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i-lied557 posts since 22 Oct 2012
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
I think this occasion is bigger as the UK is in the middle of a crisis. Events are fast moving, I expect the BBC were planning all of this for September but suddenly had to bring everything forward to today in order to provide coverage. I suspect the BBC have got people on standby at the moment currently.
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i-lied557 posts since 22 Oct 2012
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
11-1 on the NC tomorrow is a separate News Special with Jane Hill at Westminster which will include PMQs.


They talk about not having money and possibly cutting back even more on News Channel yet opt to produce separate coverage!


I think that the BBC would be caught between a rock and a hard place as there would be criticism if they didn't do anything but at the same time, this was all in the pipeline for September and also something that the merger wouldn't accomplish, is that there are two different audiences that want different coverage. The UK will want more than the world.
Brekkie31,805 posts since 4 Jan 2003 Banned for 1 week
HTV Wales Wales Today
I think Tony Blair went straight from PMQ's to Buckingham Palace on his last day, so they can happen lunchtime/early afternoon. Perhaps not quite as early this time though as IIRC Her Majesty has an engagement in Cambridge in the morning


Here's the TV Forum thread from that day: http://tvforum.uk/thenewsroom/blair-leaving-brown-incoming-27-25482/

They cut Blair's speech at the end of PMQs short to go to Wimbledon.

Always interesting looking back at such threads and good to see that most of the problems identified there were not an issue today. Especially good to see the comparison in how ITV News treated events between then and now.

Have to laugh though at the criticism of the BBC cutting away from "the most iconic image was taking place, the one remembered by history". On the day something can seem to be so important but even without the recent Iraq Inquiry report Blairs exit speech was pretty much forgotten by history.
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i-lied557 posts since 22 Oct 2012
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
Rather odd opening to the 11pm bulletin on the News channel.

They were using some special New Prime Minister titles and tried to incorporate them into the Newsroom pan and studio sweep shot and it didn't quite work out.


The New Prime Minister titles have been used all early-evening. The full titles were the length of the globe usually.
News96788 posts since 20 Dec 2013
Look North (Yorkshire)
Highlighting exactly why having the Newsnight repeat on the NC is completely pointless-If anything needs to be cut (since we now know the NC Won't be closed or merged with World News) it needs to be this.
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News96788 posts since 20 Dec 2013
Look North (Yorkshire)
Highlighting exactly why having the Newsnight repeat on the NC is completely pointless-If anything needs to be cut (since we now know the NC Won't be closed or merged with World News) it needs to be this.


Erm you do realise that the Newsnight repeat is a cut itself?

Which needs to be uncut asap -and just for info they are yet again having two editions of The Papers tonight due to last night's events which means yet again that the Newsnight repeat isn't happening-and it will have only been on once (Tuesday) in the whole week this week.
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