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What was your favorite regional ITV station growing up?

A question asking which ITV station you grew up watching.

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Whataday Founding member Wales Wales Today
Scottish ran a newsflash reporting about Lockerbie before ITN.
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Si-Co Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
Scottish ran a newsflash reporting about Lockerbie before ITN.


That’s interesting as Lockerbie was well outside their licence area (certainly post-VHF). I’m not sure if Border showed any local newsflashes about the incident prior to the first ITN report, but they did superimpose a caption over programmes asking off duty staff to report to the DGRI following a major incident.
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Brekkie Wales Wales Today
Yes, I'm pretty sure they cropped up occassionally on Central and Granada too.
Turns out nobody had 2020 vision.
CO
Coronavision Recently warned
For obvious reasons, during the troubles, Ulster television could well have broadcast a regional news flash. Did any other itv companies broadcast a news flash just for their region?


Pretty sure they all did when necessary.

Tyne Tees did a few of them during the Meadow Well riots in 1991 for example.
RO
robertclark125 Central Reporting Scotland
Going back to adverts, using a still with a voiceover, which regions done the voiceovers live, and which done them pre recorded? And, which done a mix of the two? There's some Grampian adverts from 1977, featuring three of these. Two are voiced by one announcer, the third, for Currys, by another person.
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Steve in Pudsey Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Channel were still doing that style of ad a few years ago.
Write that down in your copybook now.
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Markymark Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
Going back to adverts, using a still with a voiceover, which regions done the voiceovers live, and which done them pre recorded? And, which done a mix of the two? There's some Grampian adverts from 1977, featuring three of these. Two are voiced by one announcer, the third, for Currys, by another person.


I recall Mr Bluecontina saying Southern's were normally pre-recorded. The audio from NAB carts, and using cue tones to fire off the next slide etc on the slide scanner ?

I remember seeing one on TSW for a store in Plymouth city centre, being done in the then (1970s/80s) cinema style, ' ......just 200 yards from this television station....'
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Hatton Cross Central (West) Midlands Today


I remember seeing one on TSW for a store in Plymouth city centre, being done in the then (1970s/80s) cinema style, ' ......just 200 yards from this television station....'


As amusing as that is, one suspects it was an in-joke that accidentally escaped 'into the wild'.
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bluecortina
Going back to adverts, using a still with a voiceover, which regions done the voiceovers live, and which done them pre recorded? And, which done a mix of the two? There's some Grampian adverts from 1977, featuring three of these. Two are voiced by one announcer, the third, for Currys, by another person.


I recall Mr Bluecontina saying Southern's were normally pre-recorded. The audio from NAB carts, and using cue tones to fire off the next slide etc on the slide scanner ? ....'[/i]


Yes. It ensured a different voice to the duty announcer which was not permitted, or if not ‘permitted’ considered better practice. Around Christmas time etc when the grown ups were away they were sometimes recorded to the ACR for convenience.
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Markymark Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
Going back to adverts, using a still with a voiceover, which regions done the voiceovers live, and which done them pre recorded? And, which done a mix of the two? There's some Grampian adverts from 1977, featuring three of these. Two are voiced by one announcer, the third, for Currys, by another person.


I recall Mr Bluecontina saying Southern's were normally pre-recorded. The audio from NAB carts, and using cue tones to fire off the next slide etc on the slide scanner ? ....'[/i]


Yes. It ensured a different voice to the duty announcer which was not permitted, or if not ‘permitted’ considered better practice. Around Christmas time etc when the grown ups were away they were sometimes recorded to the ACR for convenience.


I was surprised to learn that STV did them both live, and using the duty announcer. I thought both of those were a no-no with the IBA?

The IBA certainly didn't allow ads featuring the same 'talant' that were in the programmes those ads were in, nor did they allow national BBC or ITN newsreaders to perform in TV (or radio) ads, full stop.
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bluecortina

I recall Mr Bluecontina saying Southern's were normally pre-recorded. The audio from NAB carts, and using cue tones to fire off the next slide etc on the slide scanner ? ....'[/i]


Yes. It ensured a different voice to the duty announcer which was not permitted, or if not ‘permitted’ considered better practice. Around Christmas time etc when the grown ups were away they were sometimes recorded to the ACR for convenience.


I was surprised to learn that STV did them both live, and using the duty announcer. I thought both of those were a no-no with the IBA?

The IBA certainly didn't allow ads featuring the same 'talant' that were in the programmes those ads were in, nor did they allow national BBC or ITN newsreaders to perform in TV (or radio) ads, full stop.


Mrs Bluecortina says we are correct - the IBA did not permit this practice, why STV did so is a question for them.

Generally these ads were scheduled well in advance so the morning duty announcer would be used to record the ad sometime during a quiet period during the day for later transmission in the evening when the late duty announcer would be on duty.
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Colm Anglia (West) Look East (West sub-opt)
Was there more leeway from the IBA for the smaller companies (UTV in particular) who may have lacked the necessary resources, and could only broadcast these type of advertisements live?

Thinking of Ulster Television, one of their announcers, who freelanced for the station before taking up a full-time contract, was the face of a local supermarket chain's TV advertising campaign (and was replaced by a BBC NI journalist - at least for their in-store promotional videos!)

I imagine those supermarket chain advertisements weren't scheduled during shifts when this announcer was on freelance duty, in a similar way to Jennifer Clulow's Cointreau adverts not appearing on TVS or TSW when she took up announcing shifts at those stations?

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