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m_in_m1,654 posts since 22 Apr 2006
Anglia (East) Look East
Or more to the point could show actual programmes and not just simulcast the News Channel

It’ll be interesting what they do when Marr is off for the summer, show 2 hours of the BBC News Channel simulcast?

Does it go off air for the summer or do other people sometimes present it? I've lost track. There was a period years ago when we had News24 Sunday over the summer.
Reece24303 posts since 16 Mar 2017
Anglia (West) Look East
Or more to the point could show actual programmes and not just simulcast the News Channel

It’ll be interesting what they do when Marr is off for the summer, show 2 hours of the BBC News Channel simulcast?

Does it go off air for the summer or do other people sometimes present it? I've lost track. There was a period years ago when we had News24 Sunday over the summer.


Usually off for 6-8 weeks, although depending how long this leadership stuff runs into late July/ early August, that break could be reduced.
AlexS739 posts since 19 Oct 2016
Central (East) Midlands Today
What they have done it move BBC News at Nine from BBC Two on Sunday Morning, the reason Marr is at 10 is so it creates a 90 mins politics slot at ten. In August, it will probably just be the Nine

No they haven't. Not only does the Nine not exist at weekends but BBC2 has never had any news channel simulcast of any kind at weekends.
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Brekkie31,805 posts since 4 Jan 2003 Banned for 1 week
HTV Wales Wales Today
What they have done it move BBC News at Nine from BBC Two on Sunday Morning, the reason Marr is at 10 is so it creates a 90 mins politics slot at ten. In August, it will probably just be the Nine

No they haven't. Not only does the Nine not exist at weekends but BBC2 has never had any news channel simulcast of any kind at weekends.

Well, not since the days of Weekend 24 I think.
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all new Phil3,218 posts since 12 Feb 2005
Granada North West Today
Or more to the point could show actual programmes and not just simulcast the News Channel

It’ll be interesting what they do when Marr is off for the summer, show 2 hours of the BBC News Channel simulcast?

Does it go off air for the summer or do other people sometimes present it? I've lost track. There was a period years ago when we had News24 Sunday over the summer.

Wasn’t News 24 Sunday before The Andrew Marr Show? I have a vague memory of it being on in the run up to something new starting.
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Lou Scannon1,167 posts since 1 Jan 2016
HTV West Points West
Surely all politics-based programmes such as Marr don't run during periods of the year when Parliament is in recess?

I'm sure that when Marr was still in the 9am hour slot, it's summer replacement was an NC simulcast hour presented by the likes of Nicholas Owen (or whoever happened to be on shift).

It would include elements such as a newspaper review, making it vaguely Marr-like. Dunno whether a "standard" NC hour (on a Sunday morning, at least) includes such things all year anyway, or if this sort of thing is only adopted for when it's serving as Marr-replacement.
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AlexS739 posts since 19 Oct 2016
Central (East) Midlands Today
Surely all politics-based programmes such as Marr don't run during periods of the year when Parliament is in recess?

I'm sure that when Marr was still in the 9am hour slot, it's summer replacement was an NC simulcast hour presented by the likes of Nicholas Owen (or whoever happened to be on shift).

It would include elements such as a newspaper review, making it vaguely Marr-like. Dunno whether a "standard" NC hour (on a Sunday morning, at least) includes such things all year anyway, or if this sort of thing is only adopted for when it's serving as Marr-replacement.

The news paper review is on every Sunday morning. I believe the summer replacement for Marr began with being a special bulletin in a more similar format by Peter Sissons, but yes for many years the summer replacement has been a standard news channel bulletin that for a number of years was presented by Nicholas Owen as part of his scheduled NC shift, more recently the bulletin has been covered by whoever is on the news channel that morning so has gone through stages of Maxine Mawhinney, Gavin Esler and is currently usually Ben Brown.
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Rolling News814 posts since 27 Dec 2015
Central (East) East Midlands Today
Or more to the point could show actual programmes and not just simulcast the News Channel

It’ll be interesting what they do when Marr is off for the summer, show 2 hours of the BBC News Channel simulcast?

Does it go off air for the summer or do other people sometimes present it? I've lost track. There was a period years ago when we had News24 Sunday over the summer.

Wasn’t News 24 Sunday before The Andrew Marr Show? I have a vague memory of it being on in the run up to something new starting.

I seem to remember it ran for about 6-8 weeks in the summer from 2005-2007, presented by Peter Sissons with one of the Breakfast presenters doing the news summaries, similar to the Marr setup.
Cusack28 posts since 6 Mar 2018
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
I watched a couple of Sundays ago and they did the Paper review on the News Channel simulcast and then when Andrew Marr started they did spent another 15 minutes reviewing the papers again. Doesn't make sense.
Move Marr back to 9am and leave it there all the time.
noggin14,442 posts since 26 Jun 2001
I watched a couple of Sundays ago and they did the Paper review on the News Channel simulcast and then when Andrew Marr started they did spent another 15 minutes reviewing the papers again. Doesn't make sense.
Move Marr back to 9am and leave it there all the time.


My guess is that the move of Marr to 1000-1100 is a way of stretching the ratings, and helping with the BBC One Sunday morning channel budget. From memory the News 24 0900-1000 hour gets pretty decent figures, and Marr has carried its audience forward an hour, so they now have a better share across Sunday morning. It also leaves the channel with an hour less of general programmes (which will probably rate lower) to commission and pay for too...
Steve Williams2,781 posts since 1 Aug 2008
Wasn’t News 24 Sunday before The Andrew Marr Show? I have a vague memory of it being on in the run up to something new starting.


Yes, News 24 Sunday was the programme that ran in the summer of 2005 between Breakfast With Frost ending and Sunday AM, as it was initially called, beginning. It was presented by Peter Sissons from the News 24 studio and included interviews and a paper review, certainly more of a programme than just an hour of news. It also ran in the summers of 2006 and 2007 while Andrew Marr was on holiday, but it struck me as a bit odd in that it was simulcast on News 24 but Andrew Marr wasn't, and I didn't know why they didn't just carry on The Andrew Marr Show but presented by Peter Sissons - which is what they then did.

For a few months in 2003 there was also a short-lived politics strand on Saturday mornings on BBC2. This was the result of the same review of the Beeb's political output that saw Westminster Live and On The Record replaced by Daily Politics and The Politics Show, and introduced This Week. One other aspect was an attempt to launch a political programme aimed at younger audiences, so two short-lived series - The Sharp End with Clive Anderson https://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/schedules/bbctwo/england/2003-10-04#at-9.15 and Weekend with Rod Liddle and Kate Silverton https://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/schedules/bbctwo/england/2003-05-10#at-9.00 (I know it seems bizarre that Liddle was considered a draw for young people, but it was a while back) - ran on Saturday mornings on BBC2 that were supposed to be a bit more irreverent. But nobody watched either so that experiment was swiftly dropped.

There was also another ill-advised venture on Saturday mornings in the summer of 2004 called In The Know which was simulcast on BBC1 and News 24 and was a live sports magazine with John Inverdale and Louise Minchin, mixed with the usual News 24 hour, which was a bit of a disaster - https://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/schedules/bbcone/london/2004-06-12#at-9.30