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Steve in Pudsey10,256 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Tina Daheley will be doing the Ten tonight.

I wonder how many regions will just take the network announcement beforehand.


Here in the East, Shaun Peel did his own announcement.

Wow! That's old school!

Surely in an organisation the size of the BBC if there really is nobody else in Bristol who can record the anno they could arrange a swap with another region to do each other's?
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Steve in Pudsey10,256 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Glasgow (and Belfast and Cardiff) have live announcers, so it would have been a surprise *not* to have a bespoke announcement.

English regions play a pre recorded announcement, so it can be interesting when there is an unforeseen combination of presenters that they don't have anything prepared for.
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m_in_m1,663 posts since 22 Apr 2006
Anglia (East) Look East
Glasgow (and Belfast and Cardiff) have live announcers, so it would have been a surprise *not* to have a bespoke announcement.

English regions play a pre recorded announcement, so it can be interesting when there is an unforeseen combination of presenters that they don't have anything prepared for.

Tina presenting the Ten isn't a complete surprise though and was known this morning as it was mentioned on Radio 2 Breakfast. That said for the East if Shaun presented then that is unusual.

Is Katherine Nash still the voice of some of the East announcements or have they been pre-recorded?
AlexS743 posts since 19 Oct 2016
Central (East) Midlands Today
I wonder how many regions will just take the network announcement beforehand.


Here in the East, Shaun Peel did his own announcement.

Wow! That's old school!

Surely in an organisation the size of the BBC if there really is nobody else in Bristol who can record the anno they could arrange a swap with another region to do each other's?

Or even get the duty London, Glasgow, Cardiff and Belfast announcers to record a few each.
Inspector Sands13,820 posts since 25 Aug 2004

Surely in an organisation the size of the BBC if there really is nobody else in Bristol who can record the anno they could arrange a swap with another region to do each other's?

Yes anyone with a half decent voice can do it. But they might well have only noticed in the evening that it was needed and therefore only a handful of people there.

At least he didn't introduce himself and then appear straight away as the regions did in the 80s

Or even get the duty London, Glasgow, Cardiff and Belfast announcers to record a few each.

That's really over complicating things. As I say all it needs is for the region to get a presenter or reporter, or even a member of production staff with a half decent voice into an edit suite and talk into a mic. Not difficult


When I worked in regional news they did that a lot and it sounded fine, the problem was the script. The editor of a regional documentary one-off wrote and voiced the continuity anno once (I think she insisted on it!) not only did she not have a great voice but it went on for ages. She also started it 'now on 1....' which hadn't been heard for many years by then
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