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Brexit Day/Night coverage

Coverage on 31 January 2020 (January 2020)

SL
Shaun Linden Anglia (West) Look East (West sub-opt)
I think it's a given there will be special coverage on BBC One and ITV given its a momentous moment.

Downing St has announced that the PM will be making a speech that night.
NT
Night Thoughts London London
The moment of going in wasn't marked at all on BBC1 or BBC2, according to Genome, but on Radio 4, there was a special programme from London, Brussels, Paris and Hamburg. It lasted 10 minutes. Perhaps today's BBC could learn from this approach....
https://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/3b2a9cbfea2046ea81a8875037b3355d

Shame Brucie's no longer with us, he could see us out. "Nice to have seen you, to have seen you..."
https://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/ca6448aac84b4a49b218f37b35547c55

There was a Question Time-type programme on BBC1 on New Year's Day 1973 with Britain's two new European commissioners. Which has just reminded me that Question Time the night before Friday 31st is going to be the worst edition ever made, isn't it?
https://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/7da0eda553a54d47bc2921e48a636b0d
AS
Asa Admin Meridian (South East) South East Today
I’ve deleted some posts and given out a one week ban. How many more times? This is not the place to air your views on Brexit.
Find an outlet somewhere else if you’re struggling.
JF
JF World News West Country (East) Points West
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:
Quote:
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.


Katty Kay & Christian Fraser start their programme at 19:00 on BBC Four and BBC News, though not called Beyond 100 Days
PA
Parker
It will be interesting to see if any of the programmes have a substantial audience or if everyone has had enough and goes to bed Smile
..."at the first sign of danger my pussy's hairs stand on end" Betty Slocombe 27/05/1975
JW
JamesWorldNews Central World News
I’ll be watching “Brexit with Rylan”. There’s no competition.
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ST
Stuart West Country (West) Spotlight
I notice that (as usual) some broadcasters can't be bothered updating the copyright date. Brexitcast was still showing 2019 (MMXIX) during the repeat on the NC this afternoon.
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LS
Lou Scannon West Country (East) Points West
It will be interesting to see if any of the programmes have a substantial audience or if everyone has had enough and goes to bed Smile


I assume that only the absolute most vehement Leavers will want to watch what will inevitably be just a load of inane waffle. And maybe not even most of them.

And considering how those of us who are Remainers feel about the situation itself, the idea of watching coverage of the moment is about as appealing as poo-on-toast.

The Last Leg strikes me as the most appealing of the options on offer, in preference to anything of a "news special" nature. But I suspect that Brexit fatigue (whichever side you're on) means even that may struggle for an audience.
Ben Shatliff and Parker gave kudos
NJ
Neil Jones Founding member Central (West) Midlands Today
I notice that (as usual) some broadcasters can't be bothered updating the copyright date. Brexitcast was still showing 2019 (MMXIX) during the repeat on the NC this afternoon.


Some stuff that went out over the Christmas period were showing 2020 dates on their endcaps, which seemed to imply they're literally back from the future at that point in time. Though the more likely explanation is the schedule was changed.
PE
peterh Central (East) East Midlands Today
Will there be special graphics countdowns reactions from around the world .how about idents and announcements are going to be 150% non partisan and straight and legal
PE
peterh Central (East) East Midlands Today
But you could say why bother with any specials or special presentation at all its just a normal day but the tv coverage appeases all and Adam hills loses his beard
WO
Worzel Anglia (West) Look East (West sub-opt)
Here's how the evening shapes up on the BBC News channel:

19:00 - Brexit Day: BBC News Special
As the United Kingdom prepares to leave the European Union, Katty Kay, Christian Fraser and Ros Atkins lead a special live programme from London and Brussels.

22:00 - Leaving the EU - Part 2: BBC News Special
Live coverage as the United Kingdom leaves the European Union, presented by Sophie Raworth, with reports and analysis from the BBC News team across the UK and around the world. (Simulcast on BBC One but with a different schedule entry).

22:40 - The UK Leaves the EU: BBC News Special
Live coverage as the United Kingdom leaves the European Union, presented by Sophie Raworth, with reports and analysis from the BBC News team across the UK and around the world. (Simulcast on BBC One - rejoins after the regional news opts).

23:15-00:30 - The UK Leaves the EU: BBC News Special
With the United Kingdom having left the European Union, BBC News teams across the world report on the day's events, and the implications of this historic moment.
Last edited by Worzel on 19 January 2020 11:57pm - 3 times in total

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