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Steve Founding member Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)


Loved these titles - the ones they were replaced with (in the YouTube clip above) were not a patch on them.

Also, that clip shows the size of the Woodhouse Lane studio where you could have two sets opposite each other. Such a shame to compare that to what they have now!
Steve
SP
Steve in Pudsey Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)


No attempt to disguise the seams which give away the fact that the "window" is made out of four 4:3 TV screens, I see... Shocked

Had 16:9 TV sets not made it to Yorkshire yet?! At least they're frameless and flat-screen, I suppose. "Video walls" in the era of Cathode Ray Tube tellies etc were always dreadful.

Midlands Today's "window" during this era was originally made from a pair of 16:9 screens, each in portrait orientation and placed side-by-side. There was a "window frame" including a central vertical bar to cover the seam. It was eventually replaced with a single larger screen, at least big enough to equal if not exceed the previous 2-screen "window" size.


You know, I always thought that style of screen was standard issue, but it seems not. I think it looks better than the obvious edges of the screen making up the Birmingham, Manchester and Newcastle windows. Remember that the whole national news set was the same at around that time.
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Cusack Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
A mix up this morning on Look North Breakfast showing yesterdays weather forecast by Paul Hudson.
SP
Spencer Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Steve posted:


Loved these titles - the ones they were replaced with (in the YouTube clip above) were not a patch on them.


Back when I was a student, we once had a talk from someone in BBC Leeds’ graphics department who talked a bit about the making of those titles.

Apparently they had wanted the floating blocks of the diamond-shaped logo to look like glass, but back in 1994 it was beyond the capabilities of the designers they were working with, so the orangey colour and less transparent look they ended up with were something of a compromise.

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Also, that clip shows the size of the Woodhouse Lane studio where you could have two sets opposite each other. Such a shame to compare that to what they have now!


Note the Election desk there is the old semi-circular one from the previous Look North set:

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I remember that desk having been kept in storage in Radio Leeds’ huge unused drama studio for several years. I can’t comment as to whether I might have gone and sat behind it to imagine myself as a LN presenter on one occasion. Wink
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Andrew Founding member Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
I might be wrong but I'm sure when they went corporate, they kept the old pre-corporate circular desk for North of Westminster as well. The corporate soft set debuted much later
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VMPhil Granada North West Today

They can't seem to make their mind up to keep the fake letterbox effect on or not.
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bilky asko Tyne Tees Look North (North East)

They can't seem to make their mind up to keep the fake letterbox effect on or not.


I especially like the 14:9 letterboxing appearing underneath Paul Hudson during the weather.

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Steve in Pudsey Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
I think this is one of the most remarkable opening sequences



They reedited it to change the BBC logo, for one Saturday bulletin before the relaunch.
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Steve Founding member Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
I might be wrong but I'm sure when they went corporate, they kept the old pre-corporate circular desk for North of Westminster as well. The corporate soft set debuted much later


They did indeed - the soft set launched well into the Christa Ackroyd era. Having sat on one of the chairs, I can confirm they were not comfy!
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Revitt Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
I think this is one of the most remarkable opening sequences

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xM4_pu5VMp8

They reedited it to change the BBC logo, for one Saturday bulletin before the relaunch.


Yeah I found that funny. I'm surprised they bothered, I mean would it have really been such an issue keeping the old logo for the sake of two days.
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Mike W London London
I think this is one of the most remarkable opening sequences

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xM4_pu5VMp8

They reedited it to change the BBC logo, for one Saturday bulletin before the relaunch.


Yeah I found that funny. I'm surprised they bothered, I mean would it have really been such an issue keeping the old logo for the sake of two days.

I wonder how far in advance they got the corporate logo? Could it have been rolled out across the BBC for use after launch so updated anyway, and subsequently LN decided to rebrand the following Monday anyway?
SP
Spencer Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
I think this is one of the most remarkable opening sequences

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xM4_pu5VMp8

They reedited it to change the BBC logo, for one Saturday bulletin before the relaunch.


Yeah I found that funny. I'm surprised they bothered, I mean would it have really been such an issue keeping the old logo for the sake of two days.


That’s actually my VHS recording. I wondered on the day if they’d update the titles for the sake of one bulletin, so put a tape in.

I suspect they changed it due to orders from above. I had a flick over mid-way through to Look North from Newcastle, who also had a new look coming on the Monday, and they’d updated the BBC logo too.

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