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Inspector Sands13,584 posts since 25 Aug 2004

I'm sure I remember reading somewhere calling it TX is a BBC-ism, the rest of the industry used TC (for tele-cine), but with them being in Television Centre, in studios labelled TC they had to find another initialism.

Yes but they chose TK.

TX is a universal term for transmission not just the BBC.

RX is reception (or a chemist!)

DX is distant reception

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I presume the "TX A/B/C/D" feeds seen on the monitor stack in the studios at NBH are the server channels, named as such for historical reasons?

Probably more to distinguish them from record ports. I've seen that naming convention elsewhere.
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RDJ2,683 posts since 25 Oct 2003
Central (South) Midlands Today
SayIng that, Find a Fortune was made by Granada but their breakdown in August 1999 was announced by Trish Bertram with the following generic slide in YTV-land so who knows!

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I remember the Find A Fortune breakdown was covered in depth in a "It Shouldn't happen to a Live TV Presenter" such programme with Rory McGrath.

It shown that the vision mixer completely froze up and had shots of a concerned Carol Vorderman and audio of the talkback with genuine concerns they won't be coming back on air at all.

I reckon they were filming behind the scenes anyway and as if by luck the breakdown occurred.

Anyway... back on topic and in the numerous threads this video has created, one reoccurring niggle is how can people listen to it. So I've fixed that so that the left and right audio channels are isolated.

The video first starts with the audio as per transmission. Then the video plays again but that time with the talkback audio. This starts at approx. 15:00.

And do be aware as there is strong language which is even more stronger now that you can hear it clearer!

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Lewismpsmith69 posts since 12 May 2018
Meridian (South East) South East Today
It's a brilliant clip, such a shame it was taken down from YouTube. Just gives a great insight into what it takes to bring a live programme to air. Surprising the talkback was recorded though, is that normal?

As to other regions, presumably Carlton were presenting it to the network but had the ability to pull up a slide for their own viewers?

SayIng that, Find a Fortune was made by Granada but their breakdown in August 1999 was announced by Trish Bertram with the following generic slide in YTV-land so who knows!

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Reuploaded a couple of months ago.
Andrew13,578 posts since 27 Mar 2001
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
That video's been discussed to death more than once but I wonder why they were worried about the first caller getting the right answers. They were instructed to take three calls, and I would've assumed they vetted the callers and got their answers before they went to air, otherwise how could they determine how many callers to have?

Remember that the format of the programme was that if there was no winner it rolled over. The fact that that episode was won by the third and last caller was a coincidence


The three calls was what they had time for. As mentioned in the video that the production team mention the possibility of getting the correct answer first time and what they'd do. Fill presumably


I’m guessing they ask the callers their answers before going to air, so they knew the first two were wrong and the third was right.

There is nothing stopping the callers changing their answers before going to air I expect.

Also regarding the gamble card being lower, as it was picked at random, it would still be fair, but the gallery could still have a list of what card was in what position, I expect this would be useful on some shows, if being a winner or a loser would involve cueing up different music or graphics.
Si-Co2,122 posts since 2 Oct 2003
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)


Thank you for doing this. It makes a lot of things, such as the calls from presentation, and Philip’s “strop” much clearer. As for the latter, it seems perfectly reasonable to ask for a few minutes to regain his composure before recording trails for the following week!

I also heard the warm up guy addressing the audience at the end, after the director says “Warm-up mic up” (not “warm up my cup” which I originally heard!)
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Rkolsen2,715 posts since 20 Jan 2014
BBC World
There's two different One O'Clock News ones floating around, there's one from a Michael Buerk fronted edition that's a total shambles, as none of the reports are ready when they went on air.

It was also the day that Nigel Lawson resigned as Chancellor of the Exchequer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5IcnXjoF-M

Some minor questions:

Why at 24 seconds in is the time listed as 12.55 a.m. right before the 1:00 p.m. / 13:00 newscast? Is that normal practice in the U.K. for that? When I first saw it I thought it was after midnight. Or was it a production error?

Finally at 9:55 p.m. the studio lights say NRM ON AIR. I get what on air, I assume NRM means newsroom?
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dosxuk4,179 posts since 22 Oct 2005
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Yes NRM was newsroom - as opposed to N1 or N2 which were the studios.

I think the 12:55am thing was simply a mistake in the caption.


There's still a notable number of people who argue that noon-1300 is still AM and midnight-0100 is PM. Same thing as those who argue that 0000 and 2400 don't exist and that midnight is part of the previous day, with 1201 being the first minute of a day.

Considering how long our current understanding of time has been held, it's amazing the number of confusions people have. Just don't get me started on people who use mm/dd/yy format dates Mad
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sjhoward526 posts since 21 Sep 2003
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
Yes NRM was newsroom - as opposed to N1 or N2 which were the studios.

I think the 12:55am thing was simply a mistake in the caption.


There's still a notable number of people who argue that noon-1300 is still AM and midnight-0100 is PM. Same thing as those who argue that 0000 and 2400 don't exist and that midnight is part of the previous day, with 1201 being the first minute of a day.

Considering how long our current understanding of time has been held, it's amazing the number of confusions people have. Just don't get me started on people who use mm/dd/yy format dates Mad


It's also quite an easy mistake to make if you're not really thinking about it when constructing a timeline series of captions - one might sensibly (but wrongly) adjust only the hour when doing a 10, 11, 12 sequence, and not think about the AM/PM indicator until the number series becomes discontinuous at 1 - especially if you are more used to using the 24hr clock.
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