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Inspector Sands12,725 posts since 25 Aug 2004

A few decades ago the broadcasters would have had 'bouncers' to 'deal' with these people. Even in the 90s at an OB I witnessed a floor manager pick some irritating idiot up, and dump him the other side of a barrier.

Yep, when I worked in news they'd often employ some security for some lives from a company called Showsec.
FraserGJ42 posts since 18 Mar 2005
HTV Wales Wales Today
PM on Sophy Ridge tommrow - yesterday it was reported Number 10 were talking with Andrew Mar's production team about her appearing on Marr but that doesn't seem likely now.


Corbyn too! Sky has bagged them both tomorrow.

The PM will probably be at Sky News. Jeremy will be LIVE from his living room.


Looking forward to seeing this interview although I'm expecting the PM to repeat the same sort of remarks as she gave in the press conference earlier this week.

Sky seem very excited about it though, the interview tomorrow has been "Breaking News" on the ticker since lunchtime... Couldn't they have a coloured section on the regular ticker for this sort of non-Breaking News which appears more regularly in between the regular news stories?
Joseph Bloggs3 posts since 20 Jan 2018 new member
Anglia (West) Look East (West sub-opt)

Sky seem very excited about it though, the interview tomorrow has been "Breaking News" on the ticker since lunchtime... Couldn't they have a coloured section on the regular ticker for this sort of non-Breaking News which appears more regularly in between the regular news stories?


I think the term 'Breaking News' became meaningless on Sky News many years ago, due to overuse.
There was a time when a 'breaking news' strap would make me stop what I was doing and pay attention, now I just ignore it.
Square Eyes7,584 posts since 31 Mar 2001
Dominic Raab, Shami Chakrabati & Nicola Sturgeon on Marr.

If you want to sell your Brexit deal why hide away on Sky?
Last edited by Square Eyes on 17 November 2018 8:08pm
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FraserGJ42 posts since 18 Mar 2005
HTV Wales Wales Today
When something is still breaking news 12 hours after it happened... it's hardly breaking any more is it?


I'd argue it wasn't ever 'breaking' - if it's anything it should be a "News Alert"

The Pledge is on now and there is a "Make Debates Happen" strap onscreen throughout now too. I'd say that less is more for this sort of thing - having it plugged constantly surely erodes the effectiveness of any campaign?

I recall this many years ago with a "Press Red for Active" strap (or something similar) - it's presence was maddening after the first week!
AlexS528 posts since 19 Oct 2016
Central (East) Midlands Today
Dominic Raab, Shami Chakrabati & Nicola Sturgeon on Marr.

If you want to sell your Brexit deal why hide away on Sky?

Probably because she knows she'd get a very public grilling by Marr on BBC One! Better to hide away on Sky News where most people won't see her.

Surely it'd be better for her to have the whole interview to be seen than a few choice moments where she messes up.