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VM
VMPhil Granada North West Today
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Whilst doing some idle browsing around Genome today, I noticed that although the Radio Times started listing programmes in stereo from the official launch date of 31st August 1991, there's a random programme in May that has 'STEREO' listed: https://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/d4873ca3431b46deadc0203ca500b493
SW
Steve Williams
Worth remembering that at that point they will have been labelling stereo programmes on a regular basis as they were including ITV and C4 listings, who had already launched it. By that point, as you suggest, the Beeb were making plenty of shows in stereo before the official launch, and maybe they were already flagging them up in the billings, so presumably someone saw it and forgot they weren't officially putting it on BBC shows yet.
NJ
Neil Jones Founding member Central (West) Midlands Today
Storm is thus:
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt12882306/

This may have one of those co-production things, since it seems to share a credit with the National Film and Television School, who amongst other things, co-produced the first Wallace and Gromit feature, A Grand Day Out.

10x10 looks like it ran for quite a while, IMDb has 116 "episodes", 1989-2000. "An assortment of short quirky documentaries, comedies and dramas by directors fresh from film schools." One of the higher profile names cross-referencing IMDb is John Strickland, who directed about a dozen episodes of The Bill in the 90s and more recently a few episodes of Line of Duty last year.
VM
VMPhil Granada North West Today
Worth remembering that at that point they will have been labelling stereo programmes on a regular basis as they were including ITV and C4 listings, who had already launched it. By that point, as you suggest, the Beeb were making plenty of shows in stereo before the official launch, and maybe they were already flagging them up in the billings, so presumably someone saw it and forgot they weren't officially putting it on BBC shows yet.

Thanks Steve. I indeed forgot about the RT having ITV and C4 listings by that time.

Whilst I'm on the subject this reminds me of the probably-not-very-interesting fact that, watching the DVDs again, series 1 of A Bit of Fry & Laurie is in stereo, series 2 is in mono, then it goes back to stereo for the rest.
HC
Hatton Cross Central (West) Midlands Today
Talking of Genome - what is the average gap between making an edit (to tidy up the credits, by adding words and deleting duplicate names from the credits where they appear twice -film actor credits, for example) and them appearing on the site?

During the last week of November, during a rather 'quiet' period of work, I made around 100 edits to BBC One Christmas Eve/Day entries for 1980-2 and they still haven't appeared.

I know they are all moderated by a physical pair of eyes, but I'd have thought after the inital torrent of edits when it was launched a couple of years ago, new edits would be at an occasional trickle and be easier to look at and give the yep or nope on what changes you were recommending that should appear.
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NJ
Neil Jones Founding member Central (West) Midlands Today
There is an entry in the FAQ that says "Once you edit an entry your suggestion will be validated, and if accepted, Genome will be changed. If your suggestion does not match the magazine, we will include your edit in the additional data we are gathering for use at a later date. If you did it via Tell Us More, The information you send will not be published on the page"

When this "later date" is is anybody's guess, that's been there since the project was launched.
RO
Rory02 New member Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Mine usually get accepted in a couple of days, although they're usually just removing AM, PM, (S) (AD) tags from titles and adding the latter two to the description. Also when you click on a listing, the Tell Us More box doesn't seem to be there any more
CS
CivvyStreet Granada North West Today
You can see the live stats of BBC Genome on this link

https://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/labs/livestats

Green are approved fixes and yellow are pending.

Also see the dropdown on the page for editing stats history.
Last edited by CivvyStreet on 20 December 2020 6:29pm

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