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Split from BBC News: Presenters, correspondent & rotas

JW
JamesWorldNews STV Central World News
Yes, I agree. It’s neither N8 or 9 and most probably Millbank.

Plus the New York Business Studio for some parts.
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CM
cmthwtv West Country (East) Points West
Someone in the presenter count thread was asking about Buerk on Breakfast, well, here he is:

GE
thegeek Founding member London London
ah, the British Airways HQ era of Breakfast.
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VM
VMPhil Granada North West Today
ah, the British Airways HQ era of Breakfast.
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This is an excellent TV Forum factoid that I never knew before Smile
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BBI45 Central (East) East Midlands Today
ah, the British Airways HQ era of Breakfast.
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This is an excellent TV Forum factoid that I never knew before Smile

There should be a TVF factoid thread.
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CM
cmthwtv West Country (East) Points West
The only factoid I know, which might be widely known here but I can't be bothered to check, is that the real reason Simon McCoy had the A4 paper pad in his hand that time is because he used to cover up the autocue so Carrie couldn't see it. The floor manager passed it to him in place of usual paper notes not aware that he was the one due to start after the titles.

You can hear the full story somewhere probably, Radio 1 lolathon I think it was.
JW
JamesWorldNews STV Central World News
I recall this modified backdrop being introduced in 1980 to “jazz-up” the rather austere BBC News backdrop. And, at the end of the news in this short clip, an example of combined BBC1/BBC2 “coming up” slide. I’d forgotten all about those slides.

Richard Whitmore was a fairly good news presenter, I’d say.



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GE
thegeek Founding member London London

This is an excellent TV Forum factoid that I never knew before Smile

I'm almost certain I would have read it on here in the first place, but searching for 'Waterside' (the name of the building complex) doesn't bring up any relevant results.
DE
deejay Oxford
Slides promoting what was on the other BBC Channel were still known as AVs (Alternative Viewing) when I started in pres in the late 90s. Took me ages to find that out.
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AlfieMulcahy Meridian (South East) South East Today
Here is the ‘Nine O’Clock News and Election’87’. Similar idea, with a bespoke set as well. The news theme doesn’t work quite so well with the election intro.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ooK1XMkjkws


I really like the way it fits together.
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JL
JamesLaverty1925 Central (East) East Midlands Today
Do we know the reason for the different endboard to usual here. Granted it was the final week of the Virtual look, had this been changed before hand or was it an error? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEVdaIfKS1U&t=281s
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Rolling News Central (East) East Midlands Today
Did they really switch to N6 in 1998? Just i find it difficult to believe the bulletins came from there on the last day of the virtual look on Sunday 9th May 1999 right up to 10pm, then the new look was transformed literally overnight to be unveiled at 11am the following morning!
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