Tuesday, July 02, 2013

No wonder TV anchors died out...

Ah, remember TV anchors? Er, not really. Now there's a dying art? I fear the trailer for Anchorman 2 may be funnier than the film which follows. That was certainly the case with the first film.

I remember being amazed that Holland kept its continuity presenters in vision for so long. The arrival of commercial TV, much of which was played out by machines finally persuaded the public broadcasters in the Netherlands that you didn't need someone to introduce the next programme. I remember visitors from abroad wondering why it was needed, especially on camera. BBC continuity has always hidden behind the idents.

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