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(July 2012)

BU
buster London London
There was also the RDA where Gordillo "walked out" (it looked a bit staged) and left guest Bonnie Langford to just sit there for the remaining ten minutes of the show. And when they got together four of the regional roof-cams (of the sort that used to provide the backdrops to the local news at the time) and would ask them all at once to zoom in on "something happy" or "something sad". And introducing Lionel Blair to do a routine but the camera then following John out to the coffee machine and returning just as the act finished. It was an amazing show - ramshackle but endearingly so, and I'm glad I had the sense to record a lot of it at the time! It was during the second series that Johnny Vaughan was signed up to provide a "topical nightly chat show" for BBC3 which provided much amusement as it basically confirmed they were getting axed. And of course Johnny Vaughan Tonight was pants.
JA
Jamesypoo Anglia (East) Look East
Was RDA the one that used to have the Matthew Amroliwala fetish?
VM
VMPhil Granada North West Today
Found some episodes uploaded on this YouTube channel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSk1qI8ByRw&feature=relmfu
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcgiS4ebDzU&feature=relmfu

A young Paul Foot before he developed his current character http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9DWpHFUNM0&feature=relmfu

Here's some production info about it

http://neilmossey.blogspot.co.uk/2000/04/rda-with-john-gordillo.html

This article gives a good insight into The RDA and BBC Choice itself at the time
http://issuu.com/thefix/docs/fix_september/103
Last edited by VMPhil on 17 July 2012 3:32pm
BU
buster London London
Interesting to read the producer resigning was real! Did wonder at the time. Interesting article that, thanks.
IS
Inspector Sands
The RDA did a sleepover one night. People brought in sleeping bags and slept in the studio and they left the cameras on and the studio live on air overnight.
BR
Brekkie Wales Wales Today
Don't really understand why they feel the need to fill the schedule that day - for next week they only really need to air when the few events are taking place.

Also surprised the BBC Trust are letting them do that on the Friday considering they haven't let them use the extra Freeview HD stream for anything other than the Olympics when they really could have used it for 3D on Wimbledon finals week.
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WP
WillPS
Don't really understand why they feel the need to fill the schedule that day - for next week they only really need to air when the few events are taking place.

Also surprised the BBC Trust are letting them do that on the Friday considering they haven't let them use the extra Freeview HD stream for anything other than the Olympics when they really could have used it for 3D on Wimbledon finals week.


Not really - makes sense that Friday is the first day (it being the launch day), and they're just filling the schedule with repeats, no real cost, and it isn't like BBC Parliament is in particular demand!
BE
Ben Founding member London London
The RDA did a sleepover one night. People brought in sleeping bags and slept in the studio and they left the cameras on and the studio live on air overnight.


Did they not also present the programme from the East Midlands Today studio on one occasion? Using all the standard regional music and captions of the time?
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VM
VMPhil Granada North West Today
Ben posted:
The RDA did a sleepover one night. People brought in sleeping bags and slept in the studio and they left the cameras on and the studio live on air overnight.


Did they not also present the programme from the East Midlands Today studio on one occasion? Using all the standard regional music and captions of the time?


Apparently so. The article I posted above says they did it for no reason whatsoever other than for the sake of it.

The video description says "...for reasons too complicated to explain, we decided to bring live from the studios of regional news programme "East Midlands Today". This is why John is joined by their anchor, Nick Thatcher."

BB
BBCME Founding member STV Central Reporting Scotland
Just caught a new promo for BBC Three that looked quiet good.

It was basically Greg James, Ellie from 'Song, Marry, Avoid', Lee Nelson, Stacey Dooley (I think), Reggie Yeates and Russell Kane dancing in a lift. It was promoting upcoming summer shows.

I think Three needs a refresh as does E4. Pres on stations with a younger demographic tend to need refreshed more often I think. Although both do have very strong logo's.
AS
Asa Admin Meridian (South East) South East Today
And for some bizarre reason I have a bit of that edition too, on an old VHS tape. I'll upload what I originally captured and see if there was any more on the tape. Such an odd show, I only ever caught a few but this and the overnight "phone us up but we can't broadcast any sound" stick in the memory.

Here's a pic from the East Midlands show where they reference the sleepover from a few days earlier.

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VM
VMPhil Granada North West Today
Would love to see the video, thanks for sharing that pic also.

It was basically an anti-chat show wasn't it?

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