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Ghost Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
Ghost posted:
One man's gold is another's man's trash.

for all we know we could be hailing That’s TV as the gold standard of television at some point in the distant future.


Let's not get carried away.

Yeah, I went too far. I need to get back to reality...
Can I have your attention please?
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james-2001 Central (East) East Midlands Today
Ghost posted:
Not exactly “Gold”, isn’t it?


One man's gold is another's man's trash.


Some people love trash

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buster London London
Operation Desert Storm gives BBC 1's schedule a bit of a kicking, as well as the CA's introduction to Neighbours.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2t3G00TB06c


That open door is what happened to the viewers after seeing that lineup...
Seriously, I was 6 at the time and can distinctly remember the massive menus with news all over the place, and it was probably the thing that really rammed home how big a deal it was.
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ToasterMan (previously BeanosOnToast) Granada North West Today
Some CBBC continuity from the second week of the short-lived September 2001 mini-refresh, notice despite the links now being produced in 16:9, other footage was cropped to 4:3. Also, despite this being a week after the new email was introduced and 4 years after CBBC became the strand's official name, one of the promos refers to the stand as Children's BBC, so this could possibly be the very last time the strand's original name was used:
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RobinBlamires05 Meridian (South East) South East Today
Two of the new (old) presenters alongside two set to depart pre-relaunch.

Though still "Rich and Dom" as opposed to "Dick & Dom".

Pretty certain "Dick & Dom" first got used on air as a joke, way back in 1997 on the final "Buckets And Spades" competition
on summer mornings.
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buster London London
The change from “Children’s” to “CBBC” didn’t really happen in 1997 though. The use of “C” in the ident appears to have been because because “CHILDREN’S” would have been too long, because the presenters, promos, listings and email all still referred to it as Children’s. It was late 1998 when the first two changed, but the email and Radio Times listing staggered on until 2001.

On a similar subject I’m not sure where they got it from, but the Guardian or possibly Observer’s TV guide referred to the Saturday morning CBBC strand as “Planet Saturday” for years after that single summer it was used on air.
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ToasterMan (previously BeanosOnToast) Granada North West Today
The change from “Children’s” to “CBBC” didn’t really happen in 1997 though. The use of “C” in the ident appears to have been because because “CHILDREN’S” would have been too long, because the presenters, promos, listings and email all still referred to it as Children’s. It was late 1998 when the first two changed, but the email and Radio Times listing staggered on until 2001.

On a similar subject I’m not sure where they got it from, but the Guardian or possibly Observer’s TV guide referred to the Saturday morning CBBC strand as “Planet Saturday” for years after that single summer it was used on air.

Now that you mention it, Michael Underwood's audition as a CBBC presenter had him referring to it as "Children's", despite this being in 1999, though the example I linked above is even stranger, considering the email and Radio Times listing had already been updated by mid 2001.
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Si-Co Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
Talking of Children’s BBC, a clip here featuring the late Michael Sheard in character as Grange Hill’s Mr Bronson. I think he breaks character in the last second though, when Andy Crane surprises him! Anyway, the real reason I’m posting this is that I notice Andy says an early goodbye to viewers in Wales. ISTR it was usually Northern Ireland viewers who had to leave early (for their news programme) - how long did Wales opt out at 5.35, I assume also for local news?

CEEFAX SUBTITLES BEGIN SHORTLY
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RobinBlamires05 Meridian (South East) South East Today
Wales stopped opting out at the end of August/early September that year when Wales Today moved to 6:30.

Northern Ireland carried on until at least 1991, though not sure on dates.
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Steve Williams
Wales stopped opting out at the end of August/early September that year when Wales Today moved to 6:30.

Northern Ireland carried on until at least 1991, though not sure on dates.


Northern Ireland carried on until 1996! Andi Peters says on the Broom Cupboard website that he thought saying goodbye to Northern Ireland every night was getting a bit dull, so he stopped doing it for a bit and just left a pause, but so many people complained he had to start doing it again.

Wales Today was at 5.35 from 1984 to 1988 because they shared a studio with S4C Newyddion which was on at seven, so there needed to be a gap between them. Seemingly that problem was solved in 1988, presumably Newyddion was rescheduled, and obviously Neighbours was a massive show at the time so they were presumably keen to show that at the same time as the network.

When the Six began in 1984, Inside Ulster was initially at 6.30 like all the other regions, but I've got the BBC Handbook from 1985 which said ratings plummeted in that slot so they moved it to 5.35 to avoid a clash with UTV, who were totally dominant in that slot. And they kept it there for the next decade, with Neighbours at 6.30 of course, and another Inside Ulster bulletin at 6.55.
JA
james-2001 Central (East) East Midlands Today

Now that you mention it, Michael Underwood's audition as a CBBC presenter had him referring to it as "Children's", despite this being in 1999, though the example I linked above is even stranger, considering the email and Radio Times listing had already been updated by mid 2001.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFjHmebNkZk


Quite interestingly looking at those gallery shots at the start, it looks like those audition clips in Studio 9 were filmed in 16:9, even though CBBC pres was still 4:3 for another 2 years after this was made.
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nwtv2003 Granada North West Today
Here’s something the Internet has not seen before, Channel TV closing down for the night from 1982.

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