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BBC World/BBC News - Technical Issues Again??

20th October 2018 (October 2018)

CW
Charlie Wells Moderator Anglia (West) Look East (West sub-opt)
Fiona Bruce just let slip on The One Show that the system crashed again today, though presumably not as badly as on Wednesday.
"Listen, we've all got something to bring to this conversation, but from now on what I think you should bring is silence." - Rimmer
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AN
all new Phil Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Did the contingency set-up in the old Daily Politics set ever make it to air? I remember seeing newsreaders standing by in it a couple of times when there were potential issues around W1A and it didn't look great on the wide shots. The new set looks loads better.

I suspect it may have looked something like this:

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I forgot about Theresa May’s stint presenting BBC News.
JO
Josh
Gogglebox mentioned the police car incident today.

"In the week Fiona Bruce was in a police car so she wasn't late for work, we enjoyed lots of great telly."
Fan of the media industry from the UK.
NL
Ne1L C Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Cant they just pull an vision mixer out of storage and have ooh I don't know a human being with a camera?! (Bit of sarcasm there)
WO
Worzel Anglia (West) Look East (West sub-opt)
I seem to recall there was an occasion when something failed in studio E and the presenter on air at the time (I believe, Maxine Mawhinney) was forced to present some of the hour from the 'down the line' camera on the first floor of the newsroom.
WO
Worzel Anglia (West) Look East (West sub-opt)
That's a face I didn't need to see so soon after eating...


Better than Jezza Corbyn at Breakfast time. Very Happy
SP
Steve in Pudsey Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Did the contingency set-up in the old Daily Politics set ever make it to air? I remember seeing newsreaders standing by in it a couple of times when there were potential issues around W1A and it didn't look great on the wide shots. The new set looks loads better.

They did some weekend overnights from Millbank on the old set. The screen was showing the animated globe, which didn't look too great.
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SP
Steve in Pudsey Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
TVN posted:
TCOTV posted:
I wonder if millbank studio with the big screen is a sign of what a new BBC News studio would look like. I do like the desk but not sure about an all screen studio.


I hope not, it'll be like N6 and TC7 all over again!


There was a time where the Millbank studio had a working newsroom around it (Darren Jordan presented an emergency 1:00 news there sometime last decade). Looked far better then than it does now and at the time was an improvement on N6/TC7.

2003 I think, the power cut that took out Stage 6 so the News Channel stayed in TC7 after Breakfast until Millbank were ready to take over.

That was a separate set in a corner of the newsroom https://www.flickr.com/photos/bowbrick/1366668/ there was a gauze curtain that could be pulled across to soften the view of the newsroom if required.

Cameras were taken from the studio if this set was required, so in contingency situations it was often a case of using whichever space was set up, hence the dingy Dateline London set being used after the bomb incident.
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IR
irisscanner UTV Newsline
I seem to recall Ben Bland did overnight in Millbank a few months back. I'm sure someone has screengrabs and video somewhere.
CO
concorde007 Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
I seem to recall Ben Bland did overnight in Millbank a few months back. I'm sure someone has screengrabs and video somewhere.

Are you referring to this?

Please remember that tonight is not just about comedy... here's Ben Elton!
LH
lhx1985 Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Quote:
hat was a separate set in a corner of the newsroom https://www.flickr.com/photos/bowbrick/1366668/ there was a gauze curtain that could be pulled across to soften the view of the newsroom if required.


Wasnt that the presentation point, if not set, from the old pre-daily politics 'Westminster Live' programme?
SP
Steve in Pudsey Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Yes, I think it was also used for Dateline London in one of its incarnations.
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