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Steve in Pudsey9,906 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
I don't think the argument is that NC presenters aren't senior enough, it's that a different team produces the bulletins and the presenter is part of that team, (re)writes the script etc. They can't do that if they are on the air on the News Channel.
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noggin14,282 posts since 26 Jun 2001
I don't think the argument is that NC presenters aren't senior enough, it's that a different team produces the bulletins and the presenter is part of that team, (re)writes the script etc. They can't do that if they are on the air on the News Channel.


Yes - it's important not to merge two issues here :

1. Is a different/second presenter required to present the longer BBC One bulletins (to allow for pre-transmission prep work)?
2. Should that different/second presenter be a 'BBC One' face or can they be a 'BBC News Channel' face?
Moz5,342 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Wales Today
I don't think the argument is that NC presenters aren't senior enough, it's that a different team produces the bulletins and the presenter is part of that team, (re)writes the script etc. They can't do that if they are on the air on the News Channel.


Yes - it's important not to merge two issues here :

1. Is a different/second presenter required to present the longer BBC One bulletins (to allow for pre-transmission prep work)?
2. Should that different/second presenter be a 'BBC One' face or can they be a 'BBC News Channel' face?


There's very little difference most of the time though between what goes out in a regular (non breaking news) half hour on the Channel and a BBC One bulletin. I've never quite understood why they need to prepare for bulletins but not the Channel.
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Markymark6,642 posts since 13 Dec 2004
Meridian (North) South Today
I don't think the argument is that NC presenters aren't senior enough, it's that a different team produces the bulletins and the presenter is part of that team, (re)writes the script etc. They can't do that if they are on the air on the News Channel.


Yes - it's important not to merge two issues here :

1. Is a different/second presenter required to present the longer BBC One bulletins (to allow for pre-transmission prep work)?
2. Should that different/second presenter be a 'BBC One' face or can they be a 'BBC News Channel' face?


There's very little difference most of the time though between what goes out in a regular (non breaking news) half hour on the Channel and a BBC One bulletin. I've never quite understood why they need to prepare for bulletins but not the Channel.


I can only assume the BBC 1 bulletins have more gallery/studio staff working on them, so there's more of/a larger team involved ?
AlexS701 posts since 19 Oct 2016
Central (East) Midlands Today
I don't think the argument is that NC presenters aren't senior enough, it's that a different team produces the bulletins and the presenter is part of that team, (re)writes the script etc. They can't do that if they are on the air on the News Channel.


Yes - it's important not to merge two issues here :

1. Is a different/second presenter required to present the longer BBC One bulletins (to allow for pre-transmission prep work)?
2. Should that different/second presenter be a 'BBC One' face or can they be a 'BBC News Channel' face?

1. The early evening bulletin on a Saturday is ten minutes in length when the schedulers are being generous (often 5) which is no longer than the lunchtime bulletin. The duty NC presenter is off air from 20:30 to 22:00 which should be more than enough time to prepare for what is usually an 18minute bulletin including a 5 minute sports update from Salford that the presenter has nothing to do with.
2. Realistically it could be the breakfast newsreader on radio Sheffield as the weekend bulletins contain very few lives and none with anyone external to the BBC.
m_in_m1,619 posts since 22 Apr 2006
Anglia (East) Look East
I don't think the argument is that NC presenters aren't senior enough, it's that a different team produces the bulletins and the presenter is part of that team, (re)writes the script etc. They can't do that if they are on the air on the News Channel.


Yes - it's important not to merge two issues here :

1. Is a different/second presenter required to present the longer BBC One bulletins (to allow for pre-transmission prep work)?
2. Should that different/second presenter be a 'BBC One' face or can they be a 'BBC News Channel' face?

1. The early evening bulletin on a Saturday is ten minutes in length when the schedulers are being generous (often 5) which is no longer than the lunchtime bulletin. The duty NC presenter is off air from 20:30 to 22:00 which should be more than enough time to prepare for what is usually an 18minute bulletin including a 5 minute sports update from Salford that the presenter has nothing to do with.
2. Realistically it could be the breakfast newsreader on radio Sheffield as the weekend bulletins contain very few lives and none with anyone external to the BBC.

Off air doesn't mean they are still working. Given it's a 90 minute period they aren't on air it could easily be a meal break.
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