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JF
JF World News West Country (East) Points West
Why did Martine not present the bulletin on bbc one tonight since she was in the studio at 10 and Rita at 10:07.

Martine is on the news channel shift, Reeta also did the early evening bulletin so probably refined the script


I am sure this has been said several times but given how experienced Martine is I see no reason why the Saturday late bulletin is not done by who is on the News Channel.

Then again if lunchtime can be done by the duty NC presenter then all of them can be throughout the weekend.

I had the NC on at 10pm and with BBC1 running late it felt rather disjointed for Martine to go through some stories throw to a bit of a filler report and then after a small countdown straight to Reeta at 7 minutes past for Martine to reappear after the bulletin.


Or why not simulcast with world, on weekends the 10pm bulletin is about 7 minutes
CM
cmthwtv West Country (East) Points West
Martine is on the news channel shift, Reeta also did the early evening bulletin so probably refined the script


I am sure this has been said several times but given how experienced Martine is I see no reason why the Saturday late bulletin is not done by who is on the News Channel.

Then again if lunchtime can be done by the duty NC presenter then all of them can be throughout the weekend.

I had the NC on at 10pm and with BBC1 running late it felt rather disjointed for Martine to go through some stories throw to a bit of a filler report and then after a small countdown straight to Reeta at 7 minutes past for Martine to reappear after the bulletin.


Or why not simulcast with world, on weekends the 10pm bulletin is about 7 minutes


(7 x 2) + 2, in fact. Sunday's is often anything between 20 and 25 minutes...
JF
JF World News West Country (East) Points West

I am sure this has been said several times but given how experienced Martine is I see no reason why the Saturday late bulletin is not done by who is on the News Channel.

Then again if lunchtime can be done by the duty NC presenter then all of them can be throughout the weekend.

I had the NC on at 10pm and with BBC1 running late it felt rather disjointed for Martine to go through some stories throw to a bit of a filler report and then after a small countdown straight to Reeta at 7 minutes past for Martine to reappear after the bulletin.


Or why not simulcast with world, on weekends the 10pm bulletin is about 7 minutes


(7 x 2) + 2, in fact. Sunday's is often anything between 20 and 25 minutes...


I was referring to the 10pm bulletin on World, to fill the 7 minutes between 10pm and 10:10
Last edited by JF World News on 13 September 2020 11:13am
BF
BFGArmy Channel Channel Islands
Why did Martine not present the bulletin on bbc one tonight since she was in the studio at 10 and Rita at 10:07.

Martine is on the news channel shift, Reeta also did the early evening bulletin so probably refined the script


I am sure this has been said several times but given how experienced Martine is I see no reason why the Saturday late bulletin is not done by who is on the News Channel.

Then again if lunchtime can be done by the duty NC presenter then all of them can be throughout the weekend.

I had the NC on at 10pm and with BBC1 running late it felt rather disjointed for Martine to go through some stories throw to a bit of a filler report and then after a small countdown straight to Reeta at 7 minutes past for Martine to reappear after the bulletin.


Indeed I hear people on here talk about the bulletin presenter would be working on the script etc but as an average viewer the content/delivery of the weekend teatime and evening BBcC1 bulletins seems little different to what’s been on the News Channel during the day. And the weekend bulletin role probably requires less preparation than a weekday one as a good chunk of weekend bulletins is handled by the sport presenter. And the handover to the sports presenter is hardly something that requires hours of rewrites.

I too somewhat doubt that having the resident News Channel anchor presenting on BBC1 at weekends rather than bringing in another presenter would cause the bulletin to fall apart. Or that viewers would recoil if it’s say Martine Croxall presenting on BBC One instead of say Reeta, Clive or Kate. And given back half hours often have canned programmes at weekends and the duty presenter is off-air 8.30-10 at weekends there’s surely enough preparation time.
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LE
lesmauresfr Meridian (South East) South East Today
Why did Martine not present the bulletin on bbc one tonight since she was in the studio at 10 and Rita at 10:07.

Martine is on the news channel shift, Reeta also did the early evening bulletin so probably refined the script


I am sure this has been said several times but given how experienced Martine is I see no reason why the Saturday late bulletin is not done by who is on the News Channel.

Then again if lunchtime can be done by the duty NC presenter then all of them can be throughout the weekend.

I had the NC on at 10pm and with BBC1 running late it felt rather disjointed for Martine to go through some stories throw to a bit of a filler report and then after a small countdown straight to Reeta at 7 minutes past for Martine to reappear after the bulletin.

But can you imagine the likes of Lukwesta or Maryam or Tim Willcox doing a BBC One programme on Saturday and Sunday eves?
AS
AlexS Central (East) Midlands Today
Martine is on the news channel shift, Reeta also did the early evening bulletin so probably refined the script


I am sure this has been said several times but given how experienced Martine is I see no reason why the Saturday late bulletin is not done by who is on the News Channel.

Then again if lunchtime can be done by the duty NC presenter then all of them can be throughout the weekend.

I had the NC on at 10pm and with BBC1 running late it felt rather disjointed for Martine to go through some stories throw to a bit of a filler report and then after a small countdown straight to Reeta at 7 minutes past for Martine to reappear after the bulletin.

But can you imagine the likes of Lukwesta or Maryam or Tim Willcox doing a BBC One programme on Saturday and Sunday eves?

Tim Willcox has done the weekend evening bulletins in years gone by so yes I could imagine him doing it, but I take your point on Maryam or Lukwesa. That being said if the evening shift was to include the BBC One bulletin it is likely that the evenings would be the shift handled by the more senior people to work on the NC at the weekend (so would likely be a mix of Martine, Ben Brown, Reeta Chakrabarti, Tim and Shaun Ley).
LE
lesmauresfr Meridian (South East) South East Today
AlexS posted:

I am sure this has been said several times but given how experienced Martine is I see no reason why the Saturday late bulletin is not done by who is on the News Channel.

Then again if lunchtime can be done by the duty NC presenter then all of them can be throughout the weekend.

I had the NC on at 10pm and with BBC1 running late it felt rather disjointed for Martine to go through some stories throw to a bit of a filler report and then after a small countdown straight to Reeta at 7 minutes past for Martine to reappear after the bulletin.

But can you imagine the likes of Lukwesta or Maryam or Tim Willcox doing a BBC One programme on Saturday and Sunday eves?

Tim Willcox has done the weekend evening bulletins in years gone by so yes I could imagine him doing it, but I take your point on Maryam or Lukwesa. That being said if the evening shift was to include the BBC One bulletin it is likely that the evenings would be the shift handled by the more senior people to work on the NC at the weekend (so would likely be a mix of Martine, Ben Brown, Reeta Chakrabarti, Tim and Shaun Ley).

So true. I see it the same way as if someone like Time/Martine etc did the 10 during the week. Tricky subject.
AN
Andrew Founding member Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
If they were going to do any of this, starting with Saturday’s might be a good bet, as the bulletins tend to be short and fairly run of the mill, and often get thrown all over the schedule, particularly the teatime one.

Sunday’s bulletins are longer and tend to be more meaty, particularly the Sunday Ten, so I can’t imagine and obscure News Channel presenter hosting that
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AS
AlexS Central (East) Midlands Today
If they were going to do any of this, starting with Saturday’s might be a good bet, as the bulletins tend to be short and fairly run of the mill, and often get thrown all over the schedule, particularly the teatime one.

Sunday’s bulletins are longer and tend to be more meaty, particularly the Sunday Ten, so I can’t imagine and obscure News Channel presenter hosting that

If anything starting with Sunday's may be easier because (in normal times) Sunday evenings are Martine 9 times out of 10 whereas Saturdays are just about anyone with no regular pattern.
LE
lesmauresfr Meridian (South East) South East Today
AlexS posted:
If they were going to do any of this, starting with Saturday’s might be a good bet, as the bulletins tend to be short and fairly run of the mill, and often get thrown all over the schedule, particularly the teatime one.

Sunday’s bulletins are longer and tend to be more meaty, particularly the Sunday Ten, so I can’t imagine and obscure News Channel presenter hosting that

If anything starting with Sunday's may be easier because (in normal times) Sunday evenings are Martine 9 times out of 10 whereas Saturdays are just about anyone with no regular pattern.

I will always be a campaigner to get Martine on to BBC One more.
MF
Matthew_Fieldhouse Central (West) Midlands Today
AlexS posted:
If they were going to do any of this, starting with Saturday’s might be a good bet, as the bulletins tend to be short and fairly run of the mill, and often get thrown all over the schedule, particularly the teatime one.

Sunday’s bulletins are longer and tend to be more meaty, particularly the Sunday Ten, so I can’t imagine and obscure News Channel presenter hosting that

If anything starting with Sunday's may be easier because (in normal times) Sunday evenings are Martine 9 times out of 10 whereas Saturdays are just about anyone with no regular pattern.

Not really, Martine didn't do any Sundays in August
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AS
AlexS Central (East) Midlands Today
AlexS posted:
If they were going to do any of this, starting with Saturday’s might be a good bet, as the bulletins tend to be short and fairly run of the mill, and often get thrown all over the schedule, particularly the teatime one.

Sunday’s bulletins are longer and tend to be more meaty, particularly the Sunday Ten, so I can’t imagine and obscure News Channel presenter hosting that

If anything starting with Sunday's may be easier because (in normal times) Sunday evenings are Martine 9 times out of 10 whereas Saturdays are just about anyone with no regular pattern.

Not really, Martine didn't do any Sundays in August

As the post clearly states I was referring to normal times, as in not the current schedule with everyone working shortened weeks and considerably less slots to fill.

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