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Worzel4,770 posts since 8 Jan 2008
Anglia (West) Look East (West sub-opt)
Roger Johnson and Simon pointing out the state of the NWT/Breakfast sofa on News Nationwide this evening.

It caused Roger to go and pull the fabric up to show a huge gaping hole.

Simon offered to come up to Salford with his sewing kit himself.


Are the purse strings at Auntie so tight they're now repeating old News Nationwide's. Wink
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Brekkie32,258 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
Roger Johnson and Simon pointing out the state of the NWT/Breakfast sofa on News Nationwide this evening.

It caused Roger to go and pull the fabric up to show a huge gaping hole.

Simon offered to come up to Salford with his sewing kit himself.

Still so frustrating they have to put up with that set. Even the secondary sports studio, which used to look like a cupboard, looks pretty decent on screen now.
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Capybara111 posts since 24 Jul 2018
Granada North West Today
I find it strange the sofa hasn't been replaced. This isn't recent damage. Are TV sofas very expensive?

I was told on the tour they hadn't replaced it because there was no need to. There was never a camera angle used that wouldn't have the desk covering the hole.
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Rkolsen2,876 posts since 20 Jan 2014
BBC World News
I find it strange the sofa hasn't been replaced. This isn't recent damage. Are TV sofas very expensive?

Just a guess, but they're probably bespoke. So that would come with added expense I'm sure.


I find it strange the sofa hasn't been replaced. This isn't recent damage. Are TV sofas very expensive?

I was told on the tour they hadn't replaced it because there was no need to. There was never a camera angle used that wouldn't have the desk covering the hole.


Those couches are likely bespoke - I know the old Today couches were. Here they are designed to look comfortable but it wouldn’t surprise me if the cushions are mainly wood with a little bit of padding to make it look soft topped with durable fabric. The shows need people to sit up properly and not sink in to a regular couch. That being said Today doesn’t really use the couches any more preferring stools or round table segments, I’ve noticed in the third hour it appears they maybe using a more “custom” standard sofa design (like a design you might see in a high end designer loft). The backs look hard (and are adorned with throw pillows) however a bit of the seat cushions appears to be more softer than there prior couches. That being you can see it compress a bit under the anchors weight.
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Mike W4,931 posts since 30 Apr 2006
London London
The BBC Breakfast sofa is a very expensive custom build by Boss Design.

The regions favoured their 'Adda' sofas for years (I think these were premade and available in the right shade of red...). The one in the Salford visitors area cost the corporation a lot of money (the Daily Mail said £48k but I'd guess it was a lot lower).

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Obviously colour, feet/legs etc are down to the client but if you've got a spare £20k kicking about and want to pretend to be Naga Munchetty go for it!
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Brekkie32,258 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
The BBC Breakfast sofa is a very expensive custom build by Boss Design.

The regions favoured their 'Adda' sofas for years (I think these were premade and available in the right shade of red...). The one in the Salford visitors area cost the corporation a lot of money (the Daily Mail said £48k but I'd guess it was a lot lower).

For £48k I'd expect the sofa to read the news.
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