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CBBC Top 40

(June 2005)

SH
Shoogle
Andrew has just said that this is the very last show of CBBC Top 40.

Why is it going?

Thank you.
MA
marksi
Because once a ringtone made it to number one people realised it was no longer worth caring about.

Or something.
BB
BBC TV Centre
marksi posted:
Because once a ringtone made it to number one people realised it was no longer worth caring about.

Or something.


Yes, speaking of damned frog, who the hell bought the single by "Pondlife" (aka Wes Butters, Daryl Denham and co.)?

It's the most tuneless piece of crap I have heard in a long time and comes with a cheap, tacky and nasty video.

And yes, I can tell you now (before they announce it on R1/CBBC) that the Crazy Frog will now have made it 3 weeks at the top. Who the hell continues to buy this sh!t ?!

Although I can think we can thank our lucky stars that Pondlife only got in at #11. I personally think it deserved to be much lower in the chart - around 37 would be good, together with the other frog single.
WA
want2know
Reckon its because they're moving TOTP to Sundays which might occupy the same time slot on BBC2 Very Happy They wouldn't want to have two kinds of the same programme on Exclamation
TV
tvarksouthwest
BBC TV Centre posted:
marksi posted:
Because once a ringtone made it to number one people realised it was no longer worth caring about.

Or something.


Yes, speaking of damned frog, who the hell bought the single by "Pondlife" (aka Wes Butters, Daryl Denham and co.)?

My mother, I'm sorry to say.

There's me, almost 32 and into Syd Dale, Johnny Pearson etc. and there she is at 56, buying all the chart singles as they come out. Parents eh?
EH
Edward H
And it means they can spend the money from Top 40 into other show(s)
LT
LoveTV!!
There replacing it with the crappest show ever, Hollywood 7 Rolling Eyes
Where flopped band S-Club 7 so-call "act" in a dire script.

LoveTV
AJ
AJ London London
gum boy posted:
And it means they can spend the money from Top 40 into other show(s)


The budget for Top40 was so low, I doubt that it would be used for much.
DE
deejay Oxford
It's a shame: the CBBC Top40 was one of the flagship shows on the CBBC Channel from launch. It used to come from the same studio that the live studio links came from, but a pre-recorded sequence for a couple of hours on a Sunday afternoon which the Playout area dealt with, allowed the studio to set up and rehearse. I liked the fact they had different, distinctive lighting and made good use of the set. And they 'linked up' with Radio 1 for the announcement of the Number 1 single. (I always suspected that that bit was pre-recorded though!)

It's perhaps indicative of the channel's ratings if a live, distinctive programme that other children's channels wouldn't bother with is being dumped in favour of a repeat of tosh like Hollywood Seven...
MA
marksi
deejay posted:
It's a shame: the CBBC Top40 was one of the flagship shows on the CBBC Channel from launch. It used to come from the same studio that the live studio links came from, but a pre-recorded sequence for a couple of hours on a Sunday afternoon which the Playout area dealt with, allowed the studio to set up and rehearse. I liked the fact they had different, distinctive lighting and made good use of the set. And they 'linked up' with Radio 1 for the announcement of the Number 1 single. (I always suspected that that bit was pre-recorded though!)

It's perhaps indicative of the channel's ratings if a live, distinctive programme that other children's channels wouldn't bother with is being dumped in favour of a repeat of tosh like Hollywood Seven...


And I'm sure the playout directors won't be too annoyed to see the end of all those bloody backtiming sums.
DE
deejay Oxford
marksi posted:
deejay posted:
It's a shame: the CBBC Top40 was one of the flagship shows on the CBBC Channel from launch. It used to come from the same studio that the live studio links came from, but a pre-recorded sequence for a couple of hours on a Sunday afternoon which the Playout area dealt with, allowed the studio to set up and rehearse. I liked the fact they had different, distinctive lighting and made good use of the set. And they 'linked up' with Radio 1 for the announcement of the Number 1 single. (I always suspected that that bit was pre-recorded though!)

It's perhaps indicative of the channel's ratings if a live, distinctive programme that other children's channels wouldn't bother with is being dumped in favour of a repeat of tosh like Hollywood Seven...


And I'm sure the playout directors won't be too annoyed to see the end of all those bloody backtiming sums.


Well - yes, there was always that! But by far the worse thing was to have to ask the Top 40 production team to underrun to compensate for the huge breakdown you'd had in the time you were running the network... Only had to do that once, but they weren't too pleased!
PE
Pete Founding member STV North Reporting Scotland
LoveTV!! posted:
Where flopped band S-Club 7 so-call "act" in a dire script.


flopped? they were very successful in their time and still are a party soundtrack essential.

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