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Split from BBC News: Presenters, correspondent & rotas

CM
cmthwtv West Country (East) Points West
Ed Stourton - ‘too sombre’
Anna Ford - ‘too snooty’
Peter Sissons - ‘too old-fashioned’

From this HIGNFY clip.


"Huw the little welsh man"

Didn't I read somewhere that they gave him a spruce up before he started the Six?

They must have. He looked younger and dapper in 1999 than he did in 1994.


And now he looks more dapper than he did in 1999 Wink
RN
Rolling News Central (East) East Midlands Today

"Huw the little welsh man"

Didn't I read somewhere that they gave him a spruce up before he started the Six?

They must have. He looked younger and dapper in 1999 than he did in 1994.


And now he looks more dapper than he did in 1999 Wink

Indeed he does!
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VM
VMPhil Granada North West Today
DrewF posted:

It's great to have these clips so close to the end of the virtual era, it's only a shame there aren't any from the very last day on 9th May (to my knowledge)

There is a clip from 9th May here: https://cleanfeed.thetvroom.com/562/archives/bbc-news-virtual-era-ends/
MA
Markymark Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
...... that City Hospital music just took me straight back to 1999 -


That's just the way it is...
welshkid and JamesWorldNews gave kudos
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m_in_m Anglia (East) Look East
When the virtual ETA moved to N6 did the angle the newsreader was positioned at in the wide shot change?
CM
cmthwtv West Country (East) Points West
The focus groups may have liked Huw in 99, but TV Forum were going to be rid of him and replace him with George in 04 Wink

https://tvforum.uk/thenewsroom/rid-huw-george-alagiah-10pm-news-13724
SP
Steve in Pudsey Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
On the subject of the wall in N3 being taken down to give a view into the newsroom, is this the reverse angle from the newsroom into the studio?
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SW
Steve Williams
Didn't I read somewhere that they gave him a spruce up before he started the Six?


Well, there was a story in the papers at the time that because he was now the face of the news they'd given him a stylist and so on, but presumably that is quite common. I remember reading an interview with Tom Baker at the time where he'd clearly just been reading about it and spent the start of the interview complaining about how ridiculous it was to obsess about newsreader's haircuts.
WW
WW Update
According to News is People by Craig Allen, which is mostly about local TV news in the U.S., the BBC brought in American consultants to help them launch the 1999 relaunch:

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CM
cmthwtv West Country (East) Points West
I wonder if anybody would be able to help me, but I read elsewhere that when Fiona was first moved to the 10 with Huw she also did Sunday. Did she present the evening/lunchtime news as well or was it just the Ten? And when did this end?
RN
Rolling News Central (East) East Midlands Today
I wonder if anybody would be able to help me, but I read elsewhere that when Fiona was first moved to the 10 with Huw she also did Sunday. Did she present the evening/lunchtime news as well or was it just the Ten? And when did this end?

Fiona started doing the Ten on Sundays from launch in 2000, alternating with Darren Jordon and others. She did also do the evening bulletin (which was always at 7:35pm for some weird reason) but I don't think she did the lunchtime. That might have been Moira's role who also read the news during Breakfast with Frost. Fiona continued to do Sunday's until 2007ish when after Mishal Husain took over doing them and Fiona joined the Antiques Roadshow.
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JW
JamesWorldNews STV Central World News
^ It’s hard to believe that Mishal has been doing Sundays for 13 years!! Where has time gone......
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