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Brekkie31,795 posts since 4 Jan 2003 Banned for 1 week
HTV Wales Wales Today
Do wonder if this was a last minute commission to link together the inevitable primetime Politics Live specials which were likely to air as they did in the Spring and early Summer.
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JKDerry1,803 posts since 15 Oct 2016
UTV Newsline
Do wonder if this was a last minute commission to link together the inevitable primetime Politics Live specials which were likely to air as they did in the Spring and early Summer.

I said when the programme was announced that it was rushed into production. The signs are all there. The programme probably would have started during the party conference season, but after the complete balls up that Mr Johnson and his government have achieved over the last week, BBC decided most likely to rush it on air, as this would be a great time for Andrew to get his teeth into and rip to shreds the issues and people.
London Lite10,567 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London
Briefly on Brexitcast, I read today that they're planning to continue to produce the programme from a radio studio rather than use a specific tv studio.

Now don't get me wrong, it's an excellent podcast, one of the BBC's best, but IMHO it's too niche and doesn't really cover other political issues at Westminster in a light hearted style as This Week did.

Andrew Neil's new show goes some way to filling the void left of an accessible politics show, but going by Wednesday's edition is far too vanilla.
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mdtauk6,316 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London
The TWiT Podcast network does well having an Audio first approach, but producing video.

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And until Brexit is settled, Brexit is the only real political situation. The podcast can continue but rename. Beyond Brexitcast
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London Lite10,567 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London


And until Brexit is settled, Brexit is the only real political situation. The podcast can continue but rename. Beyond Brexitcast


There have been other political issues which haven't got anywhere near the coverage Brexit (or even the hurricane) have received this week, such as concerns over funding over domestic violence shelters. But you won't find any coverage if any on mainstream tv as they cover Brexit.
mdtauk6,316 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London


And until Brexit is settled, Brexit is the only real political situation. The podcast can continue but rename. Beyond Brexitcast


There have been other political issues which haven't got anywhere near the coverage Brexit (or even the hurricane) have received this week, such as concerns over funding over domestic violence shelters. But you won't find any coverage if any on mainstream tv as they cover Brexit.

I agree (I can't wait until brexit is no longer a consideration) but its about priorities on the news agenda, and Brexit suffocates everything else.
Rich Tea482 posts since 16 Apr 2017
Anglia (West) Look East
I think the intention is to have studio based interviews, but obviously given the events of yesterday they had to be prerecorded DTL interviews from the Lobby.

Saying that, if the little interview with Laura K on yesterday's programme is anything to go by, the desk format really doesn't work for an interview based programme . Having the interviewee on a desk chair plonked on its own, next to Andrew's desk just looks messy and cheap. A coffee table and sofa would have looked much better.

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This looks more like Kuenssberg is being interviewed for the job of BBC political editor by her potential boss rather than actually doing the job of political editor with her BBC colleague.
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Newsroom1,657 posts since 2 Mar 2005
I think the intention is to have studio based interviews, but obviously given the events of yesterday they had to be prerecorded DTL interviews from the Lobby.

Saying that, if the little interview with Laura K on yesterday's programme is anything to go by, the desk format really doesn't work for an interview based programme . Having the interviewee on a desk chair plonked on its own, next to Andrew's desk just looks messy and cheap. A coffee table and sofa would have looked much better.

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This looks more like Kuenssberg is being interviewed for the job of BBC political editor by her potential boss rather than actually doing the job of political editor with her BBC colleague.


LOL! She is way too far away from the desk. Looks ridiculous.
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griffinuk37 posts since 28 Dec 2018
Central (West) Midlands Today


And until Brexit is settled, Brexit is the only real political situation. The podcast can continue but rename. Beyond Brexitcast


There have been other political issues which haven't got anywhere near the coverage Brexit (or even the hurricane) have received this week, such as concerns over funding over domestic violence shelters. But you won't find any coverage if any on mainstream tv as they cover Brexit.


Don't forget, even once the date that we do/do not leave the EU has finally been resolved, there will still be plenty of "Brexit" coverage to follow.

If we do leave, there then starts the political wrangling over the political declaration, trade deals, and the NI border issue.

If we don't leave, there will be the brexiteer fall out that will hound whoever is in Government at that time and the almost certain "Farage effect".

Brexit is by no means over once the deal/no deal saga comes to a conclusion!!
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