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RN
Rolling News Central (East) East Midlands Today
Makes me laugh how the channels remain separate later into the evening at weekends than weekdays.

Don't forget this is still a temporary measure which they're slowly coming out of. I'm sure by September something more permanent will be sorted (although of course, this is the BBC, where the C doesn't exactly stand for Common sense!).
CM
cmthwtv West Country (East) Points West
Makes me laugh how the channels remain separate later into the evening at weekends than weekdays.

Don't forget this is still a temporary measure which they're slowly coming out of. I'm sure by September something more permanent will be sorted (although of course, this is the BBC, where the C doesn't exactly stand for Common sense!).


There are still many questions to be answered - will the film review remain filmed in someone's bedroom? Will we loose all the branding that most of it has lasted less than a few years? Will simulcasts continue to the extent they currently do?

It's worth also pointing out that many presenters will be working less hours than is on their contract - and assuming this isnt going to change - are the beeb going to have to renegotiate contracts? In today's Times exclusive - I think I read Huw is still paid for both the Five and the Ten.

You're right in saying about September though, where we do know things are returning it seems to be in the first/second week of September.
SW
Steve Williams
rob posted:
Ore Oduba. Can't believe I missed him.


Jessica Ennis, goodnight.


I'm afraid that wasn't Ore Oduba.
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JF
JF World News West Country (East) Points West
Makes me laugh how the channels remain separate later into the evening at weekends than weekdays.

Don't forget this is still a temporary measure which they're slowly coming out of. I'm sure by September something more permanent will be sorted (although of course, this is the BBC, where the C doesn't exactly stand for Common sense!).


Also normal simulcast on weekday's are 19:00-20:00 & 21:00-22:00 so its the hour in-between
NE
News96 Look North (Yorkshire)
We are defintally in the holiday season, Lewis Vaughan Jones on NC & Lucy Grey on World

And Celia Hatton is also back on air today on World.
NE
Newsroom Banned from this forum
Goodness, who isn’t loving the return of Tim Willcox back on the NC? He’s the ultimate professional and breaking news pro!

I can’t help but speculate he was shunted off to world following his personal affairs. I won’t state them here. Google has the answers.
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RD
RDJ Central (West) Midlands Today

I can’t help but speculate he was shunted off to world following his personal affairs. I won’t state them here. Google has the answers.


That’s old news. That happened seven years ago. The only development is that he’s married someone else and the tabloids decided to drag back that old story.

That won’t be related as to why he’s reappeared on the NC. I hasten to think the most likely reason is current circumstances requiring more presenters available on the NC.
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NE
Newsroom Banned from this forum
RDJ posted:

I can’t help but speculate he was shunted off to world following his personal affairs. I won’t state them here. Google has the answers.


That’s old news. That happened seven years ago. The only development is that he’s married someone else and the tabloids decided to drag back that old story.

That won’t be related as to why he’s reappeared on the NC. I hasten to think the most likely reason is current circumstances requiring more presenters available on the NC.


I agree in part as I usually do with you RN, but there is no reasonable reason why a presenter who presented double shifts and who was a very familiar face to domestic viewers just vanised? It also happened when a certain female vanished from the NC, only to turn up years later in LA.
BB
bbc247 London London
Goodness, who isn’t loving the return of Tim Willcox back on the NC? He’s the ultimate professional and breaking news pro!

I can’t help but speculate he was shunted off to world following his personal affairs. I won’t state them here. Google has the answers.

Brilliant presenter and it's been great seeing him back again. Wish they'd send him on location a bit more again though. He really excels there. Been really great at doing the Papers as well - hope we continue to see more of him going forward

I think they started using him less after the whole Charlie Hebdo incident.
RN
Rolling News Central (East) East Midlands Today
RDJ posted:

I can’t help but speculate he was shunted off to world following his personal affairs. I won’t state them here. Google has the answers.


That’s old news. That happened seven years ago. The only development is that he’s married someone else and the tabloids decided to drag back that old story.

That won’t be related as to why he’s reappeared on the NC. I hasten to think the most likely reason is current circumstances requiring more presenters available on the NC.


I agree in part as I usually do with you RN, but there is no reasonable reason why a presenter who presented double shifts and who was a very familiar face to domestic viewers just vanised? It also happened when a certain female vanished from the NC, only to turn up years later in LA.

He vanished after the cuts in mid 2015, and that's when the certain female also started to appear less. But even in the couple of years before that (from about when they moved to BH in 2013) he was appearing less and less, and that personal thing happened in late 2012.

Could all be entirely innocent though, maybe it was down to Rota changes or Tim wanting to work less hours.
JW
JamesWorldNews Central World News
I don’t think he worked less hours at all. He was always on World News across practically all output and every strand apart from Focus on Africa.

He was the primary fill-in for GMT, Global.

I guess he may have been absent from Channel, but not entirely from World.

As you mention, he also did a significant amount of on-location work as well.

I would say that it was only from the beginning of 2019 he seemed to be on-air less even on World News.

Like other senior presenters (Philippa Thomas, David Eades), Tim would also do one weekend shift per month.
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CM
cmthwtv West Country (East) Points West
Expanding on my posts from earlier in the week... here is the general comparison of news channel shifts from Jan-March and May-now.

January 2020 - March 2020:

9-10 BBC News at Nine - Carrie (Mon & Fri) Annita (Tue-Fri)
10-11 Victoria Derbyshire - Victoria (Mon-Thurs) Joanna (Fri)
11-13 BBC Newsroom Live - Joanna (Tue-Thurs) Carrie (Mon & Fri)
13-14 BBC News at One - Ben/Reeta/Jane (most frequent) Sophie/Simon (infrequent)
14-17 Afternoon Live - Simon (Mon-Thurs) Martine (Fri)
17-18 BBC News at Five - Huw (Mon-Wed) Jane (Fri)
Ben (main cover for Huw / most Thursdays) Carrie/Reeta/Clibe (cover)
18-18:30 BBC News at Six - Fiona (Mon) George (Tue-Thurs) Sophie (Fri)
Clive/Reeta cover
18:30-00:00 - Whoever
22-22:25 BBC News at Ten - Huw (Mon-Wed) Sophie (Thurs) Clive or Reeta (Fri)

May(ish) - now:

9-11 Victoria (Mon-Wed) & Annita (Thurs & Fri) - Carrie cover
11-13 Joanna (Mon-Wed) & Martine (Thurs) & Geeta (Fri) - Carrie cover
13-16 Simon (Mon & Tues / alt Wed) & Jane (alt Wed / Thurs & Fri) - Reeta cover
16-19 Ben (Mon & Tues) Reeta (Wed & Thurs) Martine (Fri) - Clive cover
Six: Fiona (Mon) Sophie/George (Tue-Thurs) Clive (Fri)
Ten: Huw (Mon-Wed) Sophie (Thurs) Clive (Fri)

So we have gone from 9 different slots to 6. Things are cleaner now at least. A few "demotions" from nationals however.

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