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Richard863 posts since 22 Apr 2012
Granada North West Today
BBC Alba, the Gaelic language channel has a new programme called “Nationwide an Alba” which looks back at clips from the 70s and 80s broadcast on Nationwide programme. It starts with vintage titles, cropped to widescreen. The cropping cuts off Look East and Spotlight South West, but this improves the look, compared to the original.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b03wsnwh

I presume they forgot about “Reporting Scotland” and added it in later.

p_c_u_k2,069 posts since 27 Mar 2004
Apparently going by Twitter, there was quite a massive technical fault on Reporting Scotland with everything going down on Sally Magnusson.


Bit of a meltdown. Difficult to tell exactly what was going on behind the scenes, but on-screen the audio of a report was playing while Sally was trying to read the autocue. There then appeared to be issues with the autocue, and she eventually stopped everything and said she was going to wait on the gallery to tell her what was going on, describing the situation as a "complete mess".

In fairness, I know it's normally the presenter's job to keep going and pretending everything is perfect when things are on fire in the background, but in this circumstance it looked like she did completely the right thing.
Brekkie29,995 posts since 4 Jan 2003 Recently warned
HTV Wales Wales Today
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The average viewer might not notice, but the skewed angle of the weather straps really bothers me...

Much preferred it when the weather was a green screen job - unless you've a high quality properly framed screen using a screen generally isn't the best choice. Also much more fun if the forecaster can't see anything behind them too.
Shouldn't that have been posted in the "John Logie Baird has Invented Television" thread?
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gordonthegopher234 posts since 10 Feb 2007
UTV Newsline
Apparently going by Twitter, there was quite a massive technical fault on Reporting Scotland with everything going down on Sally Magnusson.


Bit of a meltdown. Difficult to tell exactly what was going on behind the scenes, but on-screen the audio of a report was playing while Sally was trying to read the autocue. There then appeared to be issues with the autocue, and she eventually stopped everything and said she was going to wait on the gallery to tell her what was going on, describing the situation as a "complete mess".

In fairness, I know it's normally the presenter's job to keep going and pretending everything is perfect when things are on fire in the background, but in this circumstance it looked like she did completely the right thing.

Just watched that on BBC iPlayer and to be honest if she could have ad lib by just apology for the technical fault and saying something like "You are watching BBC Reporting Scotland we have having a few problems here in the studio and our galley here are working hard to bringing you the news tonight. We will have the sport and the all important weekend weather coming up soon" it would have given the gallery time to fix the problem, instead she took as strop and hung the gallery out to dry. The huff and puff was terrible. Sally may be a the coalface but this will happen in LIVE television and she should have dealt with it a lot better. Very unprofessional from a long standing broadcaster.
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Steve in Pudsey9,469 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Didn't see it, but from what has been said I agree in principle - presenters have paper scripts for just the eventually that the autocue or equivalent fails.

Of course if it was a similar failure to that at NBH last week with OpenMedia all bets are off, with the same system being integral to the automation etc. But you would expect an experienced presenter to be able to ad lib for a while.
Write that down in your copybook now.
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