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BBC Caver Ident
« on: April 05, 2017, 09:36:44 am »
The BBC have included a caver group in their latest 'ident' series.
You can see it here: ! No longer available

I'm sure that's Goon from the Grampian in there.
« Last Edit: April 05, 2017, 05:56:04 pm by Pegasus, Reason: embedded video (delete the \'s\' after http »

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Re: BBC Caver Ident
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2017, 09:48:26 am »
Yes, I recognise his shinny helmet from other TV appearances! 🙂

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Re: BBC Caver Ident
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2017, 12:56:42 pm »
That's great to see.  Rope coiling a little untidy though  ;D

This appears to be in Scotland - anyone up there care to tell us how this good PR came about?

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Re: BBC Caver Ident
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2017, 03:32:58 pm »
They are also using Mountain Rescue at moment, so guess it's following that theme (Wemyss is in Scotland)

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Re: BBC Caver Ident
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2017, 07:18:09 pm »
Though it says link not available it still works.
5arah is in the middle...

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Re: BBC Caver Ident
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2017, 09:20:32 pm »
I'd been thinking the Beeb should have some cavers...and there they are, excellent  ;D

Any background on how they got in touch??

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Re: BBC Caver Ident
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2017, 09:35:52 am »
The mountain rescue team is my local team, Central Beacons MRT.

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Re: BBC Caver Ident
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2017, 08:08:40 pm »
The cavers are from the GSG and GUPA. Goon is the one with the shiny helmet, and of course the one you can hear.

They emailed us out of the blue about it. They are working their way around the country and it just so happened that they thought of cavers to film in Scotland. They also filmed Bhangra dancers in Edinburgh on the same day.

Also, the rope was coiled better at first, but this was about the 30th take and it had been coiled, uncoiled, dragged around etc in previous takes   :)

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Re: BBC Caver Ident
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2017, 08:26:52 pm »
Also, the rope was coiled better at first, but this was about the 30th take and it had been coiled, uncoiled, dragged around etc in previous takes   :)

Sounds like fun! But 30 takes? I know these things take a lot of goes but crikey!

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Re: BBC Caver Ident
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2017, 12:03:12 pm »
The cavers are from the GSG and GUPA. Goon is the one with the shiny helmet, and of course the one you can hear.

They emailed us out of the blue about it. They are working their way around the country and it just so happened that they thought of cavers to film in Scotland. They also filmed Bhangra dancers in Edinburgh on the same day.

Also, the rope was coiled better at first, but this was about the 30th take and it had been coiled, uncoiled, dragged around etc in previous takes   :)

Thanks for the info and well done to all of you.  I'm still waiting to see it on the telly - they seem to be overplaying the outdoor swimmers, bird watchers and mountain rescue team at the moment.  I hope the cavers will get as much air time as the hippos did  :)

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Re: BBC Caver Ident
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2017, 01:33:52 pm »
Thanks for the info and well done to all of you.  I'm still waiting to see it on the telly - they seem to be overplaying the outdoor swimmers, bird watchers and mountain rescue team at the moment.  I hope the cavers will get as much air time as the hippos did  :)

I've seen it on TV once so far

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Re: BBC Caver Ident
« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2017, 03:23:50 pm »
I've seen it on TV once so far

Popped up a fair bit for me! Really great and surprising see some cavers on tele :) (Nice one guys!).

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Re: BBC Caver Ident
« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2017, 09:49:48 pm »
Not seen it once  :(

So contacted the Beeb and asked for them to please show it more  ;D

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Re: BBC Caver Ident
« Reply #13 on: April 12, 2017, 09:58:28 pm »
I saw it this evening for the first time - about 9pm on BBC 1 :-)

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Re: BBC Caver Ident
« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2017, 10:28:57 pm »
that video link was just a preview clip. was that it?
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Re: BBC Caver Ident
« Reply #15 on: April 13, 2017, 06:55:19 am »
that video link was just a preview clip. was that it?

I'm afraid so Amy. These are just small clips put inbetween programmes to let you know the "ident" of the channel.
  https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_BBC_television_idents

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Re: BBC Caver Ident
« Reply #16 on: April 13, 2017, 04:05:53 pm »
I've seen it once on BBC1 and hope to see more of it - did a double-take at first and then thought YESSSS!!!

Good to see caving covered as a (fairly) normal activity - being allied with bird watching and mountain rescue is no bad thing.  (Not sure about the winter swimmers though.)

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Re: BBC Caver Ident
« Reply #17 on: April 14, 2017, 08:14:36 pm »
Maybe 30 takes was an exaggeration, but it was at least 20. They were trying different things in the takes. Apparently there have been at least 2 versions on TV - the first is in the clip, and the other is us crawling into the cave.

We were told it would be shown before dramas. It's been seen before Casualty and before Line of Duty. Like most cavers I don't watch much TV and have only seen it when I recorded Casualty on the off chance it would be before it.

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Re: BBC Caver Ident
« Reply #18 on: April 15, 2017, 12:43:35 am »
Maybe 30 takes was an exaggeration, but it was at least 20. They were trying different things in the takes. Apparently there have been at least 2 versions on TV - the first is in the clip, and the other is us crawling into the cave.

We were told it would be shown before dramas. It's been seen before Casualty and before Line of Duty. Like most cavers I don't watch much TV and have only seen it when I recorded Casualty on the off chance it would be before it.

Line of Duty for me!
Perfect background drama drivel whilst twiddling away on the PC...

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Re: BBC Caver Ident
« Reply #19 on: April 15, 2017, 07:18:36 pm »
I can hear Goon in the background.

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Re: BBC Caver Ident
« Reply #20 on: April 15, 2017, 08:01:02 pm »
I can hear Goon in the background.

I bet he insisted on it being written up for the log book.

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Re: BBC Caver Ident
« Reply #21 on: May 27, 2017, 10:17:33 pm »
Finally.....!! - Seen it  ;D

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Re: BBC Caver Ident
« Reply #22 on: November 13, 2019, 01:42:16 pm »
As the original clip has disappeared:


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Re: BBC Caver Ident
« Reply #23 on: November 13, 2019, 03:00:52 pm »
Yep, it still appears quite regularly before dramas.

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Re: BBC Caver Ident
« Reply #24 on: November 14, 2019, 10:14:38 am »
This one may amuse you.

 

 

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