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Andrew13,355 posts since 27 Mar 2001
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
The regional bulletins have returned to Breakfast this morning. Today must be classed as more of a 'normal' weekday than yesterday.

No, as explained yesterday, there were no regional bulletins because MOTD was on BBC One, they would have been on otherwise, as they were on Christmas Eve and as they will be on New Years Eve. Why we have to do all this peak internet pedantry business I don’t know.
Whataday9,608 posts since 13 Sep 2001
HTV Wales Wales Today
It is not a normal weekday.


It is a normal weekday.
Only if you work in retail, hospitality, the emergency services, or something similar that still works in the holidays.


"Only(!)" Those three industries are hardly insignificant but banks, post offices and many other offices are also back to normal. This period is more akin to half term than a bank holiday.
CraigWills78 posts since 2 Aug 2017
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)

It is a normal weekday.
Only if you work in retail, hospitality, the emergency services, or something similar that still works in the holidays.


"Only(!)" Those three industries are hardly insignificant but banks, post offices and many other offices are also back to normal. This period is more akin to half term than a bank holiday.


‘Only’ is the wrong term obviously there’s exceptions but JAS84 is correct to an extent as there’s many people who are off between Xmas and New Year, lots of offices, council buildings, factories etc who’d be open during half term are closed on the days inbetween Christmas & New Year.
Having said that, Breakfast finishing at 7:50 and having no regional bulletins is a mistake when as you have pointed out; some are back to work (calls centres, retail) considering GMB was on til 8:30 with its usual regional 3 bulletins.
Andrew13,355 posts since 27 Mar 2001
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
The whole of the media is based around people doing normal jobs 9-5 Monday to Friday. Some of you lot must get outraged when the weather forecast mentions how nice it will be on the bank holiday, or when you listen to the radio on a Friday and they go on about how they are counting down to the weekend, when some people are in fact working at this times.

There are millions fewer people working this week than during a half term.
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Steve in Pudsey9,632 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Technicality when BBC ONE closes the channel output is managed by and takes as filler the BBC News Channel until 0600 daily, On Christmas Day, although Breakfast is still run it's managed by the News Channel and effectively used by BBC ONE as filler until the start of other programming.


Point of pedantry: Did Breakfast include the BBC News ticker on BBC One on Christmas Day?
Write that down in your copybook now.
Hatton Cross3,098 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Central (West) Midlands Today
No. On either BBC One or News Channel.

Whilst I'm in the Breakfast thread..

Is there any logical editorial decision why before the first regional opt-out at 6.25 they trail a feature coming up at 8.50?

Never fully understood or worked out why, given the amount of viewers watching the 6.00-6.30 segment and who haven't long switched off and gone by 8.45am must total in the high tens..
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London Lite10,003 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London
Technicality when BBC ONE closes the channel output is managed by and takes as filler the BBC News Channel until 0600 daily, On Christmas Day, although Breakfast is still run it's managed by the News Channel and effectively used by BBC ONE as filler until the start of other programming.


Point of pedantry: Did Breakfast include the BBC News ticker on BBC One on Christmas Day?


It didn't. Same policy as with Victoria Derbyshire on BBC Two.
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Steve in Pudsey9,632 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Technicality when BBC ONE closes the channel output is managed by and takes as filler the BBC News Channel until 0600 daily, On Christmas Day, although Breakfast is still run it's managed by the News Channel and effectively used by BBC ONE as filler until the start of other programming.


Point of pedantry: Did Breakfast include the BBC News ticker on BBC One on Christmas Day?


It didn't. Same policy as with Victoria Derbyshire on BBC Two.

So on that basis, BBC One pres did switch from the News Channel output (as the overnight filler) to the Salford studio for Breakfast, regardless of whether they did a formal junction into it?
Write that down in your copybook now.
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