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Spencer (previously Spencer For Hire) 6,150 posts since 13 Jan 2003
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
I've just had a look, and you are right. There is basically about a dozen different things happening across the screen at the same time!
It's always been like that.

2001: https://www.tvark.org/?page=media&mediaid=113457
2008: https://www.tvark.org/?page=media&mediaid=113456


Looking at those, I think they started off looking dreadful, and then got progressively worse.
VMPhil10,385 posts since 31 Mar 2005
Granada North West Today
I've just had a look, and you are right. There is basically about a dozen different things happening across the screen at the same time!
It's always been like that.



2001: https://www.tvark.org/?page=media&mediaid=113457
2008: https://www.tvark.org/?page=media&mediaid=113456

Oof at that ident cutting to a different shot just as it fades into the titles on that 2008 example. Also the description says 'now in widescreen', pretty sure Doctors was in widescreen from the beginning.
Jon8,591 posts since 11 Apr 2005
Central (West) Midlands Today
I guess they see crap titles with characters in boxes and more boxes is kinda their thing for titles. Like the EastEnders map and the Corrie cat.

I never understand whether Letherbridge is meant to be in Birmingham, or a town just outside. They talk about it as if it’s a town in own right but talk about other areas in the centre of Birmingham as if they’re near by whilst also referring to Birmingham as if it’s a separate place. I guess if we were to place it, it would be on Redditch to Birmingham train line somewhere between Longbridge and Selly Oak, which of course is roughly were the show is made.
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davidhorman2,451 posts since 8 Mar 2005
Channel Channel Islands
I've just had a look, and you are right. There is basically about a dozen different things happening across the screen at the same time!
It's always been like that.



2001: https://www.tvark.org/?page=media&mediaid=113457
2008: https://www.tvark.org/?page=media&mediaid=113456


2001: doctors doctors doctors doctors doctors
2008: doctors doctors doctors doctors doctors doctors doctors doctors doctors doctors doctors doctors doctors doctors doctors doctors doctors doctors doctors doctors DOCTORS DOCTORS DOCTORS DOCTORS!