What an amazing tribute for Pam that was. Tony Blair, Ant and Dec, and then Sting popping up were hilarious.
So can I just check something, do Border and Tyne Tees now have fully separate live half hour shows again? Just both broadcast from Gateshead? So would this only go out in Tyne Tees or do they share anchors?
All bulletins are generally* split with separate output for Tyne Tees, and a separate bulletin or programme for Border. Both use the same studio/anchor or newsreader though, so one is always pre recorded, as live shortly before broadcast. For the main 6pm programme, it’s down to the news running order which one is recorded and which one is live. For shorter bulletins, particularly GMB/Lunch, I understand Border is typically always recorded. This is the same system used by the regions where there is sub-opt for East/West, North/South.
For Pam’s last programme, they remained wholly separate shows, the toned down goodbye on Border was recorded, Tyne Tees was live.
*They very occasionally do come together with a pan regional section, most notably during the pandemic when there was a 5pm press conference. So details of that could be carried on both programmes.