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Asa3,267 posts since 22 Mar 2001 Administrator
Meridian (South East) South East Today

Sky News presentation - New studio onwards

I've just had to remove a lot of posts.

1. EastEngland has been warned. There was absolutely no need to derail this thread as much as you did. You made your point then continued to make it over and over.
2. SkyNewsGeek – correcting wrong information is one thing but if you don’t use the RTP system to report posts then you’ll be banned. You posting 12 times continuing the spat is not good.
3. SkyUser23 has been banned, I’ve no interest in reading trashy posts from a new member.
4. For anyone else who was involved in this latest spat, if it continues again then further action will be taken.

Thank you to those of you who chose to RTP the posts and not get involved directly.

Live at five with Jeremy – your post was removed. This isn’t a presenter thread and I don’t know how much more explicit I can be about that.

(Edited to separate the Live at five point from the arguments)
Last edited by Asa on 9 September 2017 6:08pm - 2 times in total
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Asa3,267 posts since 22 Mar 2001 Administrator
Meridian (South East) South East Today

20 years since the death of Princess Diana

As a teenager I'd found the value in Sunday lie-ins but strangely woke up quite early that day and put the TV on in bed. Bleary-eyed I was flicking through the channels and I think BBC One and Two were showing the same thing (possibly with a signer on Two?) and was slightly confused why kids programmes weren't on. But it was watching Kirsty Young behind the desk on C5 that made me pay more attention. But still not quite realising what was going on, I went into the lounge, put Ceefax on and saw the "DIANA AND DODI DEAD IN PARIS CRASH" headline and just shouted my parents. I think I taped some stuff that day but sadly has been wiped/lost over the years. Maybe the programme on Sunday will show that first junction into BBC World that MHP on has in audio form?

I don't think we'll ever see that kind of public reaction or presentation style again.

When the decision was made to simulcast on BBC 2, they apparently had to first ask to get the transmitters "warmed up" because they'd already powered down for the night.

I wonder if that involved just crashing into BBC One/World or whether they bothered to show an ident from black and properly introduce it?

Talking of BBC Two, I'd never seen this clip before:

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Asa3,267 posts since 22 Mar 2001 Administrator
Meridian (South East) South East Today

New look BBC One - Jan 2017

Wasn't that well handled, was it? Presumably the weather presenter can always hear Network who could have said 'wrap it up in the next few seconds' and allowed for a smoother finish. Not sure why the flummox at the end either considering the programme was almost finished anyway.

I wonder whether Countryfile is split as two separate events or one event with a fixed period of black to drop the live insert into (making it much harder to adjust)?
Asa3,267 posts since 22 Mar 2001 Administrator
Meridian (South East) South East Today

BBC Sport - new graphics (Reith font)

It looks really good. The animations are nice and flow well, very smooth. So glad to see the gloss disappear.

I switched between SD and HD and the font definitely looks different - like they've used bold in SD but regular in HD. Must be a strange encoding quirk...or just an excuse for me to get a new TV.

Hard to know whether to read more into that lonesome "one" or not. Seems an odd oversight in an otherwise well designed package.
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Asa3,267 posts since 22 Mar 2001 Administrator
Meridian (South East) South East Today

Sky News presentation - New studio onwards

I would suggest that it should be curtailed.

And I would suggest your back seat moderation be curtailed. Honestly, this has to be your final warning - you can't keep disrupting threads with your inability to handle members criticising people you know/work with/in the industry. If comments are defamatory or an invasion of privacy then of course action will be taken. Otherwise let people have their say without fear of you popping up. And you might not agree but I think there's a damn sight more constructive criticism on here than the likes of DS or Twitter.

You did the same thing the other day in the GMB thread - couldn't help but get involved even though Charlie had it covered. Your post offered nothing to further the discussion.
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Asa3,267 posts since 22 Mar 2001 Administrator
Meridian (South East) South East Today

Generation Game to be brought back with Mel and Sue


The final series opening titles should be a giveaway (1m25s), all sketches and Jim being stupid by the look of it. I think I was probably still watching by that point but have since blanked it out of my mind.

Good luck to Mel and Sue, just a short run to test the waters I guess. It was always one of those shows that they clearly wanted to bring back but for whatever reason never previously got beyond non-broadcast pilots.

I don't see why everything has to have celeb judges though? Just get people who know what they're talking about to individually judge it like they used to.

It at least gives the chance to go for some new music/titles. Although Brucie's was the most memorable, Larry and Jim had their own theme so there isn't a nostalgia factor holding them back from doing something totally new.
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Asa3,267 posts since 22 Mar 2001 Administrator
Meridian (South East) South East Today

The Late Late Show in London

So the US get the first look, makes sense. Although given they'll record it on Tuesday afternoon, it'll be longer than normal before it gets broadcast, and well over a day later for the UK showing so I can't see it being particularly topical - maybe just the election in general terms?

Looking forward to it though, I'll be interested to see how far they've tweaked titles/set/features. A London version of their LA backdrop would look great.