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Larry the Loafer Granada North West Today
It's still such a haunting coincidence to see the news break in the middle of a funeral scene of a French film.
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dmch82 Central Reporting Scotland
Interesting film from 1987 showing the technology and logistics of bringing TV to the Northern Isles of Scotland. Pity about the poor sound quality which cuts out completely towards the end.

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VMPhil Granada North West Today
This was shared on the VHiStory blog today, a Paul Merton spoof of mystery shows from December 1997. It appears to have been made in widescreen, which is very early for a studio based show (I know there were earlier examples like Keeping Mum). It also still features the old BBC logo at the end, two months after it was replaced.

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james-2001 Central (East) East Midlands Today
Presumably made before the logo changed.

The end credits look like they were designed for 4:3 and squashed to 16:9 as well.
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MMcG198 UTV Newsline
This was shared on the VHiStory blog today, a Paul Merton spoof of mystery shows from December 1997. It appears to have been made in widescreen, which is very early for a studio based show (I know there were earlier examples like Keeping Mum). It also still features the old BBC logo at the end, two months after it was replaced.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbMPloUSI70


This looks as though it was made in 4:3 and has been encoded at a daft aspect ratio. Seems horizontally stretched.
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elmarko Central Reporting Scotland
Thanks for that Paul Merton show - that looks fun, never heard of it before!
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Ghost Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
Here’s News at Te... I mean BBC World News:

623058: Maybe it you clooks!
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Steve in Pudsey Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
A BBC Wales oddity here:



Did they use that slide because the globe wasn't working? Or was it the scenario Tony Currie has mentioned previously where opts on both BBC1 and BBC2 meant one had to use a (less suitably equipped) studio gallery because there was only one continuity suite.
Write that down in your copybook now.
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ToasterMan Granada North West Today
The opening CBBC links from the day after the 1987 animated ident and yellow Broom Cupboard design were introduced, Andy Crane himself mentioning it as well.

Includes a massive cockup during a showing of Popeye and Crane fiddling with the aspect ratio to 2:39!
Last edited by ToasterMan on 8 September 2020 9:25am - 3 times in total
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Steve in Pudsey Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Brilliant. I can't believe he almost wimped out and took the slide and music option!
Write that down in your copybook now.
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buster London London
I wonder what the "cinema scope" effect he plays with was intended for? Something NC1 had available for general use (not sure what though) or has he created that on the fly?
As he mentions that would have really stuffed up the rest of the afternoon - no doubt some very short links to get through everything in time for the 18:00:00 junction.
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Steve Williams
As he mentions that would have really stuffed up the rest of the afternoon - no doubt some very short links to get through everything in time for the 18:00:00 junction.


I do like his suggestion that Newsround would become the Six O'Clock News.

Brilliant. I can't believe he almost wimped out and took the slide and music option!


As I said in the other thread, when he was interviewed on Offthetelly a while back, he mentioned that breakdown and said that by the end of his time there, they were getting so many letters he had a huge box of standby material and could probably have done the entire afternoon without any programmes at all. But this was very early in his full-time stint, only about two or three weeks, so he didn't have many letters, thank heavens it was chart day.

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