The Newsroom

Peter Sissons has died.

(October 2019)

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JW
JamesWorldNews
Newscaster of the Year Awards, 1971. Peter Sissons and Sandy Gall, joint winners towards the end of this clip.

https://youtu.be/fdzc3tOhQpE
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Markymark
Newscaster of the Year Awards, 1971. Peter Sissons and Sandy Gall, joint winners towards the end of this clip.

https://youtu.be/fdzc3tOhQpE


Barry Cryer has clearly aged at a much lower rate than anyone else!
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Richard, chinamug and Markymark gave kudos
DE
deejay
Although I think it's a joke, there was this recent tweet on the subject...



Night Thoughts and Spencer gave kudos
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Rolling News
Here is Peter interviewing his old pal Paul McCartney. The first picture is quite sad in seeing how frail he had become.

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A former member
That is just magical.
JW
JamesWorldNews
Yes. This is magical, indeed. Thanks for sharing that.

As an aside: I don’t recall that Channel 4 News set and branded desk. And the wide shot looks like an early flatscreen tv. But on closer examination, is just a projection onto a flat surface?

Nice of McCartney to recognize Peter in the way he did.
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thegeek Founding member

As an aside: I don’t recall that Channel 4 News set and branded desk. And the wide shot looks like an early flatscreen tv. But on closer examination, is just a projection onto a flat surface?

Is it a DVE? I suspect there is a smaller TV in Peter's eyeline, but it's being masked by a bigger 'screen' being overlaid in the vision mixer, in the same way that the programme logo is in the final shot.
MA
Markymark

As an aside: I don’t recall that Channel 4 News set and branded desk. And the wide shot looks like an early flatscreen tv. But on closer examination, is just a projection onto a flat surface?

Is it a DVE? I suspect there is a smaller TV in Peter's eyeline, but it's being masked by a bigger 'screen' being overlaid in the vision mixer, in the same way that the programme logo is in the final shot.


That's my thought too. Interesting that back then they'd often set up DTL interviews with the interviewee looking out of the screen at the presenter as if it was a window, though Paul McCartney's eyes do keep darting towards the camera

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