Seeing Julia Somerville over on the BBC News thread reminded me of the short-lived “over 50’s” campaign, which I believe was instigated following the departure of Moira from television news bulletins and the various (right or wrong) ageist allegations surrounding it.
Julia Somerville, Fiona Armstrong and Carole Walker were publicly announced as a host of “older faces” to appear on BBC News to redress the balance. (Zeinab Badawi was the other, but she never actually appeared on the Channel).
Has this practice been all but forgotten now? Perhaps the equal pay row has taken greater precedence these days.
Zeinab did present on the News Channel but only one shift. I remember vividly.
Formerly News Room
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