To get a computer back in 1993 to have a scan of the aerial photo at a high enough resolution for the initial shot, then zoom out of it, would have required a massive spec - something along the lines of Disneys CAPS. Not sure The BBC would have had the resources, when a big print out and a rostrum would suffice, with some video effects keyed on the top.
Sorry, it was a mixture of a) coming from a world where everything like that is computer generated now and b) the animation of the camera being so still and the visual effects like the water.
It's funny that they ever thought that version of the tune was appropriate.
A shame Drama didn't let them run clean today. Has the custom announcements stopped too? Always thought it was to Drama's credit that they bothered introducing the episode properly rather than ITV3's generic intros into Corrie.
Full length credits on both yesterday's second episode and today's first
Ah, I did wonder how they were still getting away with 90 second credits for a 30 minute programme in 1993. Mind you, I still wonder how they get away with 45 second credits in 2020
Fortunately it is announcement and ECP
-free on the UKTV Play version, with better audio quality than the Freeview broadcast at least.
I have half-wondered whether they'd end up speeding up the credits by now, after all UK Gold edited them down and even ditched them completely at one point, so it's nice we haven't had any of that.