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itsrobert Founding member

In the pre-pre atrium era (as in the Martyn Lewis clip above), the era was dominated (for me) by Michael Nicholson and his famous gaffes! I always assumed that the bulletin was broadcast from the same studio as News at Ten, with just different camera shots making the difference. Can anyone confirm if it was the same or a different studio?


Nope. News At One and News At Ten came from Studio 1 at Rediffusion House in that era, whilst the News at 5.45 came from Studio 2. Studio 2 was also used for Police 5 with Shaw Taylor.


By the time James is talking about, ITN had moved to ITN House in Wells Street. I believe they moved there in 1969 and moved to their current home on Gray's Inn Road in 1990/1991.
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Westy2

In the pre-pre atrium era (as in the Martyn Lewis clip above), the era was dominated (for me) by Michael Nicholson and his famous gaffes! I always assumed that the bulletin was broadcast from the same studio as News at Ten, with just different camera shots making the difference. Can anyone confirm if it was the same or a different studio?


Nope. News At One and News At Ten came from Studio 1 at Rediffusion House in that era, whilst the News at 5.45 came from Studio 2. Studio 2 was also used for Police 5 with Shaw Taylor.


By the time James is talking about, ITN had moved to ITN House in Wells Street. I believe they moved there in 1969 and moved to their current home on Gray's Inn Road in 1990/1991.


Did they go straight into colour at Wells St? (I guess that was the point the more familiar ITN logo started?)
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rob Founding member
By the time James is talking about, ITN had moved to ITN House in Wells Street. I believe they moved there in 1969 and moved to their current home on Gray's Inn Road in 1990/1991.


ITN moved to Gray's Inn Road in 1990. For a while, programmes were broadcast from two different buildings while the changeover was completed. (Source - ITN 50 Years book)
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itsrobert Founding member
rob posted:
By the time James is talking about, ITN had moved to ITN House in Wells Street. I believe they moved there in 1969 and moved to their current home on Gray's Inn Road in 1990/1991.


ITN moved to Gray's Inn Road in 1990. For a while, programmes were broadcast from two different buildings while the changeover was completed. (Source - ITN 50 Years book)


Aha, thanks for the info Rob. I wonder if any differences could be noticed on air at the time? I imagine moving a news organisation with several daily broadcasts from one building to another would be quite a complex task. I guess they were helped by the fact that in 1990 all of the ITN news programmes came from a "proper" enclosed studio (as opposed to an open plan newsroom type set) and/or CSO set-up.

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