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Andrew12,620 posts since 27 Mar 2001
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Is he from the region even if he doesn't by the sounds of it sound like it? I know on Look North they always made a big deal on how the main presenting team was 'born and bred in Yorkshire' to get one over the competition.

I can imagine old ladies muttering at the bus stop about the new posh bloke reading the news, but then on the opposite side you've got Steph McGovern who's had no end of criticism for allegedly sounding too common. (not my words I hasten to add)
Stuart6,869 posts since 13 Oct 2003
Westcountry Spotlight
It looks like Spotlight have added some more red to the studio under the backdrop of Plymouth.

Indeed, it's totally unnecessary tinkering, and has covered the area that used to have some LED lights that looked like reflections of the city's lights in the water, as well as the 'pillar' in the middle which is now an opaque bit of plastic. Confused



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South Today2,484 posts since 10 Feb 2003
A slight reshuffle of presenters at ITV West Country - Ellie departs the GMB bulletins with a move to reporting. Matthias takes up this helm leaving Sport and Jonty takes up the role as Sport correspondent.
South Today2,484 posts since 10 Feb 2003
All change at Channel Television with Mark McQuillan announcing his departure in August after 7 years.

Jess and Mark must be one of the longest partnerships for the programme? As it always seemed to be going through main anchors at one point with many duos not lasting more than a few years.

Wesley co-presenting tonight. Maybe he will go for it? Although it would be good to see a return of Oscar Puffin! Very Happy
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Austin Tatious707 posts since 1 Jan 2016
HTV West Points West
Unsurprisingly, tonight's BBC Channel Islands News was dominated the Jersey historic abuse enquiry/report. It was a fully separate programme, rather than handing over to the latter part of Spotlight.

I've seldom watched BBC CI News before, and not for ages.

When the Plymouth programme first had its current refresh (with the "special mix" of David Lowe music, et al), the CI programme retained its previous title sequence, music etc. At some point since then, it has finally got round to introducing the same music as Spotlight.

The CI title sequence begins with a map of the islands, in the same style as Spotlight's map of the South West. CI's version of the "map bit" of the titles is however much shorter Spotlight's. Whereas Spotlight's 18:30 titles start with a long note (nicked from Wales Today!) accompanying the map, and then another "linking bit" of music before getting to the main part of the theme, CI's titles don't have any of that extra duration bolted onto the front. All visuals - including the very brief "map bit" - fit within the duration of the main melody.
I am the one viewer of ITV West News.