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

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mizzb603 posts since 5 May 2003
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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.
Markymark7,333 posts since 13 Dec 2004
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 ?
Joe6,563 posts since 9 Oct 2005
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?
Markymark7,333 posts since 13 Dec 2004
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?


Yes
House3,169 posts since 13 Mar 2007
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.
JamesWorldNews8,379 posts since 22 Aug 2004
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.
Bresca70 posts since 23 Jun 2007
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.
jrothwell972,681 posts since 29 Oct 2006
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.
marykate155 posts since 27 Feb 2005
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.
Bresca70 posts since 23 Jun 2007
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.