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excel991,484 posts since 3 Jan 2009
Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
Perhaps it's that there's just not much in the way of news today!

No shortage of news today. Australia wildfires and US embassy in Baghdad perimeter breached by protesters for 2nd day running for example. If it wasn't for BBC1 trying to fit too much into their schedule tonight, a more usual length bank holiday news bulletin could easily have been filled. Plus even if it had turned out to be a quiet news day, a sports bulletin could have been included.

This must be one of the shortest evening news bulletins ever on BBC One - even shorter than Christmas Day's

Probably, though unlike Christmas Day there was an early evening bulletin (and it was a normal bank holiday duration)
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Worzel4,833 posts since 8 Jan 2008
Anglia (West) Look East (West sub-opt)
Slight change of plan for the late BBC1 Bulletin this evening-Since the Late Bulletin is all of 5 minutes, they are letting Martine do it (instead of Huw who was on earlier.)





Common sense prevails at W1A! Laughing
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Newsroom1,822 posts since 2 Mar 2005
Slight change of plan for the late BBC1 Bulletin this evening-Since the Late Bulletin is all of 5 minutes, they are letting Martine do it (instead of Huw who was on earlier.)





Common sense prevails at W1A! Laughing


Exactly!!! I’m so thrilled for Martine. Not quite sure anyone outside of us geeks would know how fierce this is to be happy for someone.

Perfect end to the day.
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Gallunach179 posts since 17 Apr 2005
This must be one of the shortest evening news bulletins ever on BBC One - even shorter than Christmas Day's - any indications why they've gone so short?

Scheduling.
They’ve squeezed in Mrs Brown, which is very late for a work night, and they’ve also got MOTD on a massive day for the premier league, which they’d probably not want to delay any more than they already are doing

They should really have had the news at 10:30 with MOTD at 10:45 and shown Mrs Brown on a different night

Mrs Brown is contracted for Christmas Day and New Year's Day specials for the BBC, so they have to air it New Year's Day - this will come to an end this year, as 2020 marks the conclusion of Brendan O'Carroll's contract deal with the BBC for the specials.


RTE showed it last night .
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Andrew13,999 posts since 27 Mar 2001
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a short late bulletin, notice there was no weather either, no wonder Huw didn’t stick around.

I don’t know why people are excited that Martine got to do it, I’ve seen longer summaries within The Andrew Marr Show read by all kinds of randoms.

That’s the second time entertainment has caused the BBC News to be sidelined this Christmas.
Rolling News948 posts since 27 Dec 2015
Central (East) East Midlands Today
I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a short late bulletin, notice there was no weather either, no wonder Huw didn’t stick around.

I don’t know why people are excited that Martine got to do it, I’ve seen longer summaries within The Andrew Marr Show read by all kinds of randoms.

That’s the second time entertainment has caused the BBC News to be sidelined this Christmas.

And there's still more shunting around to come as the Ten has been moved to 10.30pm both Thursday and Friday this week even though the festive period is over.
Brekkie33,058 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
If it wasn't for BBC1 trying to fit too much into their schedule tonight, a more usual length bank holiday news bulletin could easily have been filled.

That seems to happen way to often. Both Christmas Day and New Years Day could have dropped a show and aired it on another key night where the schedule seemed much more empty.

Not just at Christmas too - Sundays were packed in the autumn with Attenborough relegated to 6.15 when it usually gets an 8pm slot and the August Bank Holiday weekend saw 4 hours of Sunday night drama crammed in over two nights when had they kept their normal slots the BBC could have effectively saved the cash they spent on War of the Worlds.
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Andrew13,999 posts since 27 Mar 2001
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
If it wasn't for BBC1 trying to fit too much into their schedule tonight, a more usual length bank holiday news bulletin could easily have been filled.

That seems to happen way to often. Both Christmas Day and New Years Day could have dropped a show and aired it on another key night where the schedule seemed much more empty.

Not just at Christmas too - Sundays were packed in the autumn with Attenborough relegated to 6.15 when it usually gets an 8pm slot and the August Bank Holiday weekend saw 4 hours of Sunday night drama crammed in over two nights when had they kept their normal slots the BBC could have effectively saved the cash they spent on War of the Worlds.

Indeed. Friday seemed to have A Question of Sport and HIGNFY as the main shows, and Saturday had Pointless Celebrities (originally a repeat, but due to football the previous week actually wasn’t) at 8:30pm.