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Inspector Sands12,741 posts since 25 Aug 2004
Always found it insulting how they didn't have Huw front it and instead stuck to young female generally unknown presenters.

Insulting to who? Surely it's a good training ground for new presenters as well as being good demo tape fodder for them

I can't imagine Huw would fancy breaking off from preparing the Ten to do a 45 second update
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AlexS544 posts since 19 Oct 2016
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Always found it insulting how they didn't have Huw front it and instead stuck to young female generally unknown presenters.

Insulting to who? Surely it's a good training ground for new presenters as well as being good demo tape fodder for them

I can't imagine Huw would fancy breaking off from preparing the Ten to do a 45 second update

Pretty sure its been said in the past that Huw records the 9PM trailer for the Ten almost immediately after the 8 finishes airing so he would have already have been standing by as the 8 was broadcast.
Inspector Sands12,741 posts since 25 Aug 2004

Pretty sure its been said in the past that Huw records the 9PM trailer for the Ten almost immediately after the 8 finishes airing so he would have already have been standing by as the 8 was broadcast.

Yep it is, but both gigs are more than just turning up in a studio and reading.

Huw is working on the 10 when the 8 is being prepared and broadcast, and that includes doing the trail for it
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trivialmatters573 posts since 15 Jan 2007
90 second updates like this (and indeed 60 seconds back in the day) are just exhausting to watch. They're so rushed and crammed in, it becomes a total blur. I don't think viewers take anything away from watching that, if indeed they pay attention.
Jenny1,374 posts since 28 Mar 2001
Your ninety second update: Here is the same news we gave you an hour ago. But it sounds much more important if we call it an update.
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cityprod1,869 posts since 3 Oct 2005
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90 second updates like this (and indeed 60 seconds back in the day) are just exhausting to watch. They're so rushed and crammed in, it becomes a total blur. I don't think viewers take anything away from watching that, if indeed they pay attention.


I don't understand how something as short as 60 seconds can be exhausting to someone. 60 seconds used to have 5 stories in the bulletin, the 90 second update also had 5 in the national segment, 2 in the regional plus a quick regional weather update. There's nothing there to get exhausted over.

Some Indian News channels have bulletins that advertise themselves as having 100 or 200 stories rapid fire, with each 'story' being no more than 10 seconds, and often as little as 6 seconds. Now that truly is exhausting.