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DrewF2,063 posts since 22 Mar 2010
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Look North 'Ull's studio is looking incredibly tired now.

All uncle Peter needs is a comfy chair and a fireplace though.


Fair point - wasn't Hull the first of the N6 lookalike sets? How many other than Leeds have already been replaced?


I made a post about this a while back, I think these are the remaining N6 era sets (excluding CI and An La) and their introduction dates.

Look North (East Yorks/Lincs) - April 2009
Look East - December 2009
Look North (NE) - January 2010
South Today - April 2010
Points West - December 2010
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South Today2,736 posts since 10 Feb 2003
Since the Reith introduction I haven’t seen a presenter name caption on Look North Yorkshire.

I know who Amy Garcia is, but not everyone will.


Calendar went through a phrase of no name captions or presenter intro at the start of bulletins. It does seem odd if you ask me. Points West have adopted the chummy style of just introducing themselves by first names at the start of the main edition.
Parker38 posts since 16 May 2019

Can they afford to decamp from Queenie's and move somewhere else? Does seem to all have been done without any thought as to studio space needed.

The only large area which is underused (not that any of the building has suitable space) is on the ground floor in what was the opencentre / foyer. You would have to have the set shoved up against the radio studios windows.

The building was designed as apartments and retail space. It was only built there as the BBC was going through its ' get closer to the people' phase. They couldn't change the external plans so the interior of three floors of retail spaces were hastily redesigned.
There is no money to move the studio anywhere - they would be better to shut it down and make the programme in Leeds with a short opt.
I remember before they built the place it was the a 1960's office building for Customs & Excise - it had a strange aircraft control tower type thing on the top of it. Sadly I cant find any pictures of it but for anyone interested here are a few pictures before all that Very Happy The bulding is where all the huts are.
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That second picture shows the location of the Princes Quay Shopping Centre, not the BBC building.

So it does Very Happy I should have seen the clue in the post card - Princess dock Shocked Ill leave it there as it shows a nice image of Hull which is something that is long gone Wink
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radiolistener672 posts since 8 Aug 2010
Look North 'Ull's studio is looking incredibly tired now.

All uncle Peter needs is a comfy chair and a fireplace though.


Fair point - wasn't Hull the first of the N6 lookalike sets? How many other than Leeds have already been replaced?


I made a post about this a while back, I think these are the remaining N6 era sets (excluding CI and An La) and their introduction dates.

Look North (East Yorks/Lincs) - April 2009
Look East - December 2009
Look North (NE) - January 2010
South Today - April 2010
Points West - December 2010


A lot of American broadcasters will caption the presenters, who still speak their names. Utterly pointless.
Spencer For Hire5,854 posts since 13 Jan 2003
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Since the Reith introduction I haven’t seen a presenter name caption on Look North Yorkshire.

I know who Amy Garcia is, but not everyone will.


Calendar went through a phrase of no name captions or presenter intro at the start of bulletins. It does seem odd if you ask me. Points West have adopted the chummy style of just introducing themselves by first names at the start of the main edition.


Is it just the evening programme where there are no name captions? I can’t say I’ve been paying much attention to this, but Clare Frisby was definitely captioned on Friday lunchtime.
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Lou Scannon1,134 posts since 1 Jan 2016
HTV West Points West

Fair point - wasn't Hull the first of the N6 lookalike sets? How many other than Leeds have already been replaced?


I made a post about this a while back, I think these are the remaining N6 era sets (excluding CI and An La) and their introduction dates.

Look North (East Yorks/Lincs) - April 2009
Look East - December 2009
Look North (NE) - January 2010
South Today - April 2010
Points West - December 2010


A lot of American broadcasters will caption the presenters, who still speak their names. Utterly pointless.


Presenter names being given both visually and verbally accommodates both deaf and blind members of the television audience. So, it's not utterly pointless.
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London Lite10,473 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London

I made a post about this a while back, I think these are the remaining N6 era sets (excluding CI and An La) and their introduction dates.

Look North (East Yorks/Lincs) - April 2009
Look East - December 2009
Look North (NE) - January 2010
South Today - April 2010
Points West - December 2010


A lot of American broadcasters will caption the presenters, who still speak their names. Utterly pointless.


Presenter names being given both visually and verbally accommodates both deaf and blind members of the television audience. So, it's not utterly pointless.


BBC London rarely caption their presenters and reporters, which I imagine must be very frustrating for their deaf viewers.
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Inspector Sands13,692 posts since 25 Aug 2004
Wouldn't any viewers who are deaf have the subtitles on and therefore any names will be on them?

Is not knowing the name of a presenter or reporter that much of a problem? I've never been frustrated by not knowing one, I'm more interested in the content
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Steve in Pudsey10,083 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)

A lot of American broadcasters will caption the presenters, who still speak their names. Utterly pointless.


Presenter names being given both visually and verbally accommodates both deaf and blind members of the television audience. So, it's not utterly pointless.


BBC London rarely caption their presenters and reporters, which I imagine must be very frustrating for their deaf viewers.

Although BBC London is single headed, so their presenter would be introduced by the CA at 6?
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Critique3,172 posts since 9 Aug 2009
Anglia (East) Look East

Presenter names being given both visually and verbally accommodates both deaf and blind members of the television audience. So, it's not utterly pointless.


BBC London rarely caption their presenters and reporters, which I imagine must be very frustrating for their deaf viewers.

Although BBC London is single headed, so their presenter would be introduced by the CA at 6?


Not in London - as they are the fallback for if any region fails to opt the CA just introduces the national news.
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