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Steve in Pudsey10,352 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
If Andy didn't know his episodes were coming up, doesn't that raise certain questions?

If other presenters knew far enough in advance to be able to opt out of having their shows repeated (eg Mr M Smith) why didn't Andy get advance notice?

Of course it may just be that his agent is not as prov active as others.
Write that down in your copybook now.
james-20015,306 posts since 13 Sep 2015
Central (East) East Midlands Today
I'm thinking it likely confirms that presenters have no input into whether their episodes get repeated or not- other presenters have said as much, I know Mike Read, Simon Bates and Mark Goodier all have said so (so had Noel Edmonds depending on if you believe it really was him posting on the Digitalspy TOTP thread). The Mike Smith situation seems to have been a unique set of circumstances.

I imagine if a presenter really doesn't want their episodes shown they could kick up a fuss and hope the BBC complies, but it seems they don't need to seek permission, or even take the courtesy of informing the presenters that they're due to be shown.
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Rich Tea508 posts since 16 Apr 2017
Anglia (West) Look East
This is what counts for BBC News nowadays, lots of people claiming to be the boy who swore at Five Star live on BBC1;

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-49824441

Quite an amusing read. I'm only posting the link as it was previously mentioned by others here on these pages. Quite ridiculous that it's newsworthy 30 years later but I did see it live at the time and fully approved!
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Capybara and Inspector Sands gave kudos
Colm (previously Col) 3,491 posts since 6 Jan 2003
Anglia (West) Look East (West sub-opt)
The Kim Wilde performance shown on this week's BBC Four repeat is, itself, a repeat of the pre-recorded performance shown two weeks' prior, giving the studio team an extra breathing space to the chart rundowns.

btw, anyone spotted the BBC Music promo using Tina Turner's studio performance of "Steamy Windows" from a February 1990 edition of TOTP - a possible sign the BBC Four run may linger on into the 90s?
VMPhil9,918 posts since 31 Mar 2005
Granada North West Today
The Kim Wilde performance shown on this week's BBC Four repeat is, itself, a repeat of the pre-recorded performance shown two weeks' prior, giving the studio team an extra breathing space to the chart rundowns.

btw, anyone spotted the BBC Music promo using Tina Turner's studio performance of "Steamy Windows" from a February 1990 edition of TOTP - a possible sign the BBC Four run may linger on into the 90s?

How far in advance are 'The Story of…' documentaries produced?
james-20015,306 posts since 13 Sep 2015
Central (East) East Midlands Today
I'm pretty sure not as far ahead as making one for 1990, when we're still 3 months away from the 1989 one being aired!

Jenny Powell did tweet a photo a around July of her recording an interview for the BBC talking about TOTP and No Limits. Don't know if that was for the Story of 1989 or another programme though. A clip of her presenting with Jakki Brambles from a November 1989 episode did somehow make it into the Story of 1988 for some reason though.
Argybargy362 posts since 7 Nov 2012
Granada North West Today
The question is, now we should (hopefully!!) be getting an uninterrupted run for 1989, will they spread the episodes out for the whole of 2020? If they intend to squeeze them into a 6 month period, they'd have to show 2 per week without any breaks.
james-20015,306 posts since 13 Sep 2015
Central (East) East Midlands Today
We've had discussion before on which pre-September 88 (when the Radio 1 simulcasts started) episodes were made in stereo, watching the video of the infamous All About Eve performance, that's quite clearly in stereo, which you can tell from the applause when the song finally fades up in the studio (at around the 1:20 point):



When it comes to how they handle 1989, possibly they'll move the Sky at Night elsewhere (it was on Tuesdays before the TOTP repeats started), and there's already been a couple of weeks this year where they've put a second episode on a Friday, so they may well do one, or both, of these things next year to get 1989 and 1990 with (hopefully) no skipped episodes to fit in.
News96828 posts since 20 Dec 2013
Look North (Yorkshire)
We've had discussion before on which pre-September 88 (when the Radio 1 simulcasts started) episodes were made in stereo, watching the video of the infamous All About Eve performance, that's quite clearly in stereo, which you can tell from the applause when the song finally fades up in the studio (at around the 1:20 point):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1JIe8Zlvr4


And we hopefully will be seeing this infamous performance in all it's glory on Friday.
Lottie Long Legs (previously Skytower) 658 posts since 20 Apr 2003
Westcountry Spotlight
I'm pretty sure not as far ahead as making one for 1990, when we're still 3 months away from the 1989 one being aired!

Jenny Powell did tweet a photo a around July of her recording an interview for the BBC talking about TOTP and No Limits. Don't know if that was for the Story of 1989 or another programme though. A clip of her presenting with Jakki Brambles from a November 1989 episode did somehow make it into the Story of 1988 for some reason though.


It was for the Story of 1989.