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Andrew12,121 posts since 27 Mar 2001
Trailers for ITV1's Jubilee coverage is using a special Gold version of the ITV1 logo.

The programming will be hosted by some of ITV's favourite presenters, The main presenter will be Trevor McDonald, with Commentary from John Suchet, Nicholas Owen and Mary Nightingale will also be there, whilst Katie Durham will be talking to the crowds on the streets

ITV1's coverage commences on Monday at 10pm, and Continues on Tuesday from 9.25-8.00pm (The 9.35-12.15 bit is on ITV2)
Andrew12,121 posts since 27 Mar 2001
So has anyone any thoughts about the BBC's Music Live and Jubilee Coverage so far today

What did you think of 'All you need is love'?


Breakfast was presented by Sophie Raworth at the outside Buckingham Palace studio, with Sian Williams at BBC News 24
Matt352 posts since 25 Mar 2001
I don't know... what can I say?

The 'All you need is love' national sing-a-long was utter tripe as expected - Children in Need all over again!!

I quite like the ITV1 ident, but I think the BBC should have stuck with the catchy (but slightly annoying now) 'Dancing in the Street' music as opposed to their strange choice of music they have for the programme now.

Oh well, at least its only here for a few days
Andrew12,121 posts since 27 Mar 2001
Matt posted:
I don't know... what can I say?

The 'All you need is love' national sing-a-long was utter tripe as expected - Children in Need all over again!!


I thought that was really badly implemented, why did they keep restarting the song each time. It was much better when they did a similar thing for Music Live 2000

Seemingly the towns didn't know when they were going to coming to them, some had finished singing, the sound was out of sinc with the pictures at one point, Some cameras looked like they were using that filmic look, a bus looked to be ploughing its way through the crowds in Manchester, the whole thing took too long, it was almost 20 mins long!

Why didn't they just run through the song once or twice simultaneously, and stay on each town for only about 20 secs.

Meanwhile, I like the BBC's opening titles.

If you ask me they could have done without the 'Music Live' brand this year, it seems to be a conflicting brand with the 'Jubilee 2002' brand.
tvmercia3,605 posts since 16 Sep 2001
Andrew posted:
If you ask me they could have done without the 'Music Live' brand this year, it seems to be a conflicting brand with the 'Jubilee 2002' brand.

i agree entirely - i have never understood the point of music live - it probably started out as a good idea, but just turned into a mix of second rate pop stars singing on cringe-worthy live outside broadcasts.

to be honest i was suprised it returned after last year, seemed like a complete flop to me. and they even kept that awful logo.

and it does, as you say, compete with the jubilee 2002 brand. the mail on sunday reported that the BBC tried to brand everything as BBC Music Live - and exclude Jubilee 2002 from the palace concerts - but i dont think buckingham palace were having any of it.

it seems to symbolise the change in bbc one at the moment - in the same way the ITV year of promise marked the shift in ITVs direction. i couldnt honestly imagine bbc one even contemplating this kind of trash a few years ago.
Still605 posts since 4 Jan 2003
i've enjoyed the blue peter jubilee special this afternoon. chaotic messy live television (linked by the puppets from the saturday show saying how crap it all is).
But all this has been made up for by the fact that Konnie's been wearing a see-through top.


OK maybe not
JB371 posts since 4 Jan 2003
I'm not too sure about the BBC opening titles - I like the colour scheme, and I like the way the focus is on celebration rather than utter praise for her , but the music is a bit cheesy - it tries to sound regal with the strings bit, but poppy later on. And the bit where they've got the Queen clapping in time with the clapping sounds on the music is bad too - looks cheesy.

They should have developed the "Dancing in the Street" idea, or at least had them on the idents - it would have been easy to have the camera moving out from that stage with all the workers dancing on it.
Andrew12,121 posts since 27 Mar 2001
JB posted:
I'm not too sure about the BBC opening titles - I like the colour scheme, and I like the way the focus is on celebration rather than utter praise for her , but the music is a bit cheesy - it tries to sound regal with the strings bit, but poppy later on. And the bit where they've got the Queen clapping in time with the clapping sounds on the music is bad too - looks cheesy.

They should have developed the "Dancing in the Street" idea, or at least had them on the idents - it would have been easy to have the camera moving out from that stage with all the workers dancing on it.


'Dancing in the Street' is the theme for BBC Music Live, and because of the conflicting brands, and most programmes are half ML, have Jubilee, It was only used for the opening titles to the special Look North at 4.30pm
Andrew12,121 posts since 27 Mar 2001
JB posted:
I'm not too sure about the BBC opening titles - I like the colour scheme, and I like the way the focus is on celebration rather than utter praise for her , but the music is a bit cheesy - it tries to sound regal with the strings bit, but poppy later on. And the bit where they've got the Queen clapping in time with the clapping sounds on the music is bad too - looks cheesy.

I like those opening titles, but the clapping does seem a bit funny, I'm not sure if that is a good or a bad thing!

It's very strange hearing David Dimbleby saying words like 'S Club 7' and 'Will from Pop Idol' Very Happy
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The BBC did a great job - did anyone in the country actually watch itv...? - my mum didn't even watch corrie so their ratings must have plummeted tonight!