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Night Thoughts222 posts since 24 Jan 2016
London London
Does anyone know why the end credit music is so dramatic and sinister? Is it relevant to the older editions or something because it sounds really unfitting.


Isn't it the original World in Action theme music?


Yes it is. I quite like it ( just saying)


It's terrifying! It's a nice touch that the old theme has stayed with the show for so long, though.
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Markymark6,632 posts since 13 Dec 2004
Meridian (North) South Today
I watched last night's programme.

Refreshing to see no 21st Century gimmicks, straightforward format that hasn't changed in 55 years, and assumes the viewer has an attention span longer than 30 seconds.

Good to see native 4:3 footage presented as pillar-box with black bars.

It looked as if some the old 70s/80s footage had been re-TK'd into native HD ?

Or did I dream the whole programme !?
Last edited by Markymark on 7 June 2019 9:49am
Whataday9,845 posts since 13 Sep 2001
HTV Wales Wales Today
I did find last night's film the hardest to follow because they were telling the story of two people at once, cutting back and forth. But as has been said, well done for crediting the audience with more concentration skills than I clearly have.
Markymark6,632 posts since 13 Dec 2004
Meridian (North) South Today
I did find last night's film the hardest to follow because they were telling the story of two people at once, cutting back and forth. But as has been said, well done for crediting the audience with more concentration skills than I clearly have.


It was a bit odd, but I suppose because the two of them are in relatively regular contact, it made sense to do that.
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noggin14,277 posts since 26 Jun 2001


It looked as if some the old 70s/80s footage had been re-TK'd into native HD ?

Or did I dream the whole programme !?


Yes - the 16mm colour film had clearly been retransferred in higher quality (HD or better). There was one series that looked liked it may have been shot with a dodgy SD 25p video 'film effect' that didn't hold up compared to the recent HD stuff and the retransferred film stuff.
bluecortina802 posts since 26 Jul 2012
I did find last night's film the hardest to follow because they were telling the story of two people at once, cutting back and forth. But as has been said, well done for crediting the audience with more concentration skills than I clearly have.


It was a bit odd, but I suppose because the two of them are in relatively regular contact, it made sense to do that.


We were totally confused and had to rewind and review some of that part to make sense of it. At one point I thought it was one chap with 11 children!