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Newsroom1,624 posts since 2 Mar 2005

'The gaping hole' was never filled or replaced. That newsroom set/desk served as the summaries production desk during the week, there were up to 4 working Basys terminals to right of the presenter. Hence why the summaries opening shot was so tight and never showed the other producers.

I wish I could remember where I saw it but there is footage of this somewhere - a behind the scenes wide shot of the studio with computers plonked on the desk and someone sitting right next to the newsreader


Yes. I know it exists, I just can’t find it. Personally I was 16 and on work experience there and saw it for myself.
Formerly News Room
Blake Connolly1,737 posts since 21 Apr 2001
London London
If I remember right, what was supposed to be the last ever mid-afternoon bulletin didn't happen because the newsreader got lost on the way to the studio.

this thread from the archives seems to suggest the last scheduled 3pm bulletin was on 28 April 2008, and went out as planned. It does sound like the sort of thing that might have happened though - perhaps on another timeslot?


Would've been late December 2012 (as someone mentioned, tied in with the end of CBBC on BBC One).

Odd find, that, though from 2008 - according to Genome the bulletin was only off for about three weeks apparently just so they could fit an Aussie drama and Nick Knowles doc in the daytime schedule!
BBCME75 posts since 26 Jul 2001
STV Central Reporting Scotland
Weren't they initially to provide an on-the-hour bulletin across both channels?
BBC One hourly from 9am-1pm. Then, BBC Two 2pm-4pm (3:50). Then back to BBC One for Newsround at 5pm and 6 O'Clock News.

As already mentioned, in the early 90's BBC Two bulletins were cut back. Then from mid-90s BBC One bulletins were gradually cut.

Not a bad idea at the time.
JKDerry1,588 posts since 15 Oct 2016
UTV Newsline
In Ireland now daytime news summaries are gone from RTE 1. RTE News now air their first news bulletin of the day on RTE 1 at 1.00pm. They used to have short news summaries around 10.00am and 11.00am, and even in the late 1990s they started with short summaries at 7.00am - 2019, they are gone.

Their news channel RTE News Now is really bad in the mornings, they just air a webcam stream of RTE Radio 1's Morning Ireland from 7.00am until 9.00am, with News Now the only place where morning news updates air at 10.00am and 11.00am.