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Inspector Sands12,729 posts since 25 Aug 2004

The main reason for not returning to the southbank is due to the fact they are very happy and content at Television Centre. They were worried about the move at first, and would the four daytime shows settle in, in their new studios - and this far they have been very successful.

That won't be the main reason. It was probably a factor but it's a much bigger decision than just whether a few shows work in their new location.


The future of the South Bank site has been in question for years and the work on the (now aborted) plans for it will have been a big expensive project. This is multi million pound property development and the relocation of hundreds of staff, its not a decision based on how happy Philip Schofield is with his dressing room.

And of course the new arrangements seem to be working out well on screen... but we've no idea how much better or worse they are in terms of logistics and production they are, or how the staff feel about it. I imagine the geographic split between offices and studio won't work that well in winter


No the main reason they aren't going back is because the new boss realises the value of the site and thinks that ITV are better off selling it than occupying it
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noggin13,884 posts since 26 Jun 2001

And of course the new arrangements seem to be working out well on screen... but we've no idea how much better or worse they are in terms of logistics and production they are, or how the staff feel about it. I imagine the geographic split between offices and studio won't work that well in winter


I'm not sure your point about the split between offices and studio? I think it just means you turn left or you turn right out of White City tube when you arrive at work (or your early morning cab takes a different route)?

I don't think there are caravans of people walking up and down the road each day? ITV Daytime will no doubt have operational production offices at Television Centre near their studios, just as the studios had in the BBC TV Centre days (and like programmes like Newsnight had separate to their offices in the news centre) I'd expect the on-the-day live teams to be based at TV Centre in these areas, rather than whizzing up and down Wood Lane. The planning teams and 'next day' production teams will prep at BBC White City?

Sure you might have to walk back from TVC to White City once you're off-air if you need to continue working (and can't stay in the studio production office) - but that's hardly a major issue unless Hammersmith and Fulham have forgotten to grit the pavements between the two building (and from memory the BBC - or its workplace partners - used to do this if they didn't)
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Brekkie29,995 posts since 4 Jan 2003 Recently warned
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I don't think there are caravans of people walking up and down the road each day?

Let's keep the Trumpisms out of here please.

ITV's move from the South Bank has gone tremendously smoothly really and if they hadn't made such a fuss about it viewers wouldn't really know. Obviously it's a different scenario but it's been far less disruptive on screen than the BBC's move out of TV Centre.
Shouldn't that have been posted in the "John Logie Baird has Invented Television" thread?
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Neil Jones4,584 posts since 23 Dec 2001
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Let's keep the Trumpisms out of here please.


It was unwitting - he didn't invent the phrase Smile


No, but rather like MicroSoft have with Ctl-Alt-Del, he's made it really popular


CTRL-Alt-Delete wasn't an MS initiative. It was actually part of the original IBM PC specification dating back to 1981 and outside of an operating system the BIOS responds to it (for a reboot). The only reason it became 'popular' at all was because it appeared prior to login on Windows machines; Bill Gates said years later it was a mistake, he wanted a key that was never added to the standard IBM PC keyboard.
dbl9,013 posts since 11 Jun 2004
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It was unwitting - he didn't invent the phrase Smile


No, but rather like MicroSoft have with Ctl-Alt-Del, he's made it really popular


CTRL-Alt-Delete wasn't an MS initiative. It was actually part of the original IBM PC specification dating back to 1981 and outside of an operating system the BIOS responds to it (for a reboot). The only reason it became 'popular' at all was because it appeared prior to login on Windows machines; Bill Gates said years later it was a mistake, he wanted a key that was never added to the standard IBM PC keyboard.



Indeed, from the horses mouth.
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Joe6,383 posts since 9 Oct 2005
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It was unwitting - he didn't invent the phrase Smile


No, but rather like MicroSoft have with Ctl-Alt-Del, he's made it really popular


CTRL-Alt-Delete wasn't an MS initiative. It was actually part of the original IBM PC specification dating back to 1981 and outside of an operating system the BIOS responds to it (for a reboot). The only reason it became 'popular' at all was because it appeared prior to login on Windows machines; Bill Gates said years later it was a mistake, he wanted a key that was never added to the standard IBM PC keyboard.

Presumably that was the whole point.
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bilky asko5,178 posts since 9 Sep 2006
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It was unwitting - he didn't invent the phrase Smile


No, but rather like MicroSoft have with Ctl-Alt-Del, he's made it really popular


CTRL-Alt-Delete wasn't an MS initiative. It was actually part of the original IBM PC specification dating back to 1981 and outside of an operating system the BIOS responds to it (for a reboot). The only reason it became 'popular' at all was because it appeared prior to login on Windows machines; Bill Gates said years later it was a mistake, he wanted a key that was never added to the standard IBM PC keyboard.


Which was the point that Markymark was making, wasn't it?