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WH
Whataday Founding member Wales Wales Today
I remember Victoria Wood insisting on "dinnerladies" for some reason. It was a request that was not only granted but seems to have stuck even in recent retrospective programmes.
LS
Lou Scannon West Country (East) Points West
I see that the listings confirm that the NE&C edition will indeed be called "politics north" as expected.

BBC One HD will be showing the Leeds/Y&L programme for this first week.
LL
London Lite Founding member London London


BBC One HD will be showing the Leeds/Y&L programme for this first week.


HD seems to only show the regions which have the largest populations on rotation.

London
Midlands
Yorks & Lincs
North West

Two of those four regions have a HD gallery, so when they go to Leeds or Birmingham, the upscaled SD is testing to say the least.
MA
Markymark Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today

Two of those four regions have a HD gallery, so when they go to Leeds or Birmingham, the upscaled SD is testing to say the least.


Proper 'clean' SD from an uncompressed and component (rather than composite) derived source can actually look very good if properly upscaled to HD, and I've seen some folk who should know better be fooled.

In the cases you mention, it's because the SD images are being sourced from clapped out cameras, and possibly being upscaled using <cough> cheap and cheerful up-converters.
GU
Gusan STV North Reporting Scotland
In Scotland, there is 'politics scotland' on BBC1 and a separate series 'Politics Scotland' on the BBC Scotland channel.
LS
Lou Scannon West Country (East) Points West
Gusan posted:
In Scotland, there is 'politics scotland' on BBC1 and a separate series 'Politics Scotland' on the BBC Scotland channel.


Shocked

Surely one of them should be more differently named?
LL
London Lite Founding member London London
On my EPG, BBC One London SD is styled as 'politics london' while BBC One HD is 'Politics North'
MD
mdtauk London London
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ST
Stuart West Country (West) Spotlight
On my EPG, BBC One London SD is styled as 'politics london' while BBC One HD is 'Politics North'

It looks as though they are slowly working their way through the EPG putting the name of the regional programmes into sentence case. The North, Midlands & East versions have so far been changed.


Obviously they realised that it looked rather unprofessional for a presumably serious programme. Either that, or they've been reading our comments.
MW
Mike W London London

Particularly like this image from the iPlayer (on SunPol's last programme)

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Note the MacOS cursor...

Apparently NW has the same issue!
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All seem to have a MacOS cursor on them...
LL
London Lite Founding member London London
Elizabeth Glinka gets the 'politics midlands' gig, leaving Newsnight in the process.



TI
tightrope78 UTV Newsline
It’s still Sunday Politics in Northern Ireland!



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