I know I’ve criticised the BBC’s studio but I thought the coverage was very good. Huw Edwards was just excellent - his depth of knowledge shone through and I never saw anything phase him, such as lines going down etc.
One triumph was when Andrew Neil was interviewing Alastair Campbell and he spotted the head of Momentum, Jon Lansman, entering the studio to chat to Huw. For a moment it was ‘oh no, they want to debate but they can’t because he’s over with Huw’ - but Huw took charge, put some of Campbell’s points to Lansman, and the director put them in split screen which allowed the debate we all wanted to happen.
As for the news summaries getting in the way of counts, to be honest once we’d seen the first few “Labour since 1923” seats go Tory with a swing of 10%, we’d seen them all. Unless you actually lived in the constituency concerned, so long as they put another seat on the Tory count it’s job done.
I think it was right they concentrated on the overall story with expert commentary rather than endless “I, the deputy returning officer for...” blurb!
Well done the BBC!