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Glenn162 posts since 18 Nov 2005
Meridian (South) South Today
I noticed the old thread had long gone down into the archives, so I hope nobody minds but I thought I'd create a new one.

BBC South weathergirl Alina Jenkins presented her last ever forecast. Since she's left we've had forecasts done by the national team from London. Hopefully BBC South'll get their own new forecaster soon. Smile

Has anyone seen in the Meridian South and West studios? Unlike in the South East they now have backgrounds. Meridian West of Reading (I think), and Meridian South of Portsmouth. Meridian South East still has the animated green background. I must say it looks much better now. Smile
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brotherton sands574 posts since 5 Mar 2006
SeanS posted:
Which town/city do you think a SouthEast backdrop could be? Maidstone? Brighton? Canterbury? It would be good to have 4 or 5 like Anglia Tonight (West) and alternate them.


If a region doesn't really have one town/city that is considered to be "the" city of the region, then alternating views is a far more preferable option than the generic green backdrop (like Calendar, MeridianSE, CNsouth) IMHO.
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nok32uk9,164 posts since 23 Feb 2004
Meridian (South East) South East Today
South East Today had a "Water Special" programme at 6.30 last night (Wed). Covering information and views about the current drought situation.

They tried to do it Question Time-style with a panel of MPs/officials etc, and a studio audience..although, some studio lights didn't work and Geoff was in the dark at one point! They also ran out of cameras when asking for the panels views and Nick Miller did an outside weather broadcast from a boat but the weather map went to quickly for him!

Oh but bless 'em, they tried their best. Laughing
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seamus1,588 posts since 24 Apr 2006
Work of Artifice posted:
SeanS posted:
Which town/city do you think a SouthEast backdrop could be? Maidstone? Brighton? Canterbury? It would be good to have 4 or 5 like Anglia Tonight (West) and alternate them.


If a region doesn't really have one town/city that is considered to be "the" city of the region, then alternating views is a far more preferable option than the generic green backdrop (like Calendar, MeridianSE, CNsouth) IMHO.


What is the green background?
Glenn162 posts since 18 Nov 2005
Meridian (South) South Today
seamus21514 posted:
Work of Artifice posted:
SeanS posted:
Which town/city do you think a SouthEast backdrop could be? Maidstone? Brighton? Canterbury? It would be good to have 4 or 5 like Anglia Tonight (West) and alternate them.


If a region doesn't really have one town/city that is considered to be "the" city of the region, then alternating views is a far more preferable option than the generic green backdrop (like Calendar, MeridianSE, CNsouth) IMHO.


What is the green background?


This one. It's still used by Meridian South East and in the pan-regional Meridian bulletins during GMTV:

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Glenn162 posts since 18 Nov 2005
Meridian (South) South Today
Apologies for the size, but this is 75% of the original size. I managed to capture a Martyn Davies blooper from ITV Local (South East weather) last Thursday (20th), where he fluffed up and reset to retake. I hope it's of interest to some, especially the VT clock too!

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Asa3,232 posts since 22 Mar 2001 Administrator
Meridian (South East) South East Today
SeanS posted:
Which town/city do you think a SouthEast backdrop could be? Maidstone? Brighton? Canterbury? It would be good to have 4 or 5 like Anglia Tonight (West) and alternate them.


Well no idea if they're planning on alternating them but from tonight we have a nice backdrop of St Peter's Bridge, Maidstone.

The presenters "hope we like it" - yep, much better!

EDIT: Got a side-on view during the 6.55 recap

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Londoner7,185 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London
A great improvement all round. Meridian really looked like the poor relation of the network with that hideous generic background (despite having some of the newest studios).

A shame that the generic background will most likely be used at weekends when the bulletins go pan-regional.
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