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Odd opening titles on Look North

North Today?

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rfr1 Central (West) Midlands Today
rob posted:
How about "Look North"?

As daft as this tangent might sound, you all have a point. Pennines Today wouldn't suit those on the east coast, and I can't really imagine viewers in King's Lynn are particularly happy receiving a programme for the north, being in Norfolk and on a similar latitude to Norwich, Leicester, Derby/Nottingham and Shrewsbury, places I've never heard anyone refer to as even remotely northern - it sticks out like a sore thumb on the weather map. Its inclusion is the result of them and Hunstanton receiving a stronger signal from Belmont than any Look East transmitter, I believe.

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Square Eyes Founding member
rob posted:
How about "Look North"?


Quite. When you bring 2 programmes together called 'Look North' why call it anything other than 'Look North'? Laughing

Surely a mistake or it was only meant for use if several northern regional newsrooms were to be taken out of service by Covid.
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Markymark Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
I had a idea for a name for the merger. Pennines Today?


I'm not sure how viewers in the likes of Bridlington, Mablethorpe, or King's Lynn would feel about that name.

It would be a bit like calling the entire South Today region "Solent", all the way up to Banbury.


Yes, although (admittedly pre Beckley being tagged on) I always thought Coast to Coast wasn't the best name for TVS to use?
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Andrew Founding member Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
rfr1 posted:
Ste posted:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_p4F9L-EO2w

How odd. I don't understand the logic of badging some of the shots with "North Today" (inculding one shot of Leeds) when other shots have the usual town/city names and the endboard still says Look North. My best guess is RDJ's analysis is right and what we've seen might've been an emergency sequence for if Salford and Hull both had to merge with Leeds, and presumably they just didn't have time to remove the shot of Manchester - though why they chose to go for the name North Today is a mystery to me.


Although they could have just run the normal Leeds titles. 99% of viewers wouldn’t have noticed any difference

It did seem like they were partially some emergency covid titles as remember back in March they all thought major programmes would be falling one after another
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Steve in Pudsey Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
I would have thought pan-regional maps were ready to go as templates as they are used for the Breakfast opts?
Write that down in your copybook now.
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Steve in Pudsey Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Peter is on air from Hull with the headlines into the Six, with astons in totally the wrong style.
Write that down in your copybook now.
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Cold Open West Country (East) Points West

It would be a bit like calling the entire South Today region "Solent", all the way up to Banbury.


Yes, although (admittedly pre Beckley being tagged on) I always thought Coast to Coast wasn't the best name for TVS to use?


Quite. Particularly for viewers receiving the Rowridge/Midhurst/Hannington variant of the programme, where the title simply wasn't true. "Coast To Berkshire/Oxfordshire Border" doesn't exactly trip off the tongue, mind...
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JAS84 Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
Peter is on air from Hull with the headlines into the Six, with astons in totally the wrong style.

Yeah, sans serif instead of serif, and no BBC News logo. Due to absent staff, perhaps?
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Ballyboy UTV Newsline
Did this all get a mention on the evening programme?
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Square Eyes Founding member
Did this all get a mention on the evening programme?


No nothing.
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BBI45 Central (East) East Midlands Today
JAS84 posted:
Peter is on air from Hull with the headlines into the Six, with astons in totally the wrong style.

Yeah, sans serif instead of serif, and no BBC News logo. Due to absent staff, perhaps?

Do you have any pictures?
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Ghost Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
BBI45 posted:
JAS84 posted:
Peter is on air from Hull with the headlines into the Six, with astons in totally the wrong style.

Yeah, sans serif instead of serif, and no BBC News logo. Due to absent staff, perhaps?

Do you have any pictures?

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