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Mike516 (previously a516) 660 posts since 29 Jan 2010
Central (East) East Midlands Today
Didn't BFBS used to run their own channels until a few years back, when they switched to similcasts or time delayed versions of the UK terrestria channels?



A typical weekday schedule 25 years ago was BBC Breakfast News (with Newsroom South East) to start the day, some Schools programming, a live simulcast of This Morning at 11:30 CET, then the ITN Lunchtime News, followed at 1400 CET by some daytime soaps, Countdown, children's programmes and the ITN Early Evening News. Soaps, dramas and shows followed from 1900 CET, until the BBC Nine O'Clock News at 2200 CET, and then some more drama and shows until closedown. Saturday daytime was largely a BBC One simulcast with the Saturday morning children's programmes starting at 1000 CET and Grandstand in the afternoon.

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Until 1996, Clocks in continental Europe were turned back a month earlier than in the UK, which meant, for one month only from the end of September until the end of October, 2200 CET was 10pm UK time, and BFBS/SSVC took ITN News at Ten instead of the BBC Nine O'Clock News...

https://youtu.be/7Zhl018IG5U
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London Lite9,727 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London
Didn't BFBS used to run their own channels until a few years back, when they switched to similcasts or time delayed versions of the UK terrestria channels?



A typical weekday schedule 25 years ago was BBC Breakfast News (with Newsroom South East) to start the day, some Schools programming, a live simulcast of This Morning at 11:30 CET, then the ITN Lunchtime News, followed at 1400 CET by some daytime soaps, Countdown, children's programmes and the ITN Early Evening News. Soaps, dramas and shows followed from 1900 CET, until the BBC Nine O'Clock News at 2200 CET, and then some more drama and shows until closedown. Saturday daytime was largely a BBC One simulcast with the Saturday morning children's programmes starting at 1000 CET and Grandstand in the afternoon.

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Until 1996, Clocks in continental Europe were turned back a month earlier than in the UK, which meant, for one month only from the end of September until the end of October, 2200 CET was 10pm UK time, and BFBS/SSVC took ITN News at Ten instead of the BBC Nine O'Clock News...

https://youtu.be/7Zhl018IG5U


I remember going to France in the early 90s when this event happened during a trip to Dieppe in October 1994. Surreal.
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bluecortina714 posts since 26 Jul 2012
Didn't BFBS used to run their own channels until a few years back, when they switched to similcasts or time delayed versions of the UK terrestria channels?



A typical weekday schedule 25 years ago was BBC Breakfast News (with Newsroom South East) to start the day, some Schools programming, a live simulcast of This Morning at 11:30 CET, then the ITN Lunchtime News, followed at 1400 CET by some daytime soaps, Countdown, children's programmes and the ITN Early Evening News. Soaps, dramas and shows followed from 1900 CET, until the BBC Nine O'Clock News at 2200 CET, and then some more drama and shows until closedown. Saturday daytime was largely a BBC One simulcast with the Saturday morning children's programmes starting at 1000 CET and Grandstand in the afternoon.

.

Until 1996, Clocks in continental Europe were turned back a month earlier than in the UK, which meant, for one month only from the end of September until the end of October, 2200 CET was 10pm UK time, and BFBS/SSVC took ITN News at Ten instead of the BBC Nine O'Clock News...

https://youtu.be/7Zhl018IG5U


That can't be quite right, when the service went 'live' in the early 80's BFBS took the ITN News at 5.45 and the BBC 9 O'clock News. But maybe it changed later on.
Mike516 (previously a516) 660 posts since 29 Jan 2010
Central (East) East Midlands Today


A typical weekday schedule 25 years ago was BBC Breakfast News (with Newsroom South East) to start the day, some Schools programming, a live simulcast of This Morning at 11:30 CET, then the ITN Lunchtime News, followed at 1400 CET by some daytime soaps, Countdown, children's programmes and the ITN Early Evening News. Soaps, dramas and shows followed from 1900 CET, until the BBC Nine O'Clock News at 2200 CET, and then some more drama and shows until closedown. Saturday daytime was largely a BBC One simulcast with the Saturday morning children's programmes starting at 1000 CET and Grandstand in the afternoon.

.

Until 1996, Clocks in continental Europe were turned back a month earlier than in the UK, which meant, for one month only from the end of September until the end of October, 2200 CET was 10pm UK time, and BFBS/SSVC took ITN News at Ten instead of the BBC Nine O'Clock News...

https://youtu.be/7Zhl018IG5U


That can't be quite right, when the service went 'live' in the early 80's BFBS took the ITN News at 5.45 and the BBC 9 O'clock News. But maybe it changed later on.


As I've highlighted in my earlier post, that was indeed the case. But for one month only, when the time difference between the UK and the continent didn't exist, the schedules were changed. For the 2200 CET news slot, it was easy: just substitute the BBC News with ITN.
Markymark5,896 posts since 13 Dec 2004
Meridian (North) South Today
Here's Allan King, on BFBS as you've never seen him before

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSUN06XitVM (Wind forward to 2:00 if you're not C Williams)

More gems here
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRUJzqGArlrSKJw6NTg_cYg

Interesting that in 1984/5 BFBS were chopping off the ITV front caps (but not the end boards)
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Woodpecker216 posts since 19 Jan 2018
Central (West) Midlands Today
Does anyone have a link to the other thread that all about BFBS?


There are several: there's this thread, from which I've linked the point at which the BFBS dicussion starts. There's also this one, which discusses a retrospective documentary about BFBS, produced for its 40th anniversary a few years ago.

Here's a junction from BFBS TV, from 2001, which includes an advert for their long-running Wireless for the Blind charity drive:

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Woodpecker216 posts since 19 Jan 2018
Central (West) Midlands Today
Its the first one!


I thought so, but there are a few threads on the subject so wasn't sure. Anyway, I have found some continuity from the BFBS channels, recorded in March 2013, linked in the spoiler below:



And this was the BFBS channel lineup until March 2013:

BFBS 1 - news, entertainment, drama and the like; basically a mix of BBC One and ITV.
BFBS 2 - lads' channel; a mix of entertainment and sport.
BFBS 3 - kids' shows in the day, documentaries in the evening.
BFBS 4 - film channel.

They also carried other channels, such as Sky News and Sky Sports 1 and 2.
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bluecortina714 posts since 26 Jul 2012
Here's Allan King, on BFBS as you've never seen him before

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSUN06XitVM (Wind forward to 2:00 if you're not C Williams)

More gems here
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRUJzqGArlrSKJw6NTg_cYg

Interesting that in 1984/5 BFBS were chopping off the ITV front caps (but not the end boards)


The ITV idents were edited out from the beginning of the service in 1975 - quite tricky given the simplicity of some of the original editing kit.
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