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Celebrating 30 Years of Children's BBC (September 2015)

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IS
Inspector Sands
Does a clean version exist of the famous Schofield mistake where he messes up all the graphics and eventually loses the sound? The only bit I've ever seen of it is a really short clip with audience laughter over the top. Apparently the full thing was a lot longer.

Yes it would have been. The clip with laughter is from when it appeared on the 'Golden Egg Awards' section of the Late Late Breakfast Show (hence the caption) they wouldn't have shown the whole thing on Saturday night TV.

As to where they got it, probably from a logging tape (it looks like it's from a VHS but is that the VHS the Late Late was recorded on?) which would mean that unless anyone deliberately kept it won't exist. I suppose there's always a chance it could have been recorded alongside Newsround or Blue Peter, but that's unlikely
SP
Steve in Pudsey
Love the attention to detail. Excellent effort from all concerned!
MA
madmusician
Yes, that was just amazing. You can tell that genuine fans put that all together. Just how old is Cel? It's the first time I've ever come across him, and thought he was excellent.

I also like that despite the fact they tried to theme the presenters by 80s, 90s, 00s etc, it effectively was done by eras. It's frightening to think that the 2002 launch of the CBBC channel was actually quite a long time ago now. In fact, the children ringing in for birthday greetings by-and-large weren't born when that happened. Makes me feel rather old.

Thanks to all who put that show together. A triumph!
MU
Multi
Yes, that was just amazing. You can tell that genuine fans put that all together. Just how old is Cel? It's the first time I've ever come across him, and thought he was excellent.

I also like that despite the fact they tried to theme the presenters by 80s, 90s, 00s etc, it effectively was done by eras. It's frightening to think that the 2002 launch of the CBBC channel was actually quite a long time ago now. In fact, the children ringing in for birthday greetings by-and-large weren't born when that happened. Makes me feel rather old.

Thanks to all who put that show together. A triumph!


Cel's 20. Done quite well for himself too - started on Waterloo Road and now has his own Radio 1 show.
DC
DCI02
#CBBCis30 is currently trending on Twitter.

I wonder what they ratings will be for this...
AN
Andrew Founding member
Indeed, great show, great attention to detail, down to the right slide designs for the eras that were talking about, even the way the credits animated on screen at the end were just like they used to do.

Impressive cast list that shows how all the presenters feel about their CBBC careers, almost everyone was involved.

Only slight poor bit were the celebrity birthday wishes, which seemed to just be modern pop stars who were told to read out a line after appearing on Blue Peter.

Nice that Phillipa rang in, although I didn't quite catch why she wasn't there, something about filming but I don't know who for.
SP
Steve in Pudsey
Some great old clips being uploaded to DailyMotion by Oliver Ashmole at the moment - see https://twitter.com/ATVLondon for links
BE
benriggers
Really enjoyed the show! Well done to all involved Smile
MF
MatthewFirth
Turns out this was a success. The one thing which will stand out most is that this will be treated a success more than ITV's 60th Birthday celebrations.
AN
Andrew Founding member
Lots of behind the scenes photos on the Twitter accounts of the various presenters.

Loved all the programme slides and the BBC1 globe ident at the start. You forget that programme slides used to be made for every programme in those days, even though they would be rarely if ever seen. Presumably would have aired in case of a breakdown.
BR
Brekkie
Will catch up tomorrow as annoyingly my recording failed and was having trouble viewing it on the iPlayer. A shame they didn't simulcast it on BBC2 to reach a wider audience as I suspect the demos will be quite different to the norm for CBBC. A bit of cross promotion with a night of classic shows on BBC Three would have worked well too.
SP
Steve in Pudsey
Lots of behind the scenes photos on the Twitter accounts of the various presenters.

Loved all the programme slides and the BBC1 globe ident at the start. You forget that programme slides used to be made for every programme in those days, even though they would be rarely if ever seen. Presumably would have aired in case of a breakdown.

Which became a problem when they were unexpectedly shunted to BBC2 and needed a new batch of slides making in a hurry

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