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NicB197189 posts since 25 Oct 2015
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!
Mike W4,622 posts since 30 Apr 2006
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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Stuart6,574 posts since 13 Oct 2003
Westcountry 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
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Mike W4,622 posts since 30 Apr 2006
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...
AlexEdohHD13492 posts since 25 Jul 2014
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 For Hire5,207 posts since 13 Jan 2003
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.
Robust amateurism
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