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JA
james-2001 Central (East) East Midlands Today
I have a V6 box, I think you misread my post though, I'm getting full colour when I do frame by frame. However sometimes when I first pause it it stops on a black and white frame. I'm guessing the frame by frame on V6 is actually skipping the black and white frames/fields


No I didn't misread, I understood what you mean even if I worded it badly. Technical stuff can often by hard to put into words easily!
JB
JasonB London London
Seems to be back to normal colour now.
Have you washed your hands?
JA
james-2001 Central (East) East Midlands Today
And following on from the strange colour thing the other day, on today's first episode there was a single shot during the first scene with Reg & Curly in Bettabuys where the video fields went out the wrong way round, and there was picture interference at the top of the screen. All the other shots either side of it were fine though. I wonder if it went out like this originally or something, seems strange it was just the one shot that got affected.
SE
Square Eyes Founding member
ITV to expand the Coronation Street visitor attraction with studios extension :

https://www.placenorthwest.co.uk/news/itv-wins-approval-to-grow-coronation-street-tours/
AA
Aaron_2015 West Country (West) Spotlight
ITV are really making significant investments into sources of revenue other than from advertising, which looks to be a smart move (certainly when looking at Channel 4’s fortunes in comparison).
NW
nwtv2003 Granada North West Today
ITV to expand the Coronation Street visitor attraction with studios extension :

https://www.placenorthwest.co.uk/news/itv-wins-approval-to-grow-coronation-street-tours/


The tours at Quay Street were popular in 2014 and 2015. When I visited MediaCity on a Sunday a couple of years ago, the Coronation Street tour was popular then. I think visiting the Street was probably the most popular and most missed attraction when Granada Studios Tour was opened, so it’s a bit of a no brainer for ITV currently.

And quite importantly the Trafford Line Metrolink is now open, and there is a stop right by the IWM North, which is next door to the studios. The Studios are now better directly connected to Manchester city centre, which is better for tourists visiting Manchester as a whole.
steve
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JE
Jez Founding member Wales Wales Today
Both the 2014-15 and current set tours were well worth a visit and id go again now they are extending it. The highlight of the Granada tours of the 1980s and 1990s was the chance to walk on the outdoor Corrie set!
JA
james-2001 Central (East) East Midlands Today
I've been to the old set twice, in 1997 and 2015, need to make sure I get to see this one as well some time.
JE
Jez Founding member Wales Wales Today
I went to the Granada studios tours twice (1994 and 1996), to the Corrie tour of 2014/15 a few times and ive been on the new set tour once I would recommend going on the new set tour, you only get to see the outside set but its well worth doing especially getting to see the extension to Victoria Street and also the outside of the Police Station. They also film the outside of the hospital and prison on site. Very little location work these days.

On the subject of location work, it was nice to see the red rec this week!
CA
Capybara Granada North West Today
I went in March, apparently it's a recent thing where you're taken through the car park and through a tiny alleyway full of old props. Kind of depressing, really, seeing all these bits of the show's history piled up a corner being rained on and hastily shoved into a mini walkway round the back of the Tony Warren building.
Aspiring continuity announcer.
AN
Andrew Founding member Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Its interesting how ITV & Granada pulled out entirely of this sort of thing and have now got back into it in a big way. It was always said at the time of course that the Granada Studios Tours went down hill because all people wanted to see was the Corrie set, and once they increased the number of episodes, the set wasn't available. They've obviously managed to find time now.

Although its probably all contracted out to Continuum attractions now, with zero hours casual staff, whereas back in the day Granada will have done it in house with full time staff.

I bet Corrie employees are loving the gradual reduction in the number of car parking spaces. The new site had loads, then many went when they built the Victoria Street extension, and then when they built a more real bit of Crimea Street behind the rovers, now this new building will take out even more. At this rate the cast will have to travel in on the tram!
MU
Multi Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
I went in March, apparently it's a recent thing where you're taken through the car park and through a tiny alleyway full of old props. Kind of depressing, really, seeing all these bits of the show's history piled up a corner being rained on and hastily shoved into a mini walkway round the back of the Tony Warren building.


These are all just large items such as signs/bikes/garden equipment that are suitably weathered and too large to be kept inside of the props store which is adjacent.


Although its probably all contracted out to Continuum attractions now, with zero hours casual staff, whereas back in the day Granada will have done it in house with full time staff.


Corrie is operated in house now, with all staff on full or part time hours. No zero hour contracts. Emmerdale tours are still part of Continuum.

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