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How did it happen? (December 2019)

JA
james-2001 Central (East) East Midlands Today
I do remember the Shop At Bid closedown video being online at some point around the closure. Basically just cut with a glitch to the technical fault slide and that annoying music loop.


I am pretty sure that no such video ever existed.


Why would you say that?
BA
bilky asko Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
I do remember the Shop At Bid closedown video being online at some point around the closure. Basically just cut with a glitch to the technical fault slide and that annoying music loop.


I am pretty sure that no such video ever existed.


Why would you say that?

Because I believe it to be the case. Plenty of people asked how it all ended, and there was a description of what happened - but no video.

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NJ
Neil Jones Founding member Central (West) Midlands Today

I am pretty sure that no such video ever existed.


Why would you say that?

Because I believe it to be the case. Plenty of people asked how it all ended, and there was a description of what happened - but no video.


With all due respect to James, he may be confusing it with pretty much every other sit-up breakdown every time they had a power cut after 2007. The power goes out, the channels go blank for a short while and the on-air output goes crazy while all manner of things get shown including breakdown slides and the music in question for a good half hour or so. There are a few examples of this on YouTube captured while Sit-up tried to get the channels going again. From what was posted at the time the networks were in the middle of flogging something when they went off air with little notice so it's entirely plausible somebody flipped a power switch somewhere.
JB
JasonB London London

Why would you say that?

Because I believe it to be the case. Plenty of people asked how it all ended, and there was a description of what happened - but no video.


With all due respect to James, he may be confusing it with pretty much every other sit-up breakdown every time they had a power cut after 2007. The power goes out, the channels go blank for a short while and the on-air output goes crazy while all manner of things get shown including breakdown slides and the music in question for a good half hour or so. There are a few examples of this on YouTube captured while Sit-up tried to get the channels going again. From what was posted at the time the networks were in the middle of flogging something when they went off air with little notice so it's entirely plausible somebody flipped a power switch somewhere.


I’ve got another breakdown from 2008 on an old PVR where they come back from a power cut to Peter Simon in Larry Grayson mode and while he is doing his little ditty, the studio lights followed by the monitors behind him keep going off and on every 10-15 seconds. The monitors would turn to static as the lights went off.
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WO
Worzel Anglia (West) Look East (West sub-opt)
I do remember the Shop At Bid closedown video being online at some point around the closure. Basically just cut with a glitch to the technical fault slide and that annoying music loop.


I am pretty sure that no such video ever existed.


No it didn't and nothing surfaced online as clearly no one was watching at the time to cap it.

I seem to recall Peter Sherlock was on air at the time and I believe he was just cut off mid programme with no mention.
NJ
Neil Jones Founding member Central (West) Midlands Today
I'd like to think if it were Peter Simon presenting we'd have the footage of him being cut off mid auction, presumably somebody would have recorded it in case he tripped over something. To look at the Peter Simon clips on YouTube from his Bid TV days anybody would think the poor chap spent more time on the floor than standing up.

Anyway, moving on: The final continuity junction of BBC Two Scotland prior to the launch of BBC Scotland a few days later:

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