Election 98

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SU Elections 1998
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Genre: Events Coverage
Broadcast: Thursday 5th March 1998
Producer(s): Debbie Rule

Election 98 had a medieval theme and was presented from the dungeons under Goodricke (actually a very impressive set in the usual studio).

It's notable for being the final time the YUSU Election Night was held in Goodricke, and also for being on air for over ten hours. Due to a protracted set of re-counts the programme finally went off air around 7.30am on Friday morning, having stayed on air the whole night.

Still going at 6am

The spread out nature of the elections, where several sets and two directors work in tandem, caused synchronisation problems when switching between sets or introducing video clips. To work round this, some software originally written for Election 97 was dusted off for 98 which forced all sets to use one common time. A large countdown accompanied the real time. This appears on camera towards the end of the show when the cameras are turned on the crew, who are snoozing by the clock.

Screengrabs of the programme can be seen here [on YSTV's website].

In the Archive

A set of scrolling text claiming to be the title sequence exists on Umatic, with no leader clock or sound. It sets the scene for the program as being in the University's Labyrinthine dungeons, accessed via the Mail Room in Heslington Hall.


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