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Old BBC entertainment news show (June 2017)

JA
james-2001 Central (East) East Midlands Today
Dear god, will he make a "Liquid News on BBC Choice" interval video now? Shocked
DB
dbl London London
Thankfully that might be too complex for his 'retro' style of 'mocks'.
JO
Jon Central (West) Midlands Today
I'm glad I misread your post - seeing "Christopher" and "Williams" in the same sentence made me fear the worst Smile

I wish people would stop the obsession with this person who clearly had special needs.
MA
Markymark Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
Jon posted:
I'm glad I misread your post - seeing "Christopher" and "Williams" in the same sentence made me fear the worst Smile

I wish people would stop the obsession with this person who clearly had special needs.


Agreed. All Williams has done is to produce fake pres junctions and post them on You Tube.
In the grand scheme of things, I really couldn't give (and nor should anyone else) a flying fcuk !
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RE
Rex London London
Jon posted:
I'm glad I misread your post - seeing "Christopher" and "Williams" in the same sentence made me fear the worst Smile

I wish people would stop the obsession with this person who clearly had special needs.


Agreed. All Williams has done is to produce fake pres junctions and post them on You Tube.
In the grand scheme of things, I really couldn't give (and nor should anyone else) a flying fcuk !

Although Williams is a thorn in the TV pres community, let's not give too much attention.

There's only so much discussion that could be done before it completely turns to banal territory.
REEEEEEEEE
MD
MrDexB Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Jon posted:
I'm glad I misread your post - seeing "Christopher" and "Williams" in the same sentence made me fear the worst Smile

I wish people would stop the obsession with this person who clearly had special needs.

Again, not that I want a reply going "We're not talking about you", I have special needs as well. I don't look constantly at this eejit at all. We go too off-topic because of him.
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BU
buster London London
Re: Liquid News/Millbank sets - agree not the same set, but that "lots of plasmas in a row" seemed to be in vogue during that period as an easy way of "redressing" a set that would be used for a number of different shows. Liquid News's set was used for Celebdaq, The News Show (or whatever it was called that week), The Morning Show and the odd edition of HardTalk (60 Seconds used the studio but a different bit of set at the opposite end). Millbank's was used for Daily Politics, This Week, Straight Talk and again the odd edition of HardTalk.
NG
noggin Founding member
Re: Liquid News/Millbank sets - agree not the same set, but that "lots of plasmas in a row" seemed to be in vogue during that period as an easy way of "redressing" a set that would be used for a number of different shows. Liquid News's set was used for Celebdaq, The News Show (or whatever it was called that week), The Morning Show and the odd edition of HardTalk (60 Seconds used the studio but a different bit of set at the opposite end). Millbank's was used for Daily Politics, This Week, Straight Talk and again the odd edition of HardTalk.


The News Show didn't use the Liquid News set - it used the BBC Three News set (also used by 60 Seconds) at the lower end of the studio. Same was true of the 15 Minute '7 O'Clock News on BBC Three' which followed it.

When Liquid News came off-air in April 2004, the old Liquid News set was dismantled as was the then 60 Seconds/BBC Three News set. The latter went to Points West in Bristol (people often describe the Point West set as the old Liquid News set - it wasn't).

A new (much darker) set - which re-used a lot of plasmas and added three projectors - was created in the space previously occupied by the Liquid News set for the 30 minute '7 O'Clock News on BBC Three' which Eddie Mair and Tazeen Ahmad presented. This set was revamped again with two sofas around the time Paddy O'Connell took over from Eddie Mair.

Click Online and FastTrack also recorded sequences in the studio using a re-dressed version of the 60 Seconds set (with different graphics in the plasma wall).
JO
Jon Central (West) Midlands Today
The Liquid News set was way ahead of its time.
NG
noggin Founding member
dbl posted:
As it's always mentioned TV Forum's very own Asa made an appearance on it too!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjyIB3HxsbM

*digs up YouTube*



It's something I've never considered before but is that the set they use for all the politics shows at Millbank?


No - but the screen-based Liquid News sets (initial projection based one, then plasma based one) were pretty influential.

Both of the screen-based iterations were designed by Chris Webster.

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