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buster London London

YouTube Gold

Lasted just short of a whole year.

Memory may be rubbish, but the last sighting of Ratz was on the first Monday of September 1994,
doing the links on BBC 2's breakfast show with the first sighting of the new idents.

Josie D'Arby did the BBC 1 Playdays and BBC 2 "Lunchtime Club" links from the Holiday Island set,
before unveiling the new Pres A with Toby that afternoon.

I may have a faulty memory here, but I think this happened on the Tuesday. They were due to relaunch from Pres A on the Monday afternoon but didn't, due to a power cut and were still in the Broomcupboard (with Ratz). I seem to remember Toby Anstis making some remark about the place stinking of diesel from the generators.


Yes I recall them unveiling the new idents before the new studio that afternoon (much as they did 7 years later). I recall it all being on the Monday though - we always went back to school on a Tuesday with Monday being the staff training day, so it was quite unusual for me to see the Playdays link. That said, I've been saying for years that the broom cupboard wasn't used at all over the summer so its last appearance must have been in the afternoon slot before the summer holidays began, but then this popped up:



Obviously the BBC2 broom cupboard which got a fair bit of use of the summer of 94 for a variety of reasons. But presumably it got wheeled out occasionally for the "lunchtime club" - either to simplify what was often one link, or if the weather was too grim to use even the beach hut area on the roof, so it's possible the NC1 variant did also. I think the old Pres A set was taken apart at the start of the summer so was out of action. There is clip here of Andi Peters doing his holiday morning "EEK" show from what looks very much like a stripped Pres A, which would suggest it wasn't available:

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bilky asko Tyne Tees Look North (North East)

CBBC Channel

Josh posted:
What programme are we referring to?

The Demon Headmaster.
IN
Interceptor

Davina and Rylan to front Big Brother show for E4

Is the font used on the end titles the 1999-2004 Channel 4 corporate font? Nice touch if so, I've never known a non-news/sport programme to make such heavy use of the broadcaster's corporate font before or since.

It was notable that although the design of the house and graphics remained largely the same between BB5 and CBB3 the font had been changed entirely to the new font. It's a contrast from I'm A Celebrity who took years to get the font on the credits changed over to the current font (and I think even in recent series the old one still shows up?).
AW
Andrew Wood Founding member Central (West) Midlands Today

TV Forum: New for (the middle of) 2020

Ghost posted:
The updated websites section’s saying that there was an update yesterday on The Ident Gallery to the GOLD: 2014 Idents section, but I’ve had a look and there hasn’t been an update.

The forum is correct, there was an update. I've re-encoded the Gold videos to a larger size.
CO
cobbles Granada North West Today

Coronation Street

Reading between the lines only slightly, but someone on here seems extremely determined to see Ken and Rita frenetically re-enacting Fifty Shades of Grey in The Kabin’s stock cupboard.


You can tell a love story without sex scenes, Corrie used to be good at it once upon a time


Bloody hell. A few pages back YOU were the one suggesting Ken and Rita would get together and perhaps hire an escort to assist with sexual problems which may happen to some people of older age! Have you changed your mind already?

That’s quite ironic, given that you’ve also just told us that some Corrie scriptwriters forget events over the course of years and decades. You appear to have forgotten one of your own suggested “plots” from only a day ago!

I think we all admire your knowledge and enthusiasm of the show. After all, it’s a love for television that brings all of us here.

But, perhaps, don’t just disagree with everything someone else says just for the sake of hogging the board. In having such disagreements, you’re contradicting what you yourself have said 5 minutes ago.

Welcome to TVF, by the way.


I never said I actually wanted to see those scenes as sex scenes (Soups fifty shades of grey comment), it's something that could easily be told as a comic storyline or dramatic storyline. The drama or comedy is the element that matters and reason for suggesting the storyline not a desire to see two characters in their 80s humping.

I'm not disagreeing for the sake of it, I'm picking someone up for putting words in my mouth.
PF
PFMC84 UTV Newsline

Davina and Rylan to front Big Brother show for E4

Yes, some lines on the same screen of the credits are in either ITV Reem or FS Matthew.
VM
VMPhil Granada North West Today

Davina and Rylan to front Big Brother show for E4

Last night's show was a bit odd, some of the newly recorded bits with Davina and Rylan didn't seem to actually talk about what had happened in the episode, like at the end when we've just seen Sandy make a run for it and then cut to Rylan saying 'We need to talk about Jade' when she'd barely been in the episode!
JW
JamesWorldNews STV Central World News

Coronation Street

The more I think about it the more I think pairing Rita and Ken up together makes a lot more sense.

They've known eachother nearly 50 years, they both have a certain love for the area and the people around them. Rita's feisty nature would be a good foil to the more retiring Ken and it would be a really good way of showing that people can have an intimate relationship in the final years of their life if the writers played it right. Naturally creates some conflict between Tracy and Jenny alongside it and could really begin to set up for the future.

If you really wanted to have a bit of a comedy element to it they could struggle to be compatible sexually until they hire and escort/sex coach who turns out to be a local street resident.


I was referring to this post ^. A few pages back. Admittedly, you didn’t suggest outright sex scenes and I guess the hiring of an escort/sex coach *could* be written tactfully and romantically to “tell a love story”. My apologies for getting it all wrong.
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cobbles Granada North West Today

Coronation Street

The more I think about it the more I think pairing Rita and Ken up together makes a lot more sense.

They've known eachother nearly 50 years, they both have a certain love for the area and the people around them. Rita's feisty nature would be a good foil to the more retiring Ken and it would be a really good way of showing that people can have an intimate relationship in the final years of their life if the writers played it right. Naturally creates some conflict between Tracy and Jenny alongside it and could really begin to set up for the future.

If you really wanted to have a bit of a comedy element to it they could struggle to be compatible sexually until they hire and escort/sex coach who turns out to be a local street resident.


I was referring to this post ^. A few pages back. Admittedly, you didn’t suggest outright sex scenes and I guess the hiring of an escort/sex coach *could* be written tactfully and romantically to “tell a love story”. My apologies for getting it all wrong.


That but without the sarcasm.

Two elderly people get together but discover they aren't sexually compatible so seek to hire a sex coach or an escort. It doesn't go too well for them especially when they discover they've hired someone they know under a pseudonym. You can show it failing without showing the sex. They give up on that side of things but remain together and focus on romantic gestures and being companions. One night, the deed happens.

I take the rest of the points in your post on board though.
JW
JamesWorldNews STV Central World News

Coronation Street

Aha. Sounds like a job for Vince St. Clair!
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ClarkNarvas (previously ClarkToasti) Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)

Twenty Twenty Oneness: BBC One in '21

Just feels like a cheaper version of the balloon idents, maybe even a parody or something you'd see on W1A but a little bit more dull. The logo would lack consistency with the rest of the BBC just like the current logo and nothing here solves the many problems in the current branding and idents other than just the fact it doesn't have an identifier.
DV
DVB Cornwall West Country (West) Spotlight

NOW TV

SS Extra still exists and will be used for the dual PL games later this week. SSME has two separate EPG numbers now, one for the Legacy version and the other for the NOWTV service as happens with all the content that is used across both products.