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Charlie Wells3,823 posts since 26 Nov 2003 Moderator
Anglia (West) Look East (West sub-opt)
The Prime Minister will give his first full-length interview since Re-election to BBC Breakfast this morning.

I believe Piers and Susanna will have their megaphones at the ready...... πŸ“£

With Dan doing the interview and GMB not getting an interview Piers might/will explode on TV and/or Twitter (metaphorically).
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Lou Scannon1,357 posts since 1 Jan 2016
HTV West Points West
The Prime Minister will give his first full-length interview since Re-election to BBC Breakfast this morning.

I believe Piers and Susanna will have their megaphones at the ready...... πŸ“£

With Dan doing the interview and GMB not getting an interview Piers might/will explode on TV and/or Twitter (metaphorically).


Only metaphorically? How disappointing.
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Markymark7,484 posts since 13 Dec 2004
Meridian (North) South Today
A lovely clean start of BBC Breakfast Time video from ...





I rembember it well, in my student bedsit, pitch bloody dark outside, and frozen condensation on the inside of my window
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RDJ2,832 posts since 25 Oct 2003
Central (South) Midlands Today
I know there was nothing else on at the time, but how long did they persist with 50 seconds of the opening titles with nothing happening?

In those days opening/closing titles were created without thinking β€œIs the viewer going to switch over?” They were done for stylistic purposes with not much regard to the timing.


The credits for EastEnders in the 80’s ran for two minutes sometimes.
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Stuart7,357 posts since 13 Oct 2003
Westcountry Spotlight
I know there was nothing else on at the time, but how long did they persist with 50 seconds of the opening titles with nothing happening?

IIRC the 06:30 start had that extended title sequence for a few years. It changed to become a little more interesting, showing people who start work early (bakers etc), rather than just sunrise at Tower Bridge.


I don't think they bothered with a TOTH sequence back then, as the weather was immediately before that, and was presented from the studio, so there was no definable 'break' in the programme, as there is now with the regional opts. Back then. regional news was at 15 and 45 minutes.
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Lou Scannon1,357 posts since 1 Jan 2016
HTV West Points West
I know there was nothing else on at the time, but how long did they persist with 50 seconds of the opening titles with nothing happening?

In those days opening/closing titles were created without thinking β€œIs the viewer going to switch over?” They were done for stylistic purposes with not much regard to the timing.


Did the long lingering "nothingness" part of the sequence start sufficiently early (e.g. 06:29:15, or similar) to mean that the bit which actually feels like "titles" started at about 06:30:00?

If not, then it would be pretty much 6.31am by the time it got to the studio and presenters.

EDIT: I suppose that long lingering prelude was basically much akin to the ITV regions' "start-up routines", which would have still been a thing in that era.
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cityprod2,042 posts since 3 Oct 2005
Westcountry Spotlight
I know there was nothing else on at the time, but how long did they persist with 50 seconds of the opening titles with nothing happening?

In those days opening/closing titles were created without thinking β€œIs the viewer going to switch over?” They were done for stylistic purposes with not much regard to the timing.


Did the long lingering "nothingness" part of the sequence start sufficiently early (e.g. 06:29:15, or similar) to mean that the bit which actually feels like "titles" started at about 06:30:00?

If not, then it would be pretty much 6.31am by the time it got to the studio and presenters.

EDIT: I suppose that long lingering prelude was basically much akin to the ITV regions' "start-up routines", which would have still been a thing in that era.


No, the show started at bang on 0630, meaning that intro would go on until 0631. Remember back then the clock would usually appear before the news and programmes like Grandstand, so it was seen as important that the show would start bang on with the titles, rather than counting down as it were.

If I remember correctly, the opening video would vary day to day to show various sunrises in various locations. It wasn't until 1986, that the opening video was settled.
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