« Topics
Lou Scannon1,357 posts since 1 Jan 2016
HTV West Points West
Nicholas David Arundel Owen (BBC News Channel / BBC national news / Classic FM / former ITN stalwart) generally goes by "Nicholas", doesn't he?

Nicholas Corbishley Owen (Midlands Today / Anne Diamond's on-off presenting colleague / former chairman of Luton Town F.C.), conversely, has always gone by "Nick" methinks.

Any talk of " Nick Owen", I would always assume means the latter.

EDIT: Plus, it seems logical to assume that it would be the BBC Birmingham stalwart presenting from such a firmly Midlands Today territory as Stoke-on-Trent.
Last edited by Lou Scannon on 26 September 2019 8:08pm
One race: The human race✋🏿✋🏾✋🏽✋🏼✋🏻
Mike W4,956 posts since 30 Apr 2006
London London
If you ever wondered what happened to the old Midlands Today sofa and desk....

It appeares they've been sent to BBC Wood Norton (found this during my search for whoever made TV sofas...)
Last edited by Mike W on 6 November 2019 2:39am
Oh it's such a perfect day, I'm glad I spent it with you...
DeMarkay, Inspector Sands and 2 others
  • deejay
  • Spencer
gave kudos
deejay2,943 posts since 5 Jan 2003
Central (South) Oxford
Quite a lot of ex BBC Birmingham sets end up at Wood Norton. For those who don’t know, it’s the BBC training centre. There are three television studios, the picture above is Studio A. Studio B is just through the darkish corridor with the ladders propped up (top right) and (last time I was there) also had an old Midlands a Today set in it. Studio C is behind the photographers camera position, across a corridor. They are all different sizes and have different lighting equipment but share cameras so it’s not quite as extravagant as it might seem. A has motorised lighting barrels that drop to the floor. B is a small news style studio and is where regional types practice lighting news sets and fixed positions. C is light entertainment style studio and has manual pantograph lighting fixtures which are dragged around and adjusted via poles.

Studio A was used on air several years ago for a cbbc show though I can’t remember what it was called. There was, last time I was there, still a green blobs cbbc sign outside.
Two minutes regions...