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BBC Parliament - Election 1992

(April 2017)

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JO
Josh
msim posted:
Been interesting dipping in and out of the coverage today. Looking forward to watching the 1997 election coverage, which I presume will be repeated in a month or so?


Yes, it's been confirmed a repeat in May.

I wonder if this will go ahead now?

The snap election is in June.
RO
rob Founding member
msim posted:
Been interesting dipping in and out of the coverage today. Looking forward to watching the 1997 election coverage, which I presume will be repeated in a month or so?


Yes, it's been confirmed a repeat in May.

I wonder if this will go ahead now?


Is there any reason why it shouldn't?
MF
MatthewFirth
There is 2 sides of the argument. One side says it should be cancelled to allow coverage of this very short election campaign take centre stage. The other side says that we might as well take a break from the current election and go back in time.....

Which side do you agree with?
SP
Steve in Pudsey
Not quite so simple. Once an election has been called and campaigning formally starts, then Purdah and section 6 of the OFCOM Broadcasting Code come into play. I suspect that there could be due impartiality issues with showing an election rerun in this period.
TROGGLES, rob and Brekkie gave kudos
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A former member
Its possible if it was broadcast on the Monday 1st May two days before dissuasion of parliament?
HC
Hatton Cross
Not quite so simple. Once an election has been called and campaigning formally starts, then Purdah and section 6 of the OFCOM Broadcasting Code come into play. I suspect that there could be due impartiality issues with showing an election rerun in this period.


Although ..
..we are in purdah right now with the local council elections on the 4th May.
And the amount of viewers of BBC Parliament who on seeing a landslide Labour victory on a replay from 1997 then vote the same way on June 8th is minimal to say the least to cause due impartially nightmare issues for Ofcom.
RO
rob Founding member
Just been announced that it won't be shown.



AN
Andrew Founding member
Not quite so simple. Once an election has been called and campaigning formally starts, then Purdah and section 6 of the OFCOM Broadcasting Code come into play. I suspect that there could be due impartiality issues with showing an election rerun in this period.


Although ..
..we are in purdah right now with the local council elections on the 4th May.
And the amount of viewers of BBC Parliament who on seeing a landslide Labour victory on a replay from 1997 then vote the same way on June 8th is minimal to say the least to cause due impartially nightmare issues for Ofcom.

The size of the audience is of no consequence when it comes to Ofcom rules.

Ofcom broadcast bulletins are full of reports about obscure channels nobody has even heard of, that have been impartial, or given undue prominence to something, or have used the F word repeatedly at 8am.
DV
dvboy
Its possible if it was broadcast on the Monday 1st May two days before dissuasion of parliament?

Official start of the campaign is 27 April.
MA
Markymark
dvboy posted:

Official start of the campaign is 27 April.


Thank you, now, where did I put my passport........?
IN
Interceptor
rob posted:
Just been announced that it won't be shown.




That's a shame. Is there any chance it'll be shown after the election?
DV
dvboy
I suspect you might have to wait until August bank holiday.

I wonder if they might pull Election 92 off iPlayer (it was put on for 12 months).

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