How does inserting an obit caption onto the end of shows work? Was watching the Christmas Lunch episode of the Vicar of Dibley on iPlayer a few days ago and I noticed an obit slide for John Bluthal (who played Frank) at the end, which caught my eye as I'd missed news of his passing in November.
It was dropped in before the original copyright notice from 1996, and was quite neatly done with the end of theme tune (which would have played out over the copyright slide originally) playing out over it. I seem to remember the same thing happening when they replayed an episode upon Emma Chambers' death.
Is this something that the BBC has to go back to TigerAspect to do, or something that the Presentation team do themselves?
My guess is neither. I expect that BBC Studioworks (or possibly BBC Creative) edited the version of the programme in the BBC library to add the obituary card. All BBC acquired shows go through a BBC Studioworks edit suite I believe, so there are suites designed to handle programme delivery.
It wouldn't be something I'd expect the Red Bee Playout team to do, nor would I expect the BBC to commission Tiger Aspect to reversion the programme.