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Rolling News652 posts since 27 Dec 2015
Central (East) East Midlands Today
Carrie Gracie presenting Afternoon Live today.

Plenty of banter before the weather with Darren Bett when they were playing "Guess the Weather Presenter". Must be the first time she's been able to have chemistry with anyone on screen since she returned to the NC, since output is now entirely single headed.
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timbouk36 posts since 7 Jul 2005
Really don’t understand the obsession on this forum regarding newsreader banter on the news channel.

If anything I wouldn’t dare attempt any ‘banter’ with Carrie Gracie!
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BFGArmy313 posts since 15 Jan 2018
London London
Really don’t understand the obsession on this forum regarding newsreader banter on the news channel.

If anything I wouldn’t dare attempt any ‘banter’ with Carrie Gracie!


I can understand it as some light-hearted moments do help to break up the monotony a bit that can occur on a news channel.
That said TVF can go overboard at times - I remember some used to treat the Sopel and Maitlis days as their ‘chuckle hour’ than a news broadcast
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JamesWorldNews7,801 posts since 22 Aug 2004
STV Central BBC World
Ah yes. Maitlis Monday! I remember the time Babita Sharma punched Soapy in the arm. Twice. Rather unbecoming of a news broadcast. When is banter not banter and where is the invisible line that is or isn't to be crossed.

In fact, a newsreader on BBC World News said the word "fart" in banter last week. I was aghast! (Or ah-gassed........).

That was banter, by the way.
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itsrobert6,266 posts since 23 Mar 2001
Granada North West Today

In fact, a newsreader on BBC World News said the word "fart" in banter last week. I was aghast! (Or ah-gassed........).

That was banter, by the way.

Good grief! Messrs Pillai, Dennis, Gowing, Navaratnam, Hayton, Cole, Brancher, McNaught, Jessel, Doucet and Finighan would never have stooped so low! What has become of BBC World?!
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BFGArmy313 posts since 15 Jan 2018
London London
Ah yes. Maitlis Monday! I remember the time Babita Sharma punched Soapy in the arm. Twice. Rather unbecoming of a news broadcast. When is banter not banter and where is the invisible line that is or isn't to be crossed.

In fact, a newsreader on BBC World News said the word "fart" in banter last week. I was aghast! (Or ah-gassed........).

That was banter, by the way.


There was that occassion too where Sopel and Maitlis were in such stitches of laughter that they struggled to make it through the BOTH headlines.
And the occassion too where Maryam Moshiri clearly wasn’t up for any small talk.
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Woodpecker418 posts since 19 Jan 2018
Central (West) Midlands Today
Samira Ahmed is anchoring the Victoria Derbyshire Show tomorrow.

I wonder what Newswatch viewers will say... Wink

So another Victoria stand in to add to the list. Joanna Gosling, Chloe Tilley, Tina Daheley, Jane Hill, Julian Worricker, Norman Smith, Matthew Price, Naga Munchetty, Riz Lateef, Reeta Chakrabarti, Martine Croxall, Matt Barbet. Is there any more?


Perhaps it ought to be renamed 'The Polyfilla Programme'...