Network announcement acknowledging BBC One HD showing Sunday Politics Midlands. Also played out in the Midlands too which caused a bit of confusion.
Patrick acknowledged the whole country watching on BBC One HD at the start of the show. Also seems to be going out live for once too.
Yep - it's much trickier to handle this situation for live shows than for Inside Out (where network will have their own copy of the show to Playout on BBC One HD, and the regions can continue to opt-out as normal and do local presentation - even in the region playing out the show on BBC One HD)
For a live show - this isn't so easy - the neatest and safest solution if you want bespoke local presentation and to avoid a network howl round or crashed idents is to run two galleries to get the local show on-air.
The output of the main gallery feeds BBC One HD Playout AND the a local presentation gallery, with the main gallery starting the show at an agreed time. This would require someone to staff the presentation gallery (but probably only one person). It would avoid the nightmare of the region having to crash opt (you can't safely line-up and soft-opt if you are feeding yourself back down to Network) and also remove the chance of network clipping your local ident.
Not all regions still have two galleries - but many do - and that would be a neat way of solving the issue I'd imagine?