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BillyH1,340 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London
It’s interesting to see evidence of the pre-internet days of sharing old presentation - there were entire VHS tapes of footage that all appeared on the earliest pres websites, the quality massively varying depending on how many generations down the footage was. I had one in about 2000-01 that included a 1981 ATV startup copied so much that the music twisted and distorted all over the place and the picture was barely visible, but it was still amazing to actually *see* something outside of the tiny-sized compressed RealVideo net files of the day.
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thegeek5,206 posts since 1 Jan 2002
London London
This seems relevant:


Some observations from the first minute: what's with the non-standard election 97 logo on the slide? Also the first thing in the menu is 'coming up' at 10pm when they went on air at 10.30. It's also a bit hard to follow the route he takes around TVC but it doesn't quite look like the most straightforward way from TC1 to TC6.
Right, I wonder how much of this I'll get through...
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Steve Williams2,922 posts since 1 Aug 2008
Were those Armistice shows done live or not? I can never remember.


The election night one obviously was, and one of the best thing about it is how slick it is given it's three hours of complicated live television fronted by three people who had presented absolutely none of it previously. The regular Armistice wasn't live.
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UKnews876 posts since 26 Apr 2011
This seems relevant:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t301NH_jbZE

Some observations from the first minute: what's with the non-standard election 97 logo on the slide? Also the first thing in the menu is 'coming up' at 10pm when they went on air at 10.30. It's also a bit hard to follow the route he takes around TVC but it doesn't quite look like the most straightforward way from TC1 to TC6.
Right, I wonder how much of this I'll get through...

On the timing there’s a bit of info buried here:


https://dhanendran.com/ive-got-funny-hair-i-m-mister-tony-blair-6c6b2c32f525?gi=ef80971e0be9

Short version: they did a short bit at 10pm (the Honor Blackman sequence), then ‘Have I Got News For You’ was shown, before Armistice started properly at 10:30pm.

https://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/schedules/bbctwo/england/1997-05-01

At the time I must have taped it and watched it the next day, rewatched the start of it last night and it still made me laugh.

I’m guessing the Dimbleby sequence was recorded earlier in the day / evening and then there’s a cut to a part they filmed at 10pm once they had the exit poll - I wonder if they were trusted enough to get it early, not many people are! Even those that are don’t get it that long before 10pm.
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