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Midlands Today

with Alan Towers and Kathy Rochford... (March 2017)

MW
Mike W London London
So here is a recreation in HD of the Midlands Today 1984 titles, version 1 - I didn't have much stock footage to hand
Last edited by Mike W on 10 March 2017 9:38pm - 2 times in total
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rob Founding member Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
Very nice indeed!
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NicB1971 Central (West) Midlands Today
Very good! Alan Hawkshaw's Technicolour was re-recorded by a viewer of Midlands Today and used until the revamp around 1991. Apparently he thought the original version was dull and needed livening up - absolutely true. Not sure what Alan Hawkshaw thought of that!
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Mike W London London
Very good! Alan Hawkshaw's Technicolour was re-recorded by a viewer of Midlands Today and used until the revamp around 1991. Apparently he thought the original version was dull and needed livening up - absolutely true. Not sure what Alan Hawkshaw thought of that!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsMRHQjZ8bE
The remix is used in the coming up trailer in this video - very techno!

I am partial to a bit of technicolour, but it doesn't go anywhere!
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Stuart Recently warned West Country (West) Spotlight
Unless my ears are deceiving me, was Alan Hawkshaw's Technicolour later remixed as the various themes used by the 3 Northern regions (North, North West & North East) in the 1990s?

It certainly sounds as though it has the same elements, although I must admit I am not very talented when it comes to music . . . Shocked
Last edited by Stuart on 12 March 2017 5:01am
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uktvwatcher World News
To me, the BBC logo wasn't introduced in the title sequence until 1991 or so.
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Mike W London London
To me, the BBC logo wasn't introduced in the title sequence until 1991 or so.

It wasn't, you're right - that was my way of trying to 'modernise' it. There was also a second version of the titles used around 1986 which had a lighter blue background and lights...
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AlexEdohHD13 London London
To me, the BBC logo wasn't introduced in the title sequence until 1991 or so.

It wasn't, you're right - that was my way of trying to 'modernise' it. There was also a second version of the titles used around 1986 which had a lighter blue background and lights...

Brilliant mock. Especially the '91 BBC logo.
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Spencer Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Very good! Alan Hawkshaw's Technicolour was re-recorded by a viewer of Midlands Today and used until the revamp around 1991. Apparently he thought the original version was dull and needed livening up - absolutely true. Not sure what Alan Hawkshaw thought of that!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsMRHQjZ8bE
The remix is used in the coming up trailer in this video - very techno!

I am partial to a bit of technicolour, but it doesn't go anywhere!


There was actually a complaint featured on Points Of View about the re-recorded Midlands Today theme of that era. And then the following evening Midlands Today ran a feature about being featured on Points Of View.

I may still have this on VHS in the loft. Must dig it out sometime.

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