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Ne1L C1,422 posts since 11 Sep 2011
I think just like at 6pm every ITV region puts out a late bulletin live, with a sub-region pre-recorded shortly beforehand.

I thought this topic might be a bit more nostalgic and about whether any regions had news bulletins overnight in the early days of 24/7 television. Obviously ITN did headlines throughout the night (were they the same time in all regions or did they do bulletins at different times to accomodate the various night time schedules).


OK maybe a bit of nostalgia but firmly rooted in the present day
Kate Garraway used to do Central News throughout the night.


I didn't know Kate worked for Central. I knew she worked for Meridian.
Spencer (previously Spencer For Hire) 6,075 posts since 13 Jan 2003
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Very upbeat theme for a news bulletin.


Central had quite an experimental approach to overnight continuity at the time, using special idents to combine various presentation elements. So the one at the beginning of that video was a Central Presentation endcap, ident and news intro all rolled into one, with no CA.

I guess the idea was to give some flow to the overnight sequence and avoid the need for an announcer. The trouble was though, as you say, Central’s ident music was all quite jaunty, and so could seem a bit jarring going straight into the news.

Incidentally (and apologies for going off in a tangent), Central overnight in the early 90s was the first time I ever saw the use of IPPs on British TV, with Next and Later astons used to promote upcoming programmes on screen towards the end of some shows. Had anyone else ever used them before?
Si-Co2,273 posts since 2 Oct 2003
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
Very upbeat theme for a news bulletin.


Incidentally (and apologies for going off in a tangent), Central overnight in the early 90s was the first time I ever saw the use of IPPs on British TV, with Next and Later astons used to promote upcoming programmes on screen towards the end of some shows. Had anyone else ever used them before?


I remember seeing those graphics on Central overnight. Often these took the format of a “now and next“ and appeared a few seconds into the final segment of the film/programme - not unlike the “program return graphics” used by the Australian networks. The only other times I’ve seen these in the UK is on the ABC1 channel that was available a few years ago, and I think Sky One used to use them in place of a bumper/slide coming out of ad breaks.
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