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MS
msim
Another overnight headline bed from 2003 with Big Al. Always seemed to sound clumsy, especially that blip of the News 24 countdown after World's.

NE
Newsroom
msim posted:
Another overnight headline bed from 2003 with Big Al. Always seemed to sound clumsy, especially that blip of the News 24 countdown after World's.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVAxujCv9EE


That blip wasn’t common as far as I can remember. Not sure about clumsy either. great piece of music.
RK
Rkolsen
msim posted:
Another overnight headline bed from 2003 with Big Al. Always seemed to sound clumsy, especially that blip of the News 24 countdown after World's.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVAxujCv9EE


That blip wasn’t common as far as I can remember. Not sure about clumsy either. great piece of music.


It still happens this day with simulcasts (this was before the coronavirus streamlining) where the World countdown would end and you’d see the end of the domestic countdown, specifically the piazza. If I remember correctly mediaboy said that the domestic countdown ends two seconds earlier for World News to opt in. The numberless portion is where World is supposed to opt to, I believe.
BB
BBC WORLD 24
The legendary Alastair Yates. RIP

msim posted:
Another overnight headline bed from 2003 with Big Al. Always seemed to sound clumsy, especially that blip of the News 24 countdown after World's.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVAxujCv9EE
AndrewPSSP, JamesWorldNews and Anglialad gave kudos
JA
Jamesypoo
Got to say, some of the old specially extended closing themes really were something.





Even the 2003 version, with the build up to 00:49, was pretty good.



Other than the 2012 olympics I can't think of more recent examples where they've anything like done this?
BA
Batavia
I see your extended closing theme, and I raise you the greatest extended opening of all time:

AN
all new Phil
I see your extended closing theme, and I raise you the greatest extended opening of all time:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHYHsSKEQ5w

I think I need a sit down after that.
thegeek, Anglialad and JamesWorldNews gave kudos
RN
Rolling News
I see your extended closing theme, and I raise you the greatest extended opening of all time:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHYHsSKEQ5w

I think I need a sit down after that.

You mean you watched it standing up?
BA
Bail Moderator
https://www.dropbox.com/s/vc6dxtzwqjccma5/BBC%20World%20-%201998%20-%20The%20World%20Today%20-%20Special%20Titles.mp3?dl=0

Enjoy
JW
JamesWorldNews
Wow. Stephen Cole and Nisha Pillai. Two stalwarts of the channel at the time. Not forgetting the introductions by Adrian Finighan who was ‘the voice’ of BBC World for many years.

This era of World was possibly my favourite, from a content and themes perspective. The music of this era was something else.

Only downside: the studio was very cramped, with the two presenters desks actually facing each other (you can see the back of Nisha’s head facing Stephen in the wide opening shot).

That secondary desk is where the co-presenter of the flagship programmes would sit, as well as the weekend and regular non branded bulletins.

(Apart from the London 7pm edition of The World Today, where both Donald MacCormack and Nici Marx sat at the main desk.

Nostalgia. Loving this thread.
AN
Anglialad
Bail posted:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/vc6dxtzwqjccma5/BBC%20World%20-%201998%20-%20The%20World%20Today%20-%20Special%20Titles.mp3?dl=0

Enjoy

Would you mind uploading the full package please?
NE
Newsroom
[quote="Bail" pid="1225701"]https://www.dropbox.com/s/vc6dxtzwqjccma5/BBC%20World%20-%201998%20-%20The%20World%20Today%20-%20Special%20Titles.mp3?dl=0

@Bail - don’t be shy about showing us the desk you said you now owned a few days ago. We’d love to see it.

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