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JO
Jonwo
Multi posted:
The press release said it would be simulcast on ITV. I wonder what slot this will be in? Saturday mornings perhaps?

It's most likely Saturday mornings much like they did with Thunderbirds are Go! for the majority of its run.

27 days later

NW
nwtv2003
It’s worth noting How will be starting on ITV/CITV at 8:30am tomorrow.
MA
Meridian AM
It was good. I liked that Fred was on the credits as 'Head of How'. His section from his TV archive room was fun.
Last edited by Meridian AM on 15 November 2020 12:29pm
JO
Josh
Liking it so far. The original theme tune has been modernised and the "HOW!" greeting is still there albeit without the hand gesture.

It's certainly obvious that some of the segments have been updated to bring them up to date to "21st-century show making standards" e.g. music in segments.
TG
Tim Goodwin1
I like the show but I prefer the original due to its simplicity and everything taking part on one site (the studio)
JO
Jonwo
I liked it, it is not the same as the previous Hows but that was to be expected.
DB
dbl
I agree, I like it and it's good to have HOW back on TV again, it does feel a bit overproduced from the simplicity I'm used to from the 90s/00s version.
JO
Jonwo
dbl posted:
I agree, I like it and it's good to have HOW back on TV again, it does feel a bit overproduced from the simplicity I'm used to from the 90s/00s version.


Keep in mind, this is being made for an audience who never watched the original How or How 2 not to mention TV production values have increased in the last two decades, what worked in the 90s and 00s may not be applicable now.
MA
Markymark
dbl posted:
I agree, I like it and it's good to have HOW back on TV again, it does feel a bit overproduced from the simplicity I'm used to from the 90s/00s version.


Having been brought up on the original 60s/70s version (Where Fred was the youngster at the back, often mucking about) I dare not watch !
JO
Jonwo

Having been brought up on the original 60s/70s version (Where Fred was the youngster at the back, often mucking about) I dare not watch !

They actually had a bit of old footage of Fred from the original series in this episode!
DB
dbl
Jonwo posted:
dbl posted:
I agree, I like it and it's good to have HOW back on TV again, it does feel a bit overproduced from the simplicity I'm used to from the 90s/00s version.


Keep in mind, this is being made for an audience who never watched the original How or How 2 not to mention TV production values have increased in the last two decades, what worked in the 90s and 00s may not be applicable now.

Yep I get that, either way I'm glad a new generation (Gen Z/Alpha) can watch and they've included Fred in some way.
LL
London Lite Founding member
How do you recreate a heritage children's brand while maintaining the heritage of the show while modernising it for children who weren't even around when How 2 was on-air?

I don't know, but they pulled it off. It helps that the young presenters are really good, while Fred's new role really works. The anorak elements as part of the set help too for older viewers.

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