Where else did TVS have news offices, apart from Southampton, Maidstone, and London? Could it be that these opt outs were done from the news offices?
I think the Heathfield opt must have been presented from Maidstone, I just wonder what the studio and playout arrangements were ?
Yes, that is definitely a young Phil Hornby. Thank you for posting the picture, never saw the opt-out at the time as I received the main Maidstone programme.
That looks like the small studio used for the short TVS News bulletins, just with different signage?
Then most probably pretty much a mirror of arrangements at Southampton for the Hannington opt.
Perhaps the cue dot was there 24/7 on Heathfield for survey purposes. Hannington had one, albeit a very fiant small white square for a couple of months. Heathfield has quite an overlap with usage with Dover and BBH (as Hannington and Rowridge do, and that caught Meridian out when they launched a full sub region on Hannington)