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1997 General Election rerun on BBC Parliament

(August 2017)

GE
thegeek Founding member London London
What I'd like to see again is BBC 2's "Election Night Armistice" a 3-hour version of Armando Iannucci's comedy programme which was broadcast that night (although not in Scotland or Wales).

That's except for viewers in Scotland, who've got their own programmes.

I'm fairly sure I've seen bits of that, but I must be remembering it from clip shows or YouTube.
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BU
buster London London
I once had my sister's ex-boyfriend changing a DVD over in the recorder...he was very bemused by the whole thing...

It is an odd move given how it normally is quite a hit on social media, which will be dented a little by the date. But it's not like it hasn't been on loads of times before.
SW
Steve Williams
It is an odd move given how it normally is quite a hit on social media, which will be dented a little by the date. But it's not like it hasn't been on loads of times before.


Another point is that some parties have their conferences over the Bank Holiday weekend. They're showing it when it's best for them to show it.
DT
DTV Meridian (South) South Today
It is an odd move given how it normally is quite a hit on social media, which will be dented a little by the date. But it's not like it hasn't been on loads of times before.


Another point is that some parties have their conferences over the Bank Holiday weekend. They're showing it when it's best for them to show it.


Not this year.
Greens 7-10 Sept
TUC 10-13 Sept
Lib Dem 16-19 Sept
Labour 24-27 Sept
UKIP 29-30 Sept
Conservative 1-4 Oct
SNP 8-10 Oct
Plaid 20-21 Oct

No real reason not to show them on the Bank Holiday - or indeed at any time during the summer recess when they may as well play high-profile archive footage. It'll probably get higher ratings than old Lords debates.
SW
Steve Williams
DTV posted:
No real reason not to show them on the Bank Holiday - or indeed at any time during the summer recess when they may as well play high-profile archive footage. It'll probably get higher ratings than old Lords debates.


Well, the point is moot, because that's when they've decided to show it, so that's when they're showing it. And the point of BBC Parliament is certainly more to show Lords debates than it is election repeats.
RI
Richard Granada North West Today
What I'd like to see again is BBC 2's "Election Night Armistice" a 3-hour version of Armando Iannucci's comedy programme which was broadcast that night (although not in Scotland or Wales).

That's except for viewers in Scotland, who've got their own programmes.

I'm fairly sure I've seen bits of that, but I must be remembering it from clip shows or YouTube.


I think it was as BBC Wales and Scotland had their own election programme on one channel with the Dimbleby one on the other.
SP
Steve in Pudsey Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
There was one Election when Scotland were doing their own thing on BBC 1 and putting out the network programme on BBC 2, complete with South East Breakfast Time|News opts and the South East BBC 1 globe made an appearance at one point.
Write that down in your copybook now.

30 days later

JA
james-2001 Central (East) East Midlands Today
Still only showing the "clean" version then, though you can see the graphics on the monitors in the studio. Do the BBC not have a broadcast quality copy with the graphics, or can they just not be bothered to dig it out and make a new transfer? Looks like the same transfer they've been using since 2002, with the black border all around the screen (their showings of 1979 are the same too).

I know at the very least they have both a "dirty" and "clean" version dating back to at least 1987- at the infamous clips of David Dimbleby caught with a mars bar has been shown on different shows both with and without the results strap on screen.

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Last edited by james-2001 on 4 September 2017 7:52pm

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