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Brekkie Wales Wales Today
That sounds about right - IIRC ITV may have only committed to them for a year.
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thegeek Founding member London London
“Hello London. Sandy Gall here. Can you hear me? Hello. Hello. Hello. Can you hear me? Or have you all gone home?”

When your satellite link is playing up! I wonder what “having an extra pot open” means?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvb0w3HTt7E

Several pages later... Probably short for potentiometer - ie a fader in modern parlance.
IS
Inspector Sands
Yes potential is another term for voltage and a resistor reduces the voltage, hence a variable resistor - which is what basic volume controls are - became known as a potentiometer.

It's still common to hear the request to 'pot out' which is to fade something out
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Toohak113 West Country (East) Points West
When I hear someone go on about ITN one thought leads to another, and then I can only really think of the Powergen weather things...

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nbafan89
When I hear someone go on about ITN one thought leads to another, and then I can only really think of the Powergen weather things...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECUSlI6eRYA


Hear hear, those especially the weathergen era were legendary
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Stuart West Country (West) Spotlight
When I hear someone go on about ITN one thought leads to another, and then I can only really think of the Powergen weather things...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECUSlI6eRYA

Hear hear, those especially the weathergen era were legendary

Isn't the Powergen sponsored weather the first time ITV had ever done a national forecast, and the main reason why the 'News at 5:45' became the 'News at 5:40' to allow space for it before the start of the regional news magazines at 6pm?
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itsrobert Founding member Granada North West Today
When I hear someone go on about ITN one thought leads to another, and then I can only really think of the Powergen weather things...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECUSlI6eRYA

Hear hear, those especially the weathergen era were legendary

Isn't the Powergen sponsored weather the first time ITV had ever done a national forecast, and the main reason why the 'News at 5:45' became the 'News at 5:40' to allow space for it before the start of the regional news magazines at 6pm?


That was the reason the News at 5:45 moved to 5:40. ITV launched its national weather service on 13th February 1989 - here's the first edition: https://www.tvark.org/?page=media&mediaid=95984. As you can see from that clip, the Powergen sponsorship didn't exist at that point, although it did start shortly thereafter. Possibly in 1989, but definitely by 1990.
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JKDerry UTV Newsline
Why did it take ITV so long to provide a national weather forecast compared to the BBC?
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what West Country (East) Points West
They did have forecasts within ITN bulletins before 1989.
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itsrobert Founding member Granada North West Today
what posted:
They did have forecasts within ITN bulletins before 1989.


Did they? The only ones I've ever seen were during the News at One when Trish Williamson used to join John Suchet in the studio. But I'm sure that was only from 1989 onwards. I can't remember seeing any before then but could be wrong. Were the ones before 1989 just read by the newsreader rather than a forecaster?
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Stuart West Country (West) Spotlight
what posted:
They did have forecasts within ITN bulletins before 1989.

Were they just a graphic with a 15 second narrative from the newscaster?
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nwtv2003 Granada North West Today
what posted:
They did have forecasts within ITN bulletins before 1989.

Were they just a graphic with a 15 second narrative from the newscaster?




About 1:55 into this clip you have Carol Barnes reading the Weather forecast out on News At One from 1985. (This clip itself is fascinating as it’s recorded from BFBS, who immediately close down after the News.)
steve
steviegTVreturns
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