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Carrie Gracie BBC24

Carrie Gracie excellent reporter (August 2008)

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nodnirG kraM
Alexia posted:
Yes but who's going to suspect a baby?

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mizzb
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Given the circumstances surrounding Barry George today, I think it's a bit soon to be making jokes like that.

I think Carrie is an excellent reporter, she should definately be made a special correspondent. She does have the specific knowledge for China though, I think she has studied Mandarin after her degree at Oxford.


Good grief a talented newsreader from oxbridge !

I'll wait with interest to see 'er reports just in case Carrie asks a question in Mandarin.
MA
Markymark Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
mizzb posted:

I'll wait with interest to see 'er reports just in case Carrie asks a question in Mandarin.


You obviously missed her on yesterday's news programmes, interviewing and talking to some Chinese orphans ?
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Joe
Markymark posted:
mizzb posted:

I'll wait with interest to see 'er reports just in case Carrie asks a question in Mandarin.

You obviously missed her on yesterday's news programmes, interviewing and talking to some Chinese orphans ?

Was she kind enough to translate it for us English-only folk?
MA
Markymark Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
Jugalug posted:
Markymark posted:
mizzb posted:

I'll wait with interest to see 'er reports just in case Carrie asks a question in Mandarin.

You obviously missed her on yesterday's news programmes, interviewing and talking to some Chinese orphans ?

Was she kind enough to translate it for us English-only folk?


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House Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
Has to be said in my view Carrie is one of the most underused talents the Beeb have. I was so pleased when she got Kate's role because her chemistry with Simon, delivery, rationed humour and integrity is wonderful. In my view one of the only presenters (at present) who distracts me from the doom and gloom that is N6. It would be nice to see her given a shot on Breakfast at some point, preferably during the week, as I reackon she'd be really good. Ten times better than Susanna Reid or Sonia Deol anyway.
JW
JamesWorldNews STV Central World News
I totally disagree, Inmogoth. I feel Carrie is much better suited to specialist reporting and also with rolling news. As you correctly point out, her slot alongside Simon McCoy is excellent, with precisely the right balance of credibility and humour.

I feel she would be wasted on the Breakfast programme, which would rarely provide a conduit for outing her specialty.

I have enjoyed her doing the live anchoring on BBC World yesterday from China.
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Davidjb Founding member Anglia (West) Look East (West sub-opt)
IIRC Carrie was the China Correspondent a few years back.
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Bresca
BBC WORLD posted:
I totally disagree, Inmogoth. I feel Carrie is much better suited to specialist reporting and also with rolling news. As you correctly point out, her slot alongside Simon McCoy is excellent, with precisely the right balance of credibility and humour.

I feel she would be wasted on the Breakfast programme, which would rarely provide a conduit for outing her specialty.

I have enjoyed her doing the live anchoring on BBC World yesterday from China.



I totally agree. I think Carrie, with her background, gives a useful insight into China-related news stories.

As far as rolling news is concerned - as is often mentioned, she works very well alongside Simon McCoy. I also remember her excellent handling of the Beslan siege in 2004, which broke while she was on air with Phil Hayton.
JR
jrothwell97 Meridian (South East) South Today
DaveUK posted:
I have noticed some past remarks in this forum regarding Carrie Gracie as being not the best of TV News Announcers.
No1. She is word perfect, hardly ever falls over her words.
No2. Her accent is clear, pleasant & warm.
No3. Her controlled humour is excellent.
No.4. She appears to be very knowledgeable on varying topics.
No5. She is also one very attractive Lady.
No6. And no, I do not know her and have not met her, mores the pity.


Do the other children tease you at school, throwing paper aeroplanes with "DAVE FANCIES CARRIE" scribbled across the fuselage?

I suspect so. Good day to you.
MA
marykate
doesn't rachel schofield coanchor with simon? i've not seen carrie with him for a while but don't watch it everyday.

carrie is one of the best female presenters - she is far, far, too good for bbc1 breakfast during weekdays or weekends.
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Bresca
marykate posted:
doesn't rachel schofield coanchor with simon? i've not seen carrie with him for a while but don't watch it everyday.

carrie is one of the best female presenters - she is far, far, too good for bbc1 breakfast during weekdays or weekends.


Yes, Rachel has tended to present with Simon Mondays-Wednesdays in recent weeks. Even though Carrie hasn't presented for a few weeks, she seemed to be on just Thursdays and Fridays prior to her departure for China.

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