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noggin13,797 posts since 26 Jun 2001
Looks like Granada had invested in a new caption generator for today's episodes too, credits in a slightly different font and scroll right to the top of the screen rather than vanishing slightly before the top.


Hmm - it probably means either they've switched editing platforms or have a new template in their NLE? I don't think credits have been added via separate caption generators on edited shows for a long time have they. That stopped when linear tape suites disappeared?
james-20013,615 posts since 13 Sep 2015
Central (East) East Midlands Today
Looks like Granada had invested in a new caption generator for today's episodes too, credits in a slightly different font and scroll right to the top of the screen rather than vanishing slightly before the top.


Hmm - it probably means either they've switched editing platforms or have a new template in their NLE? I don't think credits have been added via separate caption generators on edited shows for a long time have they. That stopped when linear tape suites disappeared?


Well I mean they must have got a new caption generator back in 1990 (beginning with the episodes they showed today), not that they're changing anything on-screen now!
Si-Co1,870 posts since 2 Oct 2003
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
CLASSIC: The first of Tuesday’s episodes (which was the last one to use the 1976 opening titles) oddly had no musical sting at the end of part one. Sound from the last scene in the arcade continued over the caption. Comparing this to the Plus episode, the latter did have a sting (as well as the arcade sounds underneath it). Perhaps the sting was added by Plus and wasn’t on the original transmission?
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Spencer For Hire5,588 posts since 13 Jan 2003
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
CLASSIC: The first of Tuesday’s episodes (which was the last one to use the 1976 opening titles) oddly had no musical sting at the end of part one. Sound from the last scene in the arcade continued over the caption. Comparing this to the Plus episode, the latter did have a sting (as well as the arcade sounds underneath it). Perhaps the sting was added by Plus and wasn’t on the original transmission?


I found it odd at the time that despite changing the opening titles, the grainy stills from the 1975 titles were retained into and out of breaks and on the closing credits for some time.
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james-20013,615 posts since 13 Sep 2015
Central (East) East Midlands Today
The 1990 titles are now twice as old as the 1976 ones were when they were dropped let they don't really look anywhere near as dated as the 76 ones must have looked in 1990, though I guess that's clean, sharp video vs scratchy, grainy, wobbly film.

I do wonder if they could get the original film, clean it up and transfer it with modern equipment it wouldn't look as old.

Though the shot of the row of houses that you can still see often going into breaks on the 1990 episodes don't date from the 1975 titles- it dates right back to the start of colour in 1969! That picture I think does vanish after 1991, whereas some of the 1975 pictures do last until 1999.
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Si-Co1,870 posts since 2 Oct 2003
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
I wonder why the 1986 rover fire titles we're only used once.


They were stills of Manchester/“Weatherfield” filmed in the early morning, to set the scene to viewers that it was just after dawn, and also, I assume, to indicate this was no ordinary episode.

IMO they aren’t particularly very good. One or two stills could be reused, I guess, but as a title sequence in itself this one leaves a lot to be desired.
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