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Inspector Sands13,763 posts since 25 Aug 2004
Incidently out of curiosity I listened to a bit of Radio Wales during the outage and their emergency 'tape' sounds like it's quite good. I say sounds like as it was recueing itself! The bit I heard had Vanessa Carlton, then the Manic Street Preachers, then the Pretenders... and then half way through played Vanessa Carlton again
scottishtv1,747 posts since 6 Nov 2001
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The 8pm junction is a bit special, isn't it? Not often you'll see a BBC One NI ident with Eastenders being introduced as "here on BBC One Northern Ireland and BBC Wales". Hope it will be kept for posterity. Smile

I can imagine us arguing about whether that really happened or not, in about 10-15 years time.
denton1,049 posts since 4 Jan 2003
I imagine that with a bit of notice they would have been able to get a feed from Points West or Midlands Today into Belfast.

Looks like BBC One Wales is simulcasting BBC One NI and BBC Two Wales is with network.


You could do that, with a bit of notice, but you'd need even more notice to get an additional Announcer/Director to travel from home to the spare Pres suite in Belfast to put that to air.
denton1,049 posts since 4 Jan 2003
I’m surprised the backup isn’t Points West. The nearest region to the most heavily populated part of Wales.


It's not so much about what the backup news service is, it's about what the backup for the whole channel is. BBC One Wales is more than just Wales Today. BBC NI is providing a back up for the channel. With only minutes notice it wouldn't be possible to get a broadcast feed of Points West, never mind finding an additional member of staff to put that to air.
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denton1,049 posts since 4 Jan 2003
I imagine that with a bit of notice they would have been able to get a feed from Points West or Midlands Today into Belfast.

Looks like BBC One Wales is simulcasting BBC One NI and BBC Two Wales is with network.


Belfast CA apologised to BBC One Wales viewers for the absence of opt-out programme Weatherman Walking at 7:30. Curious to see NI branded trails and idents going out in Wales - surely Network (and therefore regionally safe) would be better?


Network isn't necessarily regionally safe. It's likely that network would be running trails for programmes not being shown, or shown at different times, in Wales.

Also NI is the backup for the BBC One Wales channel, so will eventually provide as full a service as possible, including non news programming.
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