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MatthewF (previously Matt14451) Central (West) Midlands Today
Nick Owen co-presenting Afternoon Live from Stoke-On-Trent
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Jon Central (West) Midlands Today
Nick Owen co-presenting Afternoon Live from Stoke-On-Trent

Nick Owen and Simon McCoy, got to be the dream pairing.
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Steve in Pudsey Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
And the other Nick Owen on Nationwide from Brum?

Edit: or was it that Nick Owen co presenting?
Write that down in your copybook now.
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Ballyboy UTV Newsline
I thought news nationwide was after sport sorry just got home
MF
MatthewF (previously Matt14451) Central (West) Midlands Today
And the other Nick Owen on Nationwide from Brum?

Edit: or was it that Nick Owen co presenting?

No Nationwide or business news on Afternoon Live


Nick Owen, main presenter of Midlands Today.
Last edited by MatthewF on 26 September 2019 9:12pm
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Lou Scannon West Country (East) 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
SP
Steve in Pudsey Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Nicholas David Arundel Owen (BBC News Channel / BBC national news / Classic FM / former ITN stalwart) generally goes by "Nicholas", doesn't he?


Exhibit A, m'Lud (17m17s)

Write that down in your copybook now.
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Lou Scannon West Country (East) Points West
I did say "generally" (as opposed to exclusively), mind...

41 days later

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Mike W London London
If you ever wondered what happened to the old Midlands Today sofa and desk....
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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
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deejay 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...
DE
deejay Oxford
And here’s the blob sign - which in this photo clearly shows the blobs covering up a very old BBC tv logo!
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Two minutes regions...
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RDJ Central (West) Midlands Today
Said show was ‘Making It’ - It was a Fame Academy version to find a new CBBC presenter and was live weekdays during quarter and semi final stages from Wood Norton on the CBBC Channel.
Central News South January 9th 1989 - December 3rd 2006

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