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fusionlad2,081 posts since 6 Sep 2001
Westcountry Spotlight
There seems to be some fuss over twitter what has happened with Victoria Graham on Spotlight. Apparently she hasn't appeared for 4 weeks now. I much prefer long stalwart, Natalie Cornah, on presenting duties.


Both are excellent presenters in their own right. The fact that there is some "fuss" on Twitter shows you the viewers miss her.

She has responded and said she hopes to be back soon. Personal reasons I guess.
ABC Australia359 posts since 2 Jul 2005
I... peach? what?

Yeah, the Australians themselves are already baffled by the names...

They think CBS will ruin Network Ten


As someone who used to work at Network Ten, i completely disagree. The Network was in a dire situation and CBS has come along and rescued it. The mood among staff is better and there's more optimism about the future.
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bilky asko5,091 posts since 9 Sep 2006
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
The Challenge version was a lot better than the 2000 Sky One version.

Incidentally, it's a little known fact that the 2000 Sky version used the exact same set as the 1997 BBC Two series, just repainted and lit differently.


I think repainting may even be an overstatement - some of the background elements were removed for the Sky One version, but the rest just looks like it's been lit in blue.
Andrew12,932 posts since 27 Mar 2001
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
I'd recommend anyone with an interest in the way Ofcom does it's business to read the whole account including the narrative of the discussion in question. Ben Shepard doesn't come out of this at all well, Kate Garraway tries leaping to his defence too at one point.

It's clear that ITV put their hands up on this case and admitted that the complaint was valid. They attempt in their discussion to mitigate the complaint, but then effectively dismiss this mitigation by authorising the broadcast of the heavily delayed apology.

The forensic detail is impressive as it always is in these fortnightly regulatory bulletins.


The next item about someone using the F word on Lorraine is amusing as well, especially if you can imagine Lorraine’s apology in her voice. “sorry about that very naughty word”
DVB Cornwall7,650 posts since 4 Dec 2003
Westcountry Spotlight
Cricket on the radio ....

I see BBC TMS have been fighting back against Talksport who took audio rights for the England tour to Sri Lanka. They are running on the BBC Sport Website and on the BBC Sport App, but not on any Radio, a new feature of Cricket talk and discussion and off tube (from Sky Sports Cricket) almost immediate summaries of critical action in the matches they've been shut out of. Very effective it is too.

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derek500646 posts since 10 Dec 2003
Westcountry Points West
The video, which was shot during the Conservative party conference earlier this month and leaked to the Guardian on Tuesday......

Must have been a group leak. I'll check The Morning Star!!

The leaker should face disciplinary action.

The clip was filmed from the conference lobby area, it could have been caught on a mobile phone by an attendee. It wasn't a closed set and so I don't see why action should be called for by the one who sent it, instead of on Adam Boulton for abuse of seniority and position to one of his subordinates.


That's not a leak. The same as the Ryanair incident is not a leak.
STV Today1,253 posts since 20 Mar 2005
STV North Reporting Scotland
Unless i become a news presenter, i do not think I can offer Sally Magnusson any critique/feedback. Equally, until she does my job, i doubt she can give me critique.


You don't have to be a news presenter to find it unprofessional for someone to shake their head huffing and muttering about their colleagues on screen.


Indeed, your colleagues would need to be professional to not throw you under the bus while on screen. More than happy to be human and have my moments in the workplace like Sally Magnusson. Colleagues also have their moments. I also am pleased team work is just that in my place of work. Perhaps I just like Sally’s non clinical approach. I also prefer her to the more robotic Jackie Bird any day!!!
mdtauk6,113 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London
The video, which was shot during the Conservative party conference earlier this month and leaked to the Guardian on Tuesday......

Must have been a group leak. I'll check The Morning Star!!

The leaker should face disciplinary action.

The clip was filmed from the conference lobby area, it could have been caught on a mobile phone by an attendee. It wasn't a closed set and so I don't see why action should be called for by the one who sent it, instead of on Adam Boulton for abuse of seniority and position to one of his subordinates.
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mr_vivian589 posts since 11 Oct 2015
UTV Newsline
I think the utv logo looks terrible and there's not much variety in the idents.

I'd much prefer it branded itv than have it as a quarter breed of the main channel.

It's a step up from what came before but it's still not perfect.