Tag: On-Screen Presentation

Storm Ciara takes The Big Questions off the air

This morning’s edition of The Big Questions fell victim to Storm Ciara for a time. The problems started shortly after 11am, when the picture and audio broke up. A few seconds later, the connection to

ITV daytime changes: ramifications for UK TV continuity?

So the great revamp of ITV’s daytime schedule has happened. Or rather a few tweaks have been made and then skilfully marketed. The big change concerns the rescheduling of Lorraine and the extension by half-an-hour

Mid-80s BBC One: the benefits of one big relaunch over piecemeal changes

18th February 1985 was a red letter day for BBC One. A “new look” to the channel was heavily promoted. Leading the troops into action, Terry Wogan with his new chat show. The following night

Technical problems take BBC News off air

In the early hours of this morning, the BBC News Channel was forced to resort to recorded material from the previous hour due to technical problems. At midnight, the domestic news channel was due to

Engineering information for the TV and radio trade

Last updated: 30th December 2019. Other than TV and radio tradesmen and engineers – and presentation enthusiasts – few members of the public will have known about, or paid much attention to, a short unbilled

Pres implications for ITV Daytime in the new year?

ITV’s new morning schedule starts on 6th January 2020 but will it mean changes to on-screen presentation? The main change concerns the scheduling of Lorraine and This Morning. Lorraine will run from 9am to 10am,

General election treats for pres fans

General elections are big events for broadcasters. Huge efforts go into mounting the overnight programmes – reporters and crews need to be on hand at as many counts as possible and be placed close to

BBC One Christmas ident aired in error

BBC One Yorkshire and Lincolnshire aired one of this year’s Christmas BBC One idents in error this morning, in the junction leading into the regional Sunday Politics programme. Christmas presentation is not due to launch

Archive footage provides evidence of early use of STV branding

A great little find from the archives was recently shared on Twitter by STV Footage Sales.  Better Viewing was made by STV in 1957 to help their viewers understand how to get the most from

New ident debuts on BBC Two

A series of wooden blocks of various shapes feature in the latest in the ‘Curve’ series of idents on BBC Two. Thought-Provoking 2 aired at 10pm this evening.