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mccanmat527 posts since 15 Jul 2005
It’s unfortunate that a lot of TV programmes do recruit hosts who are... easy on the eye...not saying Charlotte isn’t a good newsreader but her looks probably contributed in securing her role...same applies to many... Even some of the men on TV such as Stephen Mulhern or Phillip schofield- recruited because they have people who fancy them. I know if they are on TV of course they will spend more time looking good... you don’t see many scruffy people in tv
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Markymark6,042 posts since 13 Dec 2004
Meridian (North) South Today
Although I personally believe that the news should always be found in the same place and other programming should move around it (onto BBC2 in this case), I'm kind of defeating my own argument by also admitting that it's odd that people can't press one button on the remote to solve the issue (the prog channel "up" button), which will take a fraction of a millisecond.

Yet people like me (here and now) will happily devote 3 minutes to write a post justifying one position or another.......



The BBC can't have it both ways, it can't be the 'go to' channel for events of importance, but expect the news to be an immovable stone in its schedules.
JasonB4,872 posts since 20 Sep 2003
London London
The Big Breakfast had a surprise revival tonight on This Week, complete with original music and titles. It was marvellous.

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I nearly choked on my Ovaltine when this kicked in straight after the BBC One ident...

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In widescreen too apparently!
"623058 The whole thing has been a dump squirt."
noggin13,973 posts since 26 Jun 2001
It does surprise me though ITV and C4 haven't made progress in the connected red button area to at least make their on demand content, available via most smart TVs, available directly from their channels.

4Music does have the extra 3 channels via the red button with a fairly simple set up but it's fairly unloved and C4 didn't take the opportunity to use a similar service to offer their Paralympic streams a couple of years ago.


I guess ITV and C4 have decided Smart TV apps are enough. I guess there may also be regulatory issues around additional broadcast services - though less-so with HbbTV stuff that doesn't take up huge DVB data bandwidth ?
JamesWorldNews7,592 posts since 22 Aug 2004
STV Central BBC World
Although I personally believe that the news should always be found in the same place and other programming should move around it (onto BBC2 in this case), I'm kind of defeating my own argument by also admitting that it's odd that people can't press one button on the remote to solve the issue (the prog channel "up" button), which will take a fraction of a millisecond.

Yet people like me (here and now) will happily devote 3 minutes to write a post justifying one position or another.......

We're a funny race, us humans. Right?
@JamesWorldNews | Formerly BBC WORLD
JamesWorldNews7,592 posts since 22 Aug 2004
STV Central BBC World
I always enjoyed UTV News output, sadly in 2019 the quality and quantity has dropped, especially since they have now been minced into the ITV corporate brand.


Neither the quality nor quantity has dropped since they adopted the ITV style branding.

The distinct look UTV had made it what it was. Now it has the generic ITV News brand, it has lost its warmth, and has become another corporate ITV entity. They also messed up installing the actual studio set, with the terrible spotlight reflections on the set, which I think is still there, just the camera angles have changed to try and avoid it on screen. This is what I meant about the drop in quality.


They could use that as a feature and call the programme "Spotlight". It could catch on, you know.......
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