham studios had it on a sign with the coloured lines of the 88-97 logo added under it though. I think Lime Grove did as well in its dying years.

It still turned up from time to time. The 'BBC1' variant of the same logo was at the bottom of the Eldorado autograph cards:
https://picclick.co.uk/ROLAND-CURRAM-Freddie-ELDORADO-HAND-SIGNED-Cast-Card-372535688477.html
JKDerry1,334 posts since 15 Oct 2016
UTV Newsline
Back in 2002, Channel 5 was truly appalling at what they offered, for example on Friday 1st March 2002, 17 years a go their Friday night line up was as follows:

6.30pm - Family Affairs
7.00pm - World of Wildlife
7.30pm - 5 News
8.00pm - Gladiators of World War 2
9.00pm - Film: Hostile Intent
10.50pm - Film: The Glass Cage

Pure dire line up to try to "compete" with BBC and ITV in my opinion.
JKDerry1,334 posts since 15 Oct 2016
UTV Newsline
Channel 5 to me seem to be obsessed with either the royal family or historical programmes at 9.00pm. Look at how much Queen Mother, Queen Elizabeth, Meghan and Harry, programmes about other royals etc have aired on Channel 5 at 9pm recently along with a raft of history documentaries.

Next Saturday we have Elizabeth Our Queen and The Royal Family at War on Saturday prime time.
JKDerry1,334 posts since 15 Oct 2016
UTV Newsline
The telethon event launched on Friday 5th February 1988. Originally the organisers had hoped to be like Children in Need and be an annual telethon, which is why they returned in 1989 for their 2nd Red Nose Day. However Richard Curtis and the organisers felt after the 1989 event, Red Nose Day should be a biennial event and that is why 1991 was the 3rd Red Nose Day telethon. Richard said the event was just too big to organise, and since money would be going to Africa as well as the UK, the one year break between telethons would be suitable, and that is how the every two year Red Nose Day started.

Comic Relief as a charity commenced in 1985.
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Technologist11 posts since 10 Oct 2018
London London
The majority of the major broadcasters In the UK and the networks in the USA required file delivery to The UK DPP "AS11" specifications
See https://www.thedpp.com/tech/delivery/
This is for Air ready material..
Longer term I think that delivery will be some form of IMF SMPTE ST 2067 standard
https://www.thedpp.com/tech/versioning/
And the SMPTE technical specification TS2121
https://www.smpte.org/technical-specifications/2018-08-16-app-dpp
Will be the norm...