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Rkolsen3,076 posts since 20 Jan 2014
BBC World News




Isn’t there a way they could have routed the BBC News feed on BBC One and solve the problems? If it was all the graphics I assume they could treat a cut program (minus graphics) as an OS in Studio E’s control room and insert graphics.
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The SNT Three869 posts since 17 Sep 2005
Anglia (East) Look East
Amazed at the restraint of TV Forum even a 6.30am not to create a 100 page thread about the clock disappearing and then reappearing in a font other than Reith. Must say though I quite like the clock on the desk version.


France 2's Telematin still use an analogue clock on screen - although it's very much part of the graphics and not as makeshift as Breakfast's this morning. The problem with this particular arrangement is that it disappears as soon as there is a report or OB Laughing
Neil Jones5,973 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
Its a shame we don't seen analogue clocks any more on TV in the UK. Telemation proves that they can integrate with the graphics without taking up an obscene amount of screen space, and of course they were common in the 1980s what with Breakfast Time and TV-am having them, though sadly they seemed to fall out of favour by the time the 90s came along. I think by 1992 it was only TV-am who were still using an analogue clock (but of course by that stage the clock wasn't the only thing they still holding onto!)
tightrope781,152 posts since 29 Dec 2005 Recently warned
UTV Newsline
Its a shame we don't seen analogue clocks any more on TV in the UK. Telemation proves that they can integrate with the graphics without taking up an obscene amount of screen space, and of course they were common in the 1980s what with Breakfast Time and TV-am having them, though sadly they seemed to fall out of favour by the time the 90s came along. I think by 1992 it was only TV-am who were still using an analogue clock (but of course by that stage the clock wasn't the only thing they still holding onto!)


Here’s BBC Breakfast News from 1995 with an analogue clock still being used.

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Hatton Cross3,401 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Central (West) Midlands Today
I guess it's the 'mobile phone' issue. People are used to seeing the time as 3 or 4 digit numbers.
Hour hand, minute hand, sweep seconds arranged in a circle? #mindblown.

It's the same reason I blame the wholesale reduction of accurately phrased timechecks on radio these days.

Mentioning no names - Nihal on Five Live - when you go to the bottom of the hour news headlines late again.
The time is not 33 minutes past 3 as you keep refering to it on air.
It's 27 minutes to 4.

I've heard 41 minutes past 1 on BBC Local Radio in the past as well. That is just criminal.

I though BBC radio studio clocks had the time displayed as it should be said?
XX o'clock.
XX minutes past (hour)
Half past (hour)
XX minutes to (hour)
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