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Markymark8,227 posts since 13 Dec 2004
Meridian (North) South Today
What's always amused me is Henley itself is in the London TV region, but hey!

Henley which is just north of Reading, as well as the rest of Berkshire, where I live, we receive the west edition of Meridian, (before Thames Valley)


I wouldn't say the 'rest of Berkshire' as a sweeping statement.

You can receive both CP and Hannington in quite a lot of bits of East Berkshire - but the Crystal Palace signals are usually stronger and easier to receive in places like Maidenhead, so most rooftop aerials are pointed at CP.


BBC South did a story about Wexham Park Hospital (Slough) a couple of weeks ago, which was stretching things rather. Never seen them mention Slough before, though the original Meridian Thames Valley programme made a regular habit of that.
noggin14,946 posts since 26 Jun 2001
Henley which is just north of Reading, as well as the rest of Berkshire, where I live, we receive the west edition of Meridian, (before Thames Valley)


I wouldn't say the 'rest of Berkshire' as a sweeping statement.

You can receive both CP and Hannington in quite a lot of bits of East Berkshire - but the Crystal Palace signals are usually stronger and easier to receive in places like Maidenhead, so most rooftop aerials are pointed at CP.


BBC South did a story about Wexham Park Hospital (Slough) a couple of weeks ago, which was stretching things rather. Never seen them mention Slough before, though the original Meridian Thames Valley programme made a regular habit of that.


That hospital has a reasonably large catchment area in East Berkshire, so I guess the justification was that people watching Hannington may go to Slough for treatment?

Slough, Maidenhead, Windsor etc. usually fall between two stools in TV terms unless there's a massive story there - too far out of London for BBC London, too far away from Southampton for BBC South...
Markymark8,227 posts since 13 Dec 2004
Meridian (North) South Today

Slough, Maidenhead, Windsor etc. usually fall between two stools in TV terms unless there's a massive story there - too far out of London for BBC London, too far away from Southampton for BBC South...



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