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Three Lefts Do
HTV West Points West
Anybody know what and where the tower at the end of the new So'ton titles is?

Its Clavell Tower in Dorset


Cheers.

So, the new So'ton titles images are:
1: Stonehenge
2: Swanage-Bournemouth car ferry.
3rd and 4th image both used up by person doing some sort of adrenaline watersport that I don't know the name for (jumping up in image 3, and landing back on water in image 4). Location could be anywhere in Britain, frankly.
5: Reading train station platform (I think).
6: People on grass in countryside (no idea where this is. New Forest? South Downs?) Again, location could be anywhere in Britain, frankly.
7: "Blade" tower in Reading
8: Clavell tower.

So, quite a lot of bias towards the north and west of the region. The Isle of Wight, for example, is now not represented at all. Unless ST is going to continue having a few different versions of the titles, with slightly different combinations of images in each?

I'm sure that the Reading train station image was also in the new Oxford sub-opt titles, despite Reading not being within the sub-region.

Almost all of the various versions of the previous So'ton titles were comprised of images from south of the Ridgeway only. The only exception was a version that included the Harwell donut as its 5th image (or 3rd image in the short edit) - hence, this version was used for pan-regional bulletins.

Anyone know what selection of images were used at lunchtime today? Or did they still use the old style titles, preserving unveiling the new ones until the 6:30?

I'll be interested to see how north-of-the-Ridgeway is represented (if at all) in pan-regional titles from now on.
DanielK3,362 posts since 1 Oct 2011
STV Central Reporting Scotland
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKUJ4kx4F9M
Here's how the rest of the programme looked including sting and close titles, which use a weird mix of the old close bed into new style audio.

I don't think the end close sounds that bad, it might be that we're used to either or rather than both. The titles have had that beacon sound added too.
bilky asko4,938 posts since 9 Sep 2006
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)

2: Swanage-Bournemouth car ferry.


Well, you can achieve that route with it, but it's actually commonly known as the 'Sandbanks Chain Ferry'. The BBC national news are not using the correct pronunciation of Chesil Beach,
I'm glad Chris Evans (of all people) has flagged the comical incorrect pronunciation on his radio show this morning.

What is the incorrect pronunciation they're using? The one listed on Wikipedia seems obvious enough to me.
Markymark5,410 posts since 13 Dec 2004
Meridian (North) South Today

2: Swanage-Bournemouth car ferry.


Well, you can achieve that route with it, but it's actually commonly known as the 'Sandbanks Chain Ferry'. The BBC national news are not using the correct pronunciation of Chesil Beach,
I'm glad Chris Evans (of all people) has flagged the comical incorrect pronunciation on his radio show this morning.

What is the incorrect pronunciation they're using? The one listed on Wikipedia seems obvious enough to me.


They were pronouncing it as 'Chiz-well', correct pronunciation is 'Chizzile'

Better than Sunday, when BBC South reporter Sarah Farmer was astoned and announced several times as Sarah Palmer.
Last edited by Markymark on 7 January 2014 2:32pm
Jonny3,903 posts since 27 Nov 2006
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKUJ4kx4F9M
Here's how the rest of the programme looked including sting and close titles, which use a weird mix of the old close bed into new style audio.

It's also not just a straight pasting of the South East Today music on the main titles - you can hear a sample from the previous music most prominently at 0:32 in the above video. (SET link for comparison)

Odd choices all round. Although I do like the well-timed waterskier jump; at least they've bothered to utilise the title animations almost as originally conceived.
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Critique2,993 posts since 9 Aug 2009
Anglia (East) Look East

It's also not just a straight pasting of the South East Today music on the main titles - you can hear a sample from the previous music most prominently at 0:32 in the above video. (SET link for comparison)


I quite like that little hint of the old theme, as it is at least in time with the rest of the music, and unlike the BBC Points West monstrosity, sounds good.
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Three Lefts Do
HTV West Points West
I quite like that little hint of the old theme, as it is at least in time with the rest of the music, and unlike the BBC Points West monstrosity, sounds good.


I've just taken a quick peep at Pants Worst on the iPlayer, to hear the theme of which you speak. It is indeed dire.

How long have they been using that? And why?

Any of the theme music variants currently used by other English Regions are all perfectly good, but what PW are using is so disjointed sounding. Yuk.