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gottago2,801 posts since 26 Aug 2004
London London
There's a Broadcast article today about Ofcom tightening the Nations and Regions rules where PSBs are obliged to produce a certain amount of programmes outside London. It's got this interesting nugget:

Quote:
Elsewhere, Ofcom has closed the loophole that allowed PSBs to count self-promotional content as out of London content.

In 2017, ITV’s late-night show info reel ITV Nightscreen, which is made in the Midlands, accounted for 600 hours of programming, more than twice that of any of its other OOL productions. Had it not been counted, the broadcaster would have missed by two percentage points its target for 35% of its main channel output hours to be OOL.


So with the loophole closed this could mean we finally see the end of Nightscreen which has no doubt been continuing purely to take advantage of it.
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Whataday9,876 posts since 13 Sep 2001
HTV Wales Wales Today
In the Eurovision clip from 1977, the confusion arose primarily because Stewart Morris said “go revolve” and the guys operating the stage revolve and the chap who’s one job it was to “run the roller” (credits - literally printed on a piece of paper which wound up from one roll to another in front of a caption camera) each mistook it as their cue. Credit rollers once rolling couldn’t be easily reset as I understand it, hence why no one got a credit apart from Stewart.


To be fair to the roller guys, Morris said "cue the revolve" and when there was a slight delay in it starting he spat it out again but slurred so it sounded like "cue the roll".

I read somewhere that Morris hated rollers and had two identical sets installed as he didn't trust them to work properly, and neither worked. I'm not sure how true that is but it makes the situation funnier still to me.
Jonwo (previously Jonwo87) 527 posts since 20 Sep 2007
Has he actually directly denied getting Amanda dropped from the Autumn cover? She said this well before her Heart gig was announced.

It's clear to see from casually watching over the years he wants a sidekick on This Morning not a co presenter.


The irony is that there is a chance that Holly will unsurp Phil and he'll be relegated to sidekick.
whoiam989849 posts since 22 Dec 2007
BBC World
TV in Turkmenistan may no longer have a permanent on-screen bug/DOG of Turkmenbashi's bust (the dictator died in 2006), but the aesthetics (and the content) of the main evening news in this secretive former Soviet republic are still out-of-this-world:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBuzUs5tCUU

Was this a botched attempt to copy the earlier title sequence(s) of VGTRK's Vesti ? It used to feature the galloping troika.

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Whataday9,876 posts since 13 Sep 2001
HTV Wales Wales Today
Has he actually directly denied getting Amanda dropped from the Autumn cover?


No, he's only denied what's being peddled by nameless "sources".

It's clear to see from casually watching over the years he wants a sidekick on This Morning not a co presenter.


One thing we know is that Phil insisted on Holly for the This Morning job. Holly has confirmed this on numerous occasions. It was widely reported at the time that ITV wanted Emma Forbes.
mannewskev505 posts since 2 Sep 2011
Each of the points you listed isn't true.


Let me know where I've been untrue:

Amanda Holden has gone on record with her allegations.
Hasn't she?

The relationship between Fern Britton and Phillip clearly disintegrated towards the end of Fern's tenure.
Hadn't it?

Fern and Phillip had a particularly acrimonious exchange on This Morning's 30th Birthday.
Didn't they?

Fern's former agent has gone on record basically backing up Amanda Holden.
Hasn't he?

Veteran agent Mike Hollingsworth has gone on record claiming Phillip had a veto on the guests if he didn't like them.
Hasn't he?


Each statement is true. And while you say you're open to discussion, repeatedly saying there's no proof implies the opposite.



These are the points that weren't true:
The relationship between Fern Britton and Phillip clearly disintegrated towards the end of Fern's tenure.
I've covered this previously.

Fern and Phillip had a particularly acrimonious exchange on This Morning's 30th Birthday.
I've covered this previously also.

Thus, each of the points you listed weren't true, and none of them equate to there being proof of any poor behaviour by Phillip Schofield. Noted that you didn't address my other points. Understandable though.

Finally, as I mentioned previously, your attempts to undermine my position are completely transparent, this suggesting it is indeed you who is not open to discussion. I am, hence this engagement.
Cando1,397 posts since 8 Mar 2012
London London
Has he actually directly denied getting Amanda dropped from the Autumn cover? She said this well before her Heart gig was announced.

It's clear to see from casually watching over the years he wants a sidekick on This Morning not a co presenter.
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Whataday9,876 posts since 13 Sep 2001
HTV Wales Wales Today
Each of the points you listed isn't true.


Let me know where I've been untrue:

Amanda Holden has gone on record with her allegations.
Hasn't she?

The relationship between Fern Britton and Phillip clearly disintegrated towards the end of Fern's tenure.
Hadn't it?

Fern and Phillip had a particularly acrimonious exchange on This Morning's 30th Birthday.
Didn't they?

Fern's former agent has gone on record basically backing up Amanda Holden.
Hasn't he?

Veteran agent Mike Hollingsworth has gone on record claiming Phillip had a veto on the guests if he didn't like them.
Hasn't he?



Each statement is true. And while you say you're open to discussion, repeatedly saying there's no proof implies the opposite.
davidhorman2,208 posts since 8 Mar 2005
Channel Channel Islands
I think it's just one of those cases of a soap trying something a bit stylistically interesting but without quite the requisite budget, time, and/or skill to pull it off. And then even when they do get it right, it's still jarring because it's just not what we expect from soaps.

As a case in point, a recent episode of Eastenders began in medias res (in the middle of things) with a character being dragged unconscious through a disused warehouse, when he'd last been seen happily (or as happily as any Walford resident is) getting engaged. A lot of viewers thought they'd missed an episode, not because they're daft, but because Eastenders just doesn't do that sort of thing (it didn't help that that particular plot development was utterly ridiculous on several levels).
Last edited by davidhorman on 26 June 2019 6:14pm
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