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WMD110 posts since 14 Jun 2006
Meridian (North) South Today
Mountain Rescue ident into A Very British History on BBC One Midlands. Will be interesting to see how the opted-out regions (East, East Mids, West Mids, Yorkshire and Yorks & Lincs) handle the time shifting for the rest of the evening.
dvboy9,430 posts since 11 Jan 2003
Central (West) Midlands Today
Mountain Rescue ident into A Very British History on BBC One Midlands. Will be interesting to see how the opted-out regions (East, East Mids, West Mids, Yorkshire and Yorks & Lincs) handle the time shifting for the rest of the evening.


The regions opting out have timeshifted the rest of the schedule until 1:20, dropping Ambulance.

Midlands went straight into the ident for Have I Got A Bit More News For You after their programme.

Both East Midlands and Yorks & Lincs on the other hand threw some trailers in. I'm not sure if that's because their opt out finished earlier or if the timeshift has been independent in each region.

Looks like someone didn't tell Network continuity that there were regions timeshifting because the ECP for Inside the Foreign Office over on BBC Two "now" was an hour late.

There have been some issues with the schedule data on the iPlayer, showing the wrong programmes and times when rewinding.
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dvboy9,430 posts since 11 Jan 2003
Central (West) Midlands Today
Looks like Midlands were doing their own opt, they opted back in mid-trailer well in time for Weather for the Week Ahead, whereas both East Midlands and Yorks & Lincs must have missed the start of it because they filled time with trailers before joining network to hand over to the News Channel.

East did the same as Midlands tonight, no trailers after their local programme either, but their opt back to network at the end of Graham Norton was slightly earlier than Midlands into the same trailer for Mrs Wilson.

I am assuming both Yorkshire (Leeds) and Yorks & Lincs (Hull) were the same since I only checked Hull and the programme was "The Jews of Leeds".

The BBC website didn't list the opt out for the Hull region but they did. I assume it's still the case that if Leeds opts out then Hull can't stick with network and has to either take the Leeds programme or do their own thing.
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WMD110 posts since 14 Jun 2006
Meridian (North) South Today
I'm fairly sure that Hull can stay with network while Leeds opt of they want to.


I'm pretty sure Oxford can, if Southampton do their own thing too


Yes - though very rare


I recall this happening (possibly not intentionally) for an episode of Sea City, though it might have actually made more sense for Oxford to take the network, less nautical, programme. Think Oxford took the network sustaining weather forecast rather than Southampton output when it was unable to tx an 8pm update on at least one occasion too.