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BBC News (UK) presentation - Reith launch onwards

From Monday 15th July 2019

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Worzel Anglia (West) Look East (West sub-opt)
RDJ posted:
Roger Johnson and Simon pointing out the state of the NWT/Breakfast sofa on News Nationwide this evening.

It caused Roger to go and pull the fabric up to show a huge gaping hole.

Simon offered to come up to Salford with his sewing kit himself.


Are the purse strings at Auntie so tight they're now repeating old News Nationwide's. Wink
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Rolling News Central (East) East Midlands Today
RDJ posted:
Martine in The Papers just now marked that Lewis Hamilton’s F1 title win just makes her remember her camera mishap when he won the title before a few years ago.

She’s right! This was said mishap.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jHsoauynPM

And then of course this one a few days later

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BR
Brekkie Wales Wales Today
RDJ posted:
Roger Johnson and Simon pointing out the state of the NWT/Breakfast sofa on News Nationwide this evening.

It caused Roger to go and pull the fabric up to show a huge gaping hole.

Simon offered to come up to Salford with his sewing kit himself.

Still so frustrating they have to put up with that set. Even the secondary sports studio, which used to look like a cupboard, looks pretty decent on screen now.
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m_in_m Anglia (East) Look East
I find it strange the sofa hasn't been replaced. This isn't recent damage. Are TV sofas very expensive?
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itsrobert Founding member Granada North West Today
I find it strange the sofa hasn't been replaced. This isn't recent damage. Are TV sofas very expensive?

Just a guess, but they're probably bespoke. So that would come with added expense I'm sure.
CA
Capybara Granada North West Today
I find it strange the sofa hasn't been replaced. This isn't recent damage. Are TV sofas very expensive?

I was told on the tour they hadn't replaced it because there was no need to. There was never a camera angle used that wouldn't have the desk covering the hole.
Aspiring continuity announcer.
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Rkolsen World News
I find it strange the sofa hasn't been replaced. This isn't recent damage. Are TV sofas very expensive?

Just a guess, but they're probably bespoke. So that would come with added expense I'm sure.


I find it strange the sofa hasn't been replaced. This isn't recent damage. Are TV sofas very expensive?

I was told on the tour they hadn't replaced it because there was no need to. There was never a camera angle used that wouldn't have the desk covering the hole.


Those couches are likely bespoke - I know the old Today couches were. Here they are designed to look comfortable but it wouldn’t surprise me if the cushions are mainly wood with a little bit of padding to make it look soft topped with durable fabric. The shows need people to sit up properly and not sink in to a regular couch. That being said Today doesn’t really use the couches any more preferring stools or round table segments, I’ve noticed in the third hour it appears they maybe using a more “custom” standard sofa design (like a design you might see in a high end designer loft). The backs look hard (and are adorned with throw pillows) however a bit of the seat cushions appears to be more softer than there prior couches. That being you can see it compress a bit under the anchors weight.
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MW
Mike W London London
The BBC Breakfast sofa is a very expensive custom build by Boss Design.

The regions favoured their 'Adda' sofas for years (I think these were premade and available in the right shade of red...). The one in the Salford visitors area cost the corporation a lot of money (the Daily Mail said £48k but I'd guess it was a lot lower).

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Obviously colour, feet/legs etc are down to the client but if you've got a spare £20k kicking about and want to pretend to be Naga Munchetty go for it!
JW
JamesWorldNews STV Central World News
£20k to be Naga Munchetty?? Blimey!

How much does it cost to become BIG MOIRA
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Mike W London London
£20k to be Naga Munchetty?? Blimey!

How much does it cost to become BIG MOIRA

£70k, cheques made payable to Bail and Asa
JW
JamesWorldNews STV Central World News
Shall we CrowdFund?
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BR
Brekkie Wales Wales Today
The BBC Breakfast sofa is a very expensive custom build by Boss Design.

The regions favoured their 'Adda' sofas for years (I think these were premade and available in the right shade of red...). The one in the Salford visitors area cost the corporation a lot of money (the Daily Mail said £48k but I'd guess it was a lot lower).

For £48k I'd expect the sofa to read the news.
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