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Rkolsen1,340 posts since 20 Jan 2014
BBC World
Whats the... lump... under the main screen on the floor on both of those images?

Thanks for asking that Bail. I've been wondering myself, but haven't quite mustered up the energy to type it out. Funnily enough, I've actually used far more energy with this message.


I imagine it's a cable access hole so things can be wired up without having to run a cable around the set.
Mike W4,599 posts since 30 Apr 2006
Whats the... lump... under the main screen on the floor on both of those images?

Thanks for asking that Bail. I've been wondering myself, but haven't quite mustered up the energy to type it out. Funnily enough, I've actually used far more energy with this message.


I imagine it's a cable access hole so things can be wired up without having to run a cable around the set.

It's actually a mouse hole for the Midlands Today resident rodent, Jerry.
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Rkolsen1,340 posts since 20 Jan 2014
BBC World
Thanks for asking that Bail. I've been wondering myself, but haven't quite mustered up the energy to type it out. Funnily enough, I've actually used far more energy with this message.


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I imagine it's a cable access hole so things can be wired up without having to run a cable around the set.

It's actually a mouse hole for the Midlands Today resident rodent, Jerry.

You Brits are so kind to think of your resident rodent. Now Jerry won't have to go through the hassle of chewing one out on his own.
John248 posts since 27 Oct 2004
Anglia (West) Look East (West sub-opt)
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Nick needs an Anne to bounce off
I think it's absolutely fine single headed, but perhaps that's because I'm used to watching them presented that way now. Plenty of company for Nick in the studio today - I think if it was double headed you wouldn't have the reporters in the studio anymore. Shefali joked that Nick was being kept at a distance.

Sorry these aren't in any particular order, they were jumbled up when I uploaded them to postimg. Elizabeth Glinka started on the sofa next to Nick and then got up and walked to the screen.qq

All of the background is fake newsroom. You'll notice they use different panels

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Nick needs an Anne to bounce off.

But seriously regional magazine programmes are better presented double headed.


I think it's absolutely fine single headed, but perhaps that's because I'm used to watching them presented that way now. Plenty of company for Nick in the studio today - I think if it was double headed you wouldn't have the reporters in the studio anymore. Shefali joked that Nick was being kept at a distance.

Sorry these aren't in any particular order, they were jumbled up when I uploaded them to postimg. Elizabeth Glinka started on the sofa next to Nick and then got up and walked to the screen.

All of the background is fake newsroom. You'll notice they use different panels for the sport and weather logos, and replace them all with election graphics for that part of the programme.

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South Today2,387 posts since 10 Feb 2003
I think Nick stated that he prefers to co-host


Quite right too he has always co presented since the days of TVam. It's a shame we doesn't have someone to have those jovial moments with anyone.
Last edited by South Today on 16 May 2017 1:22pm
Mike W4,599 posts since 30 Apr 2006
It would be nice to see two presenters again on Midlands Today - however are the budgets there for that kind of thing? I know they're regional news magazine programmes. The set does look designed for two presenters though and only time will tell if they return to double headed presentation.
Jon6,572 posts since 11 Apr 2005
Central (West) Midlands Today
It would be nice to see two presenters again on Midlands Today - however are the budgets there for that kind of thing?

Other regions still seem to do it. It's one of those things like the new BBC Scotland channel they'd probably find the money if they really wanted to do it.

I wouldn't be surprised if Nick Owen doesn't come cheap though and if that's the case in this day and age they'd probably have to pay the female co-presenter the same which would make the talent more expensive than say Spotlights.
Benhoggs2 posts since 16 May 2017 new member
Border (Scotland) Reporting Scotland
I think it is a really wasted opportunity to do the job properly. Real shame the titles, music and screens haven't changed. Pretty sure you can achieve those things without spending a lot of money. I've given it a few weeks to settle down and I'm surprised that a, it seems to be the same camera shots as before and b, there is no movement. It does feel as if they've got a new set in and then not really worked out what to do with it.
Jon6,572 posts since 11 Apr 2005
Central (West) Midlands Today
I think they were right not change the background, as I doubt they'd have come up with anything better and it looks a lot better now and if they kept with the a fake newsroom concept it would be odd for the layout to totally change overnight. So would have been change for the sake of it and the new set allows you to appreciate the backdrop more.

The camera shots are going to the same as before, they layout hasn't really changed and it's not like there is any more space for the cameras, what this sat has managed to do is make the space look a lot bigger.

As for the titles well they'll get round to updating them whenever. Escpecially if double headed presentation is brought back if that indeed is the intention.