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The BBC 1 COW Globe's first day in February 1985

RW
Robert Williams Founding member London London
The reason was, the old globe was burnt onto the London Plus titles, so the new globe resulted in slightly different London Plus titles the next day!


Was it done that way to save NC1 needing a South East ident on their globe?


I don't think so, it's just so that the globe would morph into the globe at the start of the title sequence, which I always thought was a nice touch. There was never a South East-branded version of the BBC1 globe until early on in the COW era anyway.
SW
Steve Williams
Si-Co posted:
I’ve read that the 7pm junction was still local in some English regions then, so the unveiling of the new globe in those regions may have been the regional copy. That said, there was usually a BBC1 line-up promo just before 7pm so I’m not sure why a region would go local again if they took this promo.


I've not heard that before, I'm not sure that was the case. It almost certainly wouldn't have been that night because the launch of Wogan was a bloody big deal and they wouldn't have wanted the regions fiddling about before it.
IS
Inspector Sands
The reason was, the old globe was burnt onto the London Plus titles, so the new globe resulted in slightly different London Plus titles the next day!

London Plus's titles started with a globe roughly the same size and position as the BBC1 globe and they did a mix into the titles. I don't think it was 'burnt onto' the title sequence, it would certainly be more difficult to do that way than just a standard junction with a slowish mix at the end,

Their new titles started with a of the south east and they were used from the 18th Feb. So they had the old globe with the new titles for one day. At the end of London Plus Guy Michelmore says 'standby for new Wogan, new globe... it's going to be terrific!'
JA
Jamesypoo Anglia (East) Look East
The reason was, the old globe was burnt onto the London Plus titles, so the new globe resulted in slightly different London Plus titles the next day!

London Plus's titles started with a globe roughly the same size and position as the BBC1 globe and they did a mix into the titles. I don't think it was 'burnt onto' the title sequence, it would certainly be more difficult to do that way than just a standard junction with a slowish mix at the end,

I don't understand how having the ident and titles separate and fading between the 2 would be easier than burning the ident onto the start of the titles? Having looked on TV Ark, the transition always seemed to happen when the globe got round to Australia and lined up pretty perfectly.

If the ident and titles were indeed separate then it seems an awful lot of trouble to go to every night to get the transition spot on, especially as the ident was a live model?
RL
Running Late Anglia (East) Look East
The reason was, the old globe was burnt onto the London Plus titles, so the new globe resulted in slightly different London Plus titles the next day!

London Plus's titles started with a globe roughly the same size and position as the BBC1 globe and they did a mix into the titles. I don't think it was 'burnt onto' the title sequence, it would certainly be more difficult to do that way than just a standard junction with a slowish mix at the end,

Their new titles started with a of the south east and they were used from the 18th Feb. So they had the old globe with the new titles for one day. At the end of London Plus Guy Michelmore says 'standby for new Wogan, new globe ... it's going to be terrific!'


I think Guy was a bit of a pres fan.
IS
Inspector Sands

I don't understand how having the ident and titles separate and fading between the 2 would be easier than burning the ident onto the start of the titles? Having looked on TV Ark, the transition always seemed to happen when the globe got round to Australia and lined up pretty perfectly.

If the ident and titles were indeed separate then it seems an awful lot of trouble to go to every night to get the transition spot on, especially as the ident was a live model?

Ahhh, yes I've just looked at a few examples and you're right. That's a subtlety that I hadn't noticed (mind you I only watched one of them!)

My logic was that talking over the globe is something that NC1 did all day, whereas introducing a programme over the beginning of the programme was/is less common. Probably not technically difficult in those days but still not a standard procedure
SP
Steve in Pudsey Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Wasn't there a feature on that night's Midlands Today with David Stevens about the change of globe? ISTR him pressing a button on the pres desk to stop the mechanical model spinning with the payoff line was "stop the world, I want to get off"


I knew I'd seen this somewhere

http://ppfiles.meldrum.co.uk/files/mp4/old2new.WMV.mp4
Write that down in your copybook now.
IS
Inspector Sands
Wasn't there a feature on that night's Midlands Today with David Stevens about the change of globe? ISTR him pressing a button on the pres desk to stop the mechanical model spinning with the payoff line was "stop the world, I want to get off"


I knew I'd seen this somewhere

http://ppfiles.meldrum.co.uk/files/mp4/old2new.WMV.mp4

And they didn't opt back for the evening line-up trailer that came before that announcement
Si-Co and Steve in Pudsey gave kudos

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