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Markymark6,882 posts since 13 Dec 2004
Meridian (North) South Today
The vision mixer crashed, according to Tim Levell (programme editor) on Twitter.


No emergency router cut bus ? Sad


According to the OB Company's spec sheet, there is one.


Nice truck, and modern. Certainly not the SiS one I saw at Weymouth.

As someone pointed out on DS, if the monitoring is hanging off one of the mixer's Aux Buses, (as it often does these days) then you're stuffed, because you can't see your sources.

However my guess is the router may have failed, which would have killed the mixer inputs, and the monitoring, and its own cut bus, time to give up, and go for a cuppa !
Last edited by Markymark on 14 July 2012 6:02pm
Steve Williams2,747 posts since 1 Aug 2008
Watching back a recording of it, it seems they had to relocate to Bournemouth from the Isle of Wight due to flooding, and Live and Deadly's Naomi Wilkinson presented in place of Helen Skelton.


That was always going to be the case, when they announced the tour the press release explicity said Helen would be on holiday for this one, presumably in case you were only going for her. She chose the right one to miss. They announced they were moving to Bournemouth on Thursday's show, I don't know when they made the decision. Prank Patrol is clearly the CBBC equivalent of Coast and you could tell how old it was by the fact Barney looked about ten years younger.

I recorded all this so didn't know what happened after 9.30, but it was a bit rubbish that after Prank Patrol they went straight back to the schedule without any further apologies, presumably the price you pay for using pre-recorded announcements on Saturday mornings. I don't think the one in a tent the other week was anything to do with the weather, mind, I think that was just down to the venue.

Of course when Blue Peter did their summer tour a decade or so ago, they had to record one show a few hours before transmission as it was chucking it down and getting worse, and Blue almost pulled out until the production team said they'd announce on air they'd refused to perform because it was raining. And the first ever time they did an entire Blue Peter on location, in Carrickfergus in 1989, they had to transmit the dress rehearsal because a strike started at five o'clock.
Steve Williams2,747 posts since 1 Aug 2008
Blue Peter actually rebroadcast the whole show again, live from the beginning on the CBBC Channel- replacing Horrible Histories: although they did put in a short sketch from Horrible Histories as well.


Incidentally I didn't know they'd done this, although I see it's turned up on iPlayer. As you say, they just did the whole show live again. The Horrible Histories sketch wasn't because they were replacing Horrible Histories, they've been doing those all series.
Westy24,345 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Watching back a recording of it, it seems they had to relocate to Bournemouth from the Isle of Wight due to flooding, and Live and Deadly's Naomi Wilkinson presented in place of Helen Skelton.


That was always going to be the case, when they announced the tour the press release explicity said Helen would be on holiday for this one, presumably in case you were only going for her. She chose the right one to miss. They announced they were moving to Bournemouth on Thursday's show, I don't know when they made the decision. Prank Patrol is clearly the CBBC equivalent of Coast and you could tell how old it was by the fact Barney looked about ten years younger.

I recorded all this so didn't know what happened after 9.30, but it was a bit rubbish that after Prank Patrol they went straight back to the schedule without any further apologies, presumably the price you pay for using pre-recorded announcements on Saturday mornings. I don't think the one in a tent the other week was anything to do with the weather, mind, I think that was just down to the venue.

Of course when Blue Peter did their summer tour a decade or so ago, they had to record one show a few hours before transmission as it was chucking it down and getting worse, and Blue almost pulled out until the production team said they'd announce on air they'd refused to perform because it was raining. And the first ever time they did an entire Blue Peter on location, in Carrickfergus in 1989, they had to transmit the dress rehearsal because a strike started at five o'clock.


Wouldve loved to seen Blue & their managements faces if they said that live on air!

Then again if someone had got injured......
buster1,762 posts since 15 Mar 2006
London London
Watching back a recording of it, it seems they had to relocate to Bournemouth from the Isle of Wight due to flooding, and Live and Deadly's Naomi Wilkinson presented in place of Helen Skelton.


That was always going to be the case, when they announced the tour the press release explicity said Helen would be on holiday for this one, presumably in case you were only going for her. She chose the right one to miss. They announced they were moving to Bournemouth on Thursday's show, I don't know when they made the decision. Prank Patrol is clearly the CBBC equivalent of Coast and you could tell how old it was by the fact Barney looked about ten years younger.

I recorded all this so didn't know what happened after 9.30, but it was a bit rubbish that after Prank Patrol they went straight back to the schedule without any further apologies, presumably the price you pay for using pre-recorded announcements on Saturday mornings. I don't think the one in a tent the other week was anything to do with the weather, mind, I think that was just down to the venue.

Of course when Blue Peter did their summer tour a decade or so ago, they had to record one show a few hours before transmission as it was chucking it down and getting worse, and Blue almost pulled out until the production team said they'd announce on air they'd refused to perform because it was raining. And the first ever time they did an entire Blue Peter on location, in Carrickfergus in 1989, they had to transmit the dress rehearsal because a strike started at five o'clock.


Helen's absence for this one was apparently due to her being a bridesmaid yesterday - again according to Tim on Twitter.

I do remember the summer roadshow in the early noughties that was nearly pulled because of rain - if it's the one I'm thinking of they didn't allow any audience in due to the mud/safety issues, but still did the show from the stage to an empty field, which looked very surreal.
topdog2006220 posts since 15 Nov 2010
Granada North West Today
Blue Peter actually rebroadcast the whole show again, live from the beginning on the CBBC Channel- replacing Horrible Histories: although they did put in a short sketch from Horrible Histories as well.


Incidentally I didn't know they'd done this, although I see it's turned up on iPlayer. As you say, they just did the whole show live again. The Horrible Histories sketch wasn't because they were replacing Horrible Histories, they've been doing those all series.


Ah I didn't know they'd been doing them all series- Barney mentioned at the top of the show that they were replacing Horrible Histories and had a sketch, which he hadn't done in the previous introduction, so I assumed that they'd added it in.
Steve Williams2,747 posts since 1 Aug 2008
Is the breakdown on the Iplayer version?


Well, on iPlayer through Virgin they have the complete 10am showing, taken straight off CBBC with the DOG, rather than the truncated 9am version. Still good fun, though, some nice ad-libs from Barney ("pretend you've not seen this bit before!") and all that.

The chucking it down one was indeed the same one Blue almost didn't appear on, in Manchester, and in Inside The Archive Richard Marson said the council were going to ask them to abandon it completely for safety reasons but in the end they allowed them to do it without a proper audience.
stevek21,322 posts since 28 Jul 2008
Granada North West Today
that will teach them to ditch the isle of wight and bugger off back to bournemouth, there were loads of places on the island which could have accommodated them bearing in mind the changed the venue four days before it happened.
Bournemouth is not even near the Island or easily accesible from it, it's 45 miles away and would take an hour and a half to get there, so those with tickets would have had an expensive trip round the coast to get there.

As the torch relay ended up in Southampton why not relocate there, where there is a direct ferry route. A very thoughtless descision all round to be honest Mad