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noggin Founding member
Pity they destroyed all the studios Confused


TC2 and TC3 still exist - ISTR that the Star Bar was between the two of them?

(TC2 is now home to Lorraine, Loose Women and Peston, along with Sunday Brunch, TC3 is the home of GMB and This Morning)
VA
valley
Pity they destroyed all the studios Confused


TC2 and TC3 still exist - ISTR that the Star Bar was between the two of them?

(TC2 is now home to Lorraine, Loose Women and Peston, along with Sunday Brunch, TC3 is the home of GMB and This Morning)

Star Bar was in the foyer of Studio 2 I think?
IS
Inspector Sands
Pity they destroyed all the studios Confused


TC2 and TC3 still exist - ISTR that the Star Bar was between the two of them?

(TC2 is now home to Lorraine, Loose Women and Peston, along with Sunday Brunch, TC3 is the home of GMB and This Morning)

Star Bar was in the foyer of Studio 2 I think?

It was the assembly point/tea bar between studios 1 and 2 - Red Assembly.

There was a Green and a Blue assembly too, IIRC green was between TC4 and 6, blue was near TC7
SP
Steve in Pudsey Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Cheggers and Maggie Philbin explore Green Assembly on Swap Shop



Blue Assembly on Street View
Write that down in your copybook now.
JA
james-2001 Central (East) East Midlands Today
Today's first episode had the new BBC logo, but MCMXC in the same font as the rest of the credits, so a combination of the two previous episodes.
JL
jlmiller Granada North West Today
And the episode currently on now is the first to have the new style graphics for the song titles and the chart rundown.
JA
james-2001 Central (East) East Midlands Today
Just "BBC 1990" in the same font as the rest of the credits in the second episode. Though the Cypher captions didn't have the actual BBC logo until some point in early 1991, be interesting to see what point they change from "1990" to "MCMXC" though.
CO
Colm Anglia (West) Look East (West sub-opt)
A pleasant surprise they didn't edit down the 26-1-1990 edition into a 30-minute slot for the primetime showing.

And nice how the promotion for the next show matches its BBC Four slot - next Friday at 8 o'clock.

I do like the touch of extra colour and movement provided by the Cypher graphics.
JA
james-2001 Central (East) East Midlands Today
Colm posted:


I do like the touch of extra colour and movement provided by the Cypher graphics.


A shame they're quite short lived until they disappear at the end of April for 8 months.

They become a lot less imaginitive after the 91 revamp as well, just being a standard template used on every song, nothing beats all the different animations used in the 1990-91 era.
JA
james-2001 Central (East) East Midlands Today
At the end of yesterday's first episode, Nicky Campbell announced it was Mark Goodier presenting with Jakki Brambles the following week, but it was actually Simon Mayo. I'm presuming something happened which prevented Mark from being able to present, so Simon was drafted in only 2 weeks after his previous episode.
RW
Robert Williams Founding member London London
At the end of yesterday's first episode, Nicky Campbell announced it was Mark Goodier presenting with Jakki Brambles the following week, but it was actually Simon Mayo. I'm presuming something happened which prevented Mark from being able to present, so Simon was drafted in only 2 weeks after his previous episode.

Yes, the Radio Times listing confirms that it was meant to be Mark Goodier that week: https://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/ec2c10cf3ced4b86af39982e0685f193

Colm posted:
I do like the touch of extra colour and movement provided by the Cypher graphics.

I never liked the previous style of graphics, so I was happy to see them replaced with the new style captions, even warranted a mention in my diary at the time!
JA
james-2001 Central (East) East Midlands Today
I don't think the 1989 graphics look that bad, they look less dated than many of the show's other graphics.

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