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all_night334 posts since 2 Apr 2016
Anglia (West) Look East (West sub-opt)
I note both Jane and Carrie on BBC News are in black. Are we expecting something or just a nice day to wear black?


A word to the wise. Try not to read too much into a) the colour of somebody's clothes and b) two people wearing the same colour on the same day doing the same job for different companies. It's not worth it.

You may want to take a look at this legendary 2005 thread https://tvforum.uk/thenewsroom/tonights-anchors-wearing-black-channels-17943/

2005. God I feel old all of a sudden...


I was around back then, just fun now and again to bring up when newsreaders are in black. Not one, but two Very Happy
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Schwing205 posts since 13 Oct 2004
BBC World
I note both Jane and Carrie on BBC News are in black. Are we expecting something or just a nice day to wear black?


A word to the wise. Try not to read too much into a) the colour of somebody's clothes and b) two people wearing the same colour on the same day doing the same job for different companies. It's not worth it.

You may want to take a look at this legendary 2005 thread https://tvforum.uk/thenewsroom/tonights-anchors-wearing-black-channels-17943/

2005. God I feel old all of a sudden...
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thegeek4,690 posts since 1 Jan 2002
London London

ITN switched from the BBC to Sky last year and buys into the pictures on an ad-hoc basis (depending on the nature of the story and how good the pictures are etc)..

Presumably a factor in that was when the BBC broke that deal by using the helicopter for the Cliff Richard raid without telling ITN


Surprised that ITN doesn’t have their own contract - with ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 News.

I didn't know about the change in arrangement - there's a bit of background to the spat here.

The BBC-branded helicopter, G-TAKE, used to be registered as G-OITN, and carried ITN livery.
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thegeek4,690 posts since 1 Jan 2002
London London
From the boat in Bimini it was all very close to the edge. The uplink is on land and the power has been going on and off for the last three days. We were using a small standby genny for the show.
I'd rather be having problems with an uplink in the Bahamas rather than, say, a rainy car park in Twickenham Smile

Good work all round though - quite proud to have so many colleagues working on such a complicated show.
Markymark6,271 posts since 13 Dec 2004
Meridian (North) South Today



I used to love the 6 o Clock Show. Even now it has a unique style. One example of this is the way they do an item on something and include an interview with someone not necessarily connected with it. Danny Baker tells a great story in one of his biographies about being sent out to interview Kenneth Williams

The travel news from the helicopter didn't last long I think, but Fred Housego continues as a regular for a while


Wasn’t the show Greg Dyke’s first programme as a producer? Hadn’t he joined LWT in the 70s as a journalist working on Weekend World and the London Programme?
JK081,378 posts since 20 Feb 2011
Granada North West Today
Adam Boulton just welcomed viewers of the 11am TOTH to 'Sky News Today'. First time it's been referred to as that on air in recent years?

Sky EPG lists it simply as Sky News, however I thought it had been rebranded as 'Lunchtime Live' when Ian King Live moved to 1:30?

If they don't want it to be a simple Sky News block they really need to settle on a title and actually call it that on air.

EDIT: Seems to be a new graphic in use for the block as well.
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