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Worzel4,868 posts since 8 Jan 2008
Anglia (West) Look East (West sub-opt)
Thought this warranted it's own thread. The broadcasters are beginning to update their schedules for Brexit night on 31 January.

BBC One will be simulcasting a BBC News special with Huw Edwards from 10pm-11:15pm, replacing the BBC News at Ten.

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Leaving the EU: BBC News Special
Live coverage of the moment the United Kingdom leaves the European Union, presented by Huw Edwards with reports and analysis from the BBC News team across the UK and around the world.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000dv5s

Does anyone know if ITV have any plans?
Last edited by Worzel on 31 January 2020 8:31am - 2 times in total
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Square Eyes7,832 posts since 31 Mar 2001
ITV News at 10 is 10pm- 11.25pm.

Tom Bradby is joined by special guests in the studio, and ITV News presenters and correspondents around the country, for the countdown to the historic moment the UK leaves the European Union. Tonight's event comes after three extensions and three-and-a-half years following the referendum on the issue of continued membership. Plus, the day's other national and international headlines.
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Neil Jones5,971 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
Not entirely sure why it's deemed worthy of a "News Special" in all honesty.

Nothing changes at 11pm, all that happens is we officially "do" Brexit but thanks to the transition period, it's still "in" the EU in all but name. At whatever point it is in 2021 when transition ends is probably going to be more interesting from a presentation point of view, because that's when a No Deal becomes a real possibility - not at the end of this month.

I would not be surprised if these presentations are nothing but an hour of filler waffle and a shot of Big Ben at 11pm and then more filler waffle for the next 15/25 minutes. Or am I missing something?
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thegeek5,239 posts since 1 Jan 2002
London London
Worzel posted:

BBC One will be simulcasting a BBC News special with Huw Edwards from 10pm-11:15pm, replacing the BBC News at Ten.

Quote:
Leaving the EU: BBC News Special
Live coverage of the moment the United Kingdom leaves the European Union, presented by Huw Edwards with reports and analysis from the BBC News team across the UK and around the world.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000dv5s

Curiously the description has changed already, and the presenter is now listed as Sophie Raworth.

There are also two versions of the schedule currently online - Hull & CI show part 1 as 2200-2225, with the following:
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With only an hour till the United Kingdom leaves the European Union, Katty Kay, Christian Fraser and Ros Atkins present live coverage from London and Brussels
. Part 2 follows at 2235 after the regional news.
Markymark7,575 posts since 13 Dec 2004
Meridian (North) South Today
Not entirely sure why it's deemed worthy of a "News Special" in all honesty.

Nothing changes at 11pm, all that happens is we officially "do" Brexit but thanks to the transition period, it's still "in" the EU in all but name. At whatever point it is in 2021 when transition ends is probably going to be more interesting from a presentation point of view, because that's when a No Deal becomes a real possibility - not at the end of this month.

I would not be surprised if these presentations are nothing but an hour of filler waffle and a shot of Big Ben at 11pm and then more filler waffle for the next 15/25 minutes. Or am I missing something?


I don't think so no, but the Beeb just can't resist filling airtime with a dual channel simulcast of pointless lives, regurgitating stuff we've already seen, in this case centered at a deserted renovation building site in Westminster
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chris4,296 posts since 6 Jul 2005
Granada North West Today
Not entirely sure why it's deemed worthy of a "News Special" in all honesty.

Nothing changes at 11pm, all that happens is we officially "do" Brexit but thanks to the transition period, it's still "in" the EU in all but name. At whatever point it is in 2021 when transition ends is probably going to be more interesting from a presentation point of view, because that's when a No Deal becomes a real possibility - not at the end of this month.

I would not be surprised if these presentations are nothing but an hour of filler waffle and a shot of Big Ben at 11pm and then more filler waffle for the next 15/25 minutes. Or am I missing something?


Yes but it’s a very symbolic moment. We will have left and there’s no turning back.
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