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BBC NEWS CUTS

Cuts reactivated - P43 onwards

PA
Parker
Luke posted:
It is possible to ‘fight the good fight’ without rocking the boat in the manner that Carrie Gracie and certainly Samira Ahmed did. I would add, however, that both Samira Ahmed and Jeremy Vine were represented by the same agent. Though it would be highly inappropriate and unethical (such as it is) to use the latter’s remuneration as leverage for the former, the agents should shoulder some of the blame. They should be working to maximise their clients’ earnings.


Not obtuse. we just disagree. you need people to rock the boat with any cause. The 'ultimately I think they've lost respect' line is unsubstantiated nonsense.
Just think some people on this forum have an issue with female broadcasters who don't keep their heads down.


I said I failed to see the issue with Brekkie's post - which both articulated and summarised Carrie Gracie's own comments. Moreover, Brekkie recognised that both women had made their point but, in his opinion , they had lost respect. I questioned how it was that you could extrapolate a position ("You've made your point women, now pipe down") from a singular expression of opinion by Brekkie. The qualifier "I think" is important - it elevates the comment from the "unsubstantiated nonsense" to which you refer and makes it an expression of free thought.

I'll put it another way. There is no difference between Brekkie's comment that "ultimately I think they've lost respect" and the comment "Just think some people on this forum have an issue with female broadcasters who don't keep their heads down." Who said that? Oh. You. It's an expression of your free thought.

Best not express an opinion on here - you get hung, drawn and quartered these days for thinking. Very Happy
..."at the first sign of danger my pussy's hairs stand on end" Betty Slocombe 27/05/1975
EL
elmarko Central Reporting Scotland
Sure you do. Cliche Bingo, anyone?

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JW
JamesWorldNews Central World News
Cost cutting review temporarily “on-hold”, according to a statement from Tony Hall.
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CW
Charlie Wells Moderator Anglia (West) Look East (West sub-opt)
Cost cutting review temporarily “on-hold”, according to a statement from Tony Hall.

It'll be interesting to see if any of the temporary measures put in place due to Coronavirus become permanent as a cost-saving reason. For instance I believe several of the BBC radio stations are now sharing a news bulletin, which may be why Jeremy Vine now doesn't commence until after the midday bulletin finishes.
"Listen, we've all got something to bring to this conversation, but from now on what I think you should bring is silence." - Rimmer
HC
Hatton Cross Central (West) Midlands Today
That's correct.
From the 01.00 bully last Friday, Radio Two, Three (some Radio Four) and Radio Five Live all share the same top of the hour news broadcasts.
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KK
KolonelKlink London London
That's correct.
From the 01.00 bully last Friday, Radio Two, Three (some Radio Four) and Radio Five Live all share the same top of the hour news broadcasts.


Not quite right - Radio 2 and Five Live are sharing the same bulletins; Radio 4 is taking a cutdown script of those bulletins which are read by somebody else; same for Radio 3 which has retained its own newsreaders.
SP
Steve in Pudsey Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Radio 4 has a shorter bulletin? Would have expected theirs to be longer tbh
Write that down in your copybook now.
MI
m_in_m Anglia (East) Look East
Radio 4 has a shorter bulletin? Would have expected theirs to be longer tbh

Radio 4 has longer bulletins at points during the day e.g. midday when LW has the shipping forecast and alson news heavy programmes e.g. Today, World at One, PM and The World Tonight. Radio 2 bulletins are not consistent in duration.

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LO
Londoner London London
All BBC regional TV news programmes to go single-headed
https://radiotoday.co.uk/2020/07/bbc-local-radio-to-cut-139-jobs-in-england/

(How many double-headers are there these days? not so many)
623058 posted:
boogy men new stuff is coming to get us
CM
cmthwtv West Country (East) Points West
All BBC regional TV news programmes to go single-headed
https://radiotoday.co.uk/2020/07/bbc-local-radio-to-cut-139-jobs-in-england/

(How many double-headers are there these days? not so many)


Interesting. What they’ve done here (Points West) is one did Mon, Tue and alternate Wed and the other did alternate Wed, Thurs and Fri. So they could get away with not being rid of some presenters.
CW
Charlie Wells Moderator Anglia (West) Look East (West sub-opt)
From BBC media centre:
Quote:
BBC sets out plans to transform its local services
The BBC has set out plans to transform its local services in England as it seeks to serve audiences better, respond to lessons learnt during the COVID-19 crisis and make savings to tackle its financial challenges.

BBC England, home of the BBC’s local radio stations and regional TV news, will undergo a significant reinvention.

Full article: https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2020/bbc-sets-out-plans-to-transform-local-services

Naturally the media centre article has a certain amount of PR spin to it, though the final paragraph picks up on the changes already mentioned...
Quote:
Elsewhere changes introduced in March at the start of the COVID-19 restrictions will continue. The 6:30pm bulletins on BBC One will have one presenter, so the bulletins are consistent across England and in line with the rest of BBC News. In Local Radio, the simplified schedule introduced in March will be made permanent – meaning each station will have three daytime shows and these shows will have one presenter.

I'm not surprised the local radio schedule changes are being kept, though would have thought it might benefit from one additional programme to create shorter shifts of 7-10am,10am-1pm, 1-4pm, 4-7pm.
"Listen, we've all got something to bring to this conversation, but from now on what I think you should bring is silence." - Rimmer
WH
what West Country (East) Points West
I’ve always thought it was a bit of an anomaly that they mostly eliminated double-headers on national programming, but left them on regional news.

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