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ttt484 posts since 15 Aug 2015
I've probably mentioned this one before, but there was an episode of Wheel of Fortune in the early 1990s that fell off the air (at least in the YTV and TT areas) during the second part (this was prior to 1992). The tape just stopped/froze.


I do remember an episode of Wheel of Fortune, probably the same one, being affected because the following week's episode was preceded by a little montage of what had happened in part two, presumably put together by STV. I remember the winning answer in the final was "NEWS AT TEN". Funny the things, eh?


Now you mention it that does ring a bell...

News at Ten must be the easiest final board ever it must be said. The only uncommon letter in the whole thing is the W!
James Vertigan3,205 posts since 2 Jun 2001
London London
(Original description from TV Home, date of transmission: Friday 13th October 2000)

Since 4th October BBC One has had it's own 1pm opt-out clock for each region. The south-east opted out a little too late so we got the normal BBC One clock and then went to the regional clock and a stuttered announcement as the time went over by one second before going back to the normal clock.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCOE34zfyG4


Fiona O’Clock is my favourite time of day!
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Curto2172 posts since 4 Jul 2017
STV North Reporting Scotland
Now here are two breakdowns one from the UK and one from America.

The one from the UK is from Carlton in 2001. I don't know what program was being shown as it got cut off at the end.



The one from America is from BBC America on 20th June 2005 during the news and weirdly they are using a ballon background from the BBC one breakdown caption from 1997-2002 but a bit colder than the BBC one variant.

That's TV and Local Television Ltd are the Carlton and Granada of local tv
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Lewismpsmith59 posts since 12 May 2018
Meridian (South East) South East Today
Now here are two breakdowns one from the UK and one from America.

The one from the UK is from Carlton in 2001. I don't know what program was being shown as it got cut off at the end.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CLHyTzApxg

The one from America is from BBC America on 20th June 2005 during the news and weirdly they are using a ballon background from the BBC one breakdown caption from 1997-2002 but a bit colder than the BBC one variant.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Avn8m1AGP6Y


Interesting that ITV have had their own "Technical Fault" captions for a while, considering up until 2013, whenever a fault occurred they would very hastily just pull up the channel's logo!

Even more interesting how BBC America tried to remake BBC One's caption as much as possible for our American cousins, too.

Both from that "Classic TV" YouTube channel which whoever is behind it, seem to be uploading some absolute gems at the moment.
Inspector Sands13,524 posts since 25 Aug 2004

Even more interesting how BBC America tried to remake BBC One's caption as much as possible for our American cousins, too.

I like the way they chose a shot of it that shows both the UK and the east coast.... albeit Canada


Here's how the balloon idents were used, I believe, when BBC programmes were broadcast on other channels:


I can't find any clips of the circle idents, but reusing BBC 1's idents in America isn't a recent thing:



Incidently, Lionheart was the BBC's distribution brand in the US. This was it's first logo in 1986....yes 1986!
https://youtu.be/yqflpVy-4iQ
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