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Hatton Cross2,293 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Central (West) Midlands Today
Think you'll find it isn't..

May be the same location, but aren't the Channel 4 'merge blocks' and the Film 4 idents, produced by Channel 4 creative along with different design agencies - in different decades?

Edit - that post is about the Diner location by the way...
ITV "Occasionally it gives us something good, but for the most part, it is pathetic and puerile". Lord Taylor, House Of Commons, 1959.
tomo359855 posts since 18 Oct 2009
Border (England)
With regards to the diner/fuel station in both idents, it is the same place in both. It's not easy to compare as they are filmed from different angles, but if you just focus on the forecourt bit, in both there are two pumps and one roof support in the same position in both idents, the front of the shop have 2 big windows and a big door in the centre of them, and to the right of this there is another window at an angle. This window in both idents has writing above it, I think it says Mechanic something.

It's too much of a coincidence that both companies just happened to use the same tiny station in some remote part of America. It's obvious it was used as C4 already had some connection to it.
Joe6,115 posts since 9 Oct 2005
Meridian (South) South Today
Think there's some misunderstanding here. If you read the original post back, the author was simply making the point that the diner was the same location used, and that it was nice to see it in that context. I don't think there was a suggestion that it was filmed at the same time or anything like that, simply that the location was the same and that nice 'coincidence' that it is used in different Channel 4 Television idents.
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TVMan219 posts since 22 Dec 2014
The Sell or Swap programme going out out now on Channel 4 seems, um, slightly disjointed. And they don't seem to have any commercials either in the first ad break.

You can hear the phone operators in the background, as well as the other auctions. Also, not many phone bidders are getting through it seems
Neil Jones3,687 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
The Sell or Swap programme going out out now on Channel 4 seems, um, slightly disjointed. And they don't seem to have any commercials either in the first ad break.

You can hear the phone operators in the background, as well as the other auctions. Also, not many phone bidders are getting through it seems


Hardly surprising as onscreen they only have six phone operators. Hopefully more behind the scenes?

Nice quip Noel made about the phone number at the start of the show about it not being 01 811 8055 anymore Smile but interesting to note it's a freephone 0808 number - was half expecting an 0901 type number. Shame Channel 4 has had to succumb to "don't phone if you're watching on +1/Demand" verbal messages - those used to be limited to the straps only.
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gottago2,459 posts since 26 Aug 2004
London London
The Sell or Swap programme going out out now on Channel 4 seems, um, slightly disjointed. And they don't seem to have any commercials either in the first ad break.

You can hear the phone operators in the background, as well as the other auctions. Also, not many phone bidders are getting through it seems


Hardly surprising as onscreen they only have six phone operators. Hopefully more behind the scenes?

Nice quip Noel made about the phone number at the start of the show about it not being 01 811 8055 anymore Smile but interesting to note it's a freephone 0808 number - was half expecting an 0901 type number. Shame Channel 4 has had to succumb to "don't phone if you're watching on +1/Demand" verbal messages - those used to be limited to the straps only.

Given that it's a freephone number it'll cost the production company money if more people phone in so no surprise they don't want people to ring up.