The handover from STV overnight referendum coverage to Good Morning Britain on ITV network this morning was pathetic. Cut off in the middle of a sentence.
Seriously, STV, all you had to do was give a handover point at 05:59:40 for ITV to run their ident and go to GMB, and then you could continue with your coverage for Scotland. STV doing a live programme for ITV network is amazingly rare these days. They should have had a bit of pride in it.
(On a more positive note, I really do enjoy Good Morning Britain's opening sequence.)
Dwarf sometimes used the studio itself as the part of the set - see the shot of Lister walking along a lighting gantry in the same episode, or the studio ceiling Cat looks up at in “Dimension Jump”. Doubt it was intended at the top of this picture, though…
The revolutionary broadcaster David Frost died a year ago today. This is a feature about one of his most important productions, The Frost Programme, dating from 1967, when the show was as its peak. It’s a fascinating look into the production process and the effect of the charismatic Frost on his colleagues and his audience. Fun fact: the Rediffusion studios (in Wembley, London) in which The Frost Programme was recorded are now known as The Fountain Studios, where several well-known shows currently on UK TV are made, such as ITV’s The Cube.
An absolutely extraordinary, hugely valuable find. Anyone with the slightest interest in this era of television needs to read this.