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Robert Williams698 posts since 25 Jan 2003
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That said I do agree punchier can sometimes be better - take this junction (2min 30secs in). Static slide promoting next programme and intro into NHP all wrapped up in 10 seconds. The announcer barely skipping a beat between both. Wish they’d bring those back, not every promotion on a channel has to shout.


There's every chance that that junction was never supposed to look like that. With so much live programming on a Saturday that could overrun replacing trails with slides was a common way of getting back on track.


That looks like a normal type of junction from the time - you never used to get more than two trailers in a junction at that time. It's only a while later, possibly sometime around the turn of the century, that trailers started multiplying.
Si-Co2,141 posts since 2 Oct 2003
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
It again shows how brilliant the silent globe symbol was that it could run in the background and be cut to for any length required. Even with oneness idents the form up is longer. Whether it’s the globe or the numeral symbol there’s something that feels very classy about those junctions.


Another advantage of the globe symbols is that they could be used to introduce any type of programme - news, current affairs, comedy, drama, wacky entertainment or poignant tributes. Not many of the Oneness idents are suitable for all styles of programme.
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Larry the Loafer5,561 posts since 2 Jul 2005
Granada North West Today
It again shows how brilliant the silent globe symbol was that it could run in the background and be cut to for any length required. Even with oneness idents the form up is longer. Whether it’s the globe or the numeral symbol there’s something that feels very classy about those junctions.


Another advantage of the globe symbols is that they could be used to introduce any type of programme - news, current affairs, comedy, drama, wacky entertainment or poignant tributes. Not many of the Oneness idents are suitable for all styles of programme.


To think it was possible at one point for the same ident to precede both Noel's House Party and Princess Diana's funeral.
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That said I do agree punchier can sometimes be better - take this junction (2min 30secs in). Static slide promoting next programme and intro into NHP all wrapped up in 10 seconds. The announcer barely skipping a beat between both. Wish they’d bring those back, not every promotion on a channel has to shout.


There's every chance that that junction was never supposed to look like that. With so much live programming on a Saturday that could overrun replacing trails with slides was a common way of getting back on track.


Indeed. NHP could under or overrun by quite a margin.

One of the most famous examples though of things potentially going very belly up was when Fathers 4 Justice invaded the Lottery on the night of Eurovision. I seem to remember that they got the numbers drawn, no end credits, then a quick "This is BBC One" crashing into the middle of Te Deum.

It's going to be interesting again this year as it's Cup Final day. I'm guessing having live programmes on Eurovision day is bad enough as the best of times as you've got to hit 8pm dead on no matter what, but that's going to get the blood pressure up.
RDJ2,699 posts since 25 Oct 2003
Central (South) Midlands Today
One of the most famous examples though of things potentially going very belly up was when Fathers 4 Justice invaded the Lottery on the night of Eurovision. I seem to remember that they got the numbers drawn, no end credits, then a quick "This is BBC One" crashing into the middle of Te Deum.


They actually did alright getting to Eurovision surprisingly. They dropped the credits, but they got a full announcement into Eurovision right on time and even managed to get a trail in-between for Strictly Dance Fever.
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Critique3,172 posts since 9 Aug 2009
Anglia (East) Look East
Very odd that BBC Two network managed to put a Oneness ident on air! The CA didn't acknowledge it but put a lot of emphasis on 'here on BBC TWO' in the announcement! Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland all managed to put out a BBC Two ident, although Scotland used the fluffy monster ident that would have presumably preceded the scheduled programme - none managed to opt in cleanly, instead coming in part-way through a line from the commentator.

Also noted that the promo before suffered from the curse of the text appearing long before the promo endboard, making it basically illegible...
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VMPhil9,705 posts since 31 Mar 2005
Granada North West Today
I believe I've asked about this before, about moving BBC One programming to BBC Two and vice versa, and I think it's essentially similar to just a playlist item being copied and pasted over. The opposite has happened once, a BBC Two ident appeared on BBC One (but only in a certain nation, not network maybe? It was posted on here)
Inspector Sands13,682 posts since 25 Aug 2004
Yes, everything is just a videoclip being played by a server which is accessing shared storage.

Each channel just has a playlist of clips and live events, put the wrong clipname in that list and it will play the wrong clip.

If the football moved channels then they probably would have just copied the live event for that between schedules (it would need the same metadata and other settings), so maybe the ident went with it?