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Telly Media (previously Sky Networks) 848 posts since 27 Apr 2003
London London
Interesting programme. I noticed some of the footage used, in particular that of Dermot and the ITN newsflash about Diana's death was from a Youtube clip. Could they not of sourced a clip directly? ITV/ITN must still have that moment on archive.



Great programme, but I also find it a bit strange about sourcing some of the archive footage via YouTube rather than going to ITN Source. Plus some of the other archive clips were very low quality. The really old stuff I can understand, but not the more recent footage.

Would also have been nice to have some input from Sky News as well - they showed several clips, but didn't interview anybody, which is a shame, because I seem to recall Kay Burley writing a very interesting article about how they covered the death of Diana.
Worzel3,377 posts since 8 Jan 2008
Anglia (West) Look East (West sub-opt)
Interesting programme. I noticed some of the footage used, in particular that of Dermot and the ITN newsflash about Diana's death was from a Youtube clip. Could they not of sourced a clip directly? ITV/ITN must still have that moment on archive.



Great programme, but I also find it a bit strange about sourcing some of the archive footage via YouTube rather than going to ITN Source. Plus some of the other archive clips were very low quality. The really old stuff I can understand, but not the more recent footage.

Would also have been nice to have some input from Sky News as well - they showed several clips, but didn't interview anybody, which is a shame, because I seem to recall Kay Burley writing a very interesting article about how they covered the death of Diana.


Yes, one clip of Nina Hossain and a big Breaking News aston was a pixilated Youtube clip as well. It didn't look that old either.
manclad71 posts since 10 Jun 2011
Granada North West Today
It certainly was a very interesting programme. Whilst the role of a newsreader must detach itself from emotion, it is strangely fascinating to see them when they do show emotion as we sometimes forget that they too are human. I'm talking about Martyn Lewis cracking on air and Alistair Stewart when he recollected Lockerbie and the moment when it became apparent there were no survivors, reinforcing the gravity of the event.
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Telly Media (previously Sky Networks) 848 posts since 27 Apr 2003
London London
I really liked the fact they also acknowledged the role ITV regions play in covering breaking news stories from Aber-Fan all the way through to Lockerbie, Piper Alpha and beyond.

They could have included the terrorist attack on Glasgow Airport in that as well. I'm fairly certain STV were the first on the scene - way before their BBC and Sky rivals.
Gary McEwan2,903 posts since 23 May 2011
STV Central Reporting Scotland
I really liked the fact they also acknowledged the role ITV regions play in covering breaking news stories from Aber-Fan all the way through to Lockerbie, Piper Alpha and beyond.

They could have included the terrorist attack on Glasgow Airport in that as well. I'm fairly certain STV were the first on the scene - way before their BBC and Sky rivals.


Yeah they were, Gordon Chree was the most likely the first on scene providing reports for STV, ITV and also CNN.
Markymark4,357 posts since 13 Dec 2004
Meridian (North) South Today
Could have been a 2 part series. They didn't really cover 9/11, although I suppose that story has been told many times. Didn't cover 7/7 either.


Good. Those events , particularly 9/11, were staged (if that's right word) as media spectacles, every-time footage is shown, it just serves to give another repeat showing of the horror. In my opinion footage from those events should be used very very sparingly.
Steve Williams1,815 posts since 1 Aug 2008
The highlight as far as I'm concerned was Nick Owen announcing the start of the Gulf War on Midweek Sport Special which I was thrilled to see as it's mentioned in Fever Pitch! Nick Hornby writes "Nick Owen looked as his monitor, announced a newsflash and expressed the hope we could go to Stamford Bridge shortly".

Where was John Suchet presenting that Gulf War all-nighter from anyway, looked like his bedroom?
Last edited by Steve Williams on 7 November 2013 9:31am