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Brekkie27,834 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
Seems this arrangement didn't last long. Just by chance happened to watch Saturdays draw via the red button and at the end viewers were told from next week the draw will be on the Lottery website. Presumably the updates will continue after the news for now at least, but suspect they'll go sooner or later.
Last edited by Brekkie on 12 April 2017 8:32pm
Shouldn't that have been posted in the "John Logie Baird has Invented Television" thread?
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Critique2,936 posts since 9 Aug 2009
Anglia (East) Look East
Just took a look at the draws on iPlayer and they're in a bit of a strange way, as due to not needing the set anymore they've presumably deconstructed it, apart from the bits surrounding the draw machines, which obviously need to be filmed. Therefore, whenever they want to show a wide shot, they cut to a virtual version of the set. I suppose it offers a bit more flexibility but considering they're not ever going to need to do much, I do wonder why they didn't just film some wide shots whilst the set was still standing.

They also seem to be using takes from two different sessions of recordings of Deadly Alancoat. All the numbers are noticeably quieter than the rest of the speaking in the draw, which has a much stronger echo on it too.
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Steve Williams2,115 posts since 1 Aug 2008
Presumably the updates will continue after the news for now at least, but suspect they'll go sooner or later.


I don't see why they'd need to drop those, they've been doing the midweek and Euromillions draw in that format for years and years, and it's hardly a major imposition on the schedule, it takes seconds to do. Indeed I would suspect that there might be more people seeing the lottery results now, in between the news and Match of the Day, than when they were a programme in their own right.
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RDJ2,127 posts since 25 Oct 2003
Central (South) Midlands Today
The spot on BBC One after the news is something I would imagine Camelot would be keen to keep. It seems a natural thing to expect to see on draw days, just like the weather after the news, that keeps in touch older players as their method of checking results without the internet or using the Red Button.

It's also Camelot's way of publicising how many winners they have had. Camelot and the BBC's partnership will probably continue with The National Lottery Awards yearly. It's a shame Deadly Alan Dedicoat couldn't announce the results after the news just to keep a bit of continuity.
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