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RK
Rkolsen
Thank God they clarified the date or I would never have been able to sleep tonight not knowing whether they'd be appearing tomorrow or some other Sunday. Also so so useful to know the programme finishes at 10:00 am and not pm.


And Marr looks a bit like Putin in that photo!

Great now I see it.
TM
TMD_24
Looks like we are getting a TV statement (Or press conference but the tabloids don't like that term for whatever reason) to the nation tomorrow as well as a statement in Parliament.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/13265156/boris-johnson-christmas-covid-tough-tiers/

Quote:
The PM will address Parliament with his post-lockdown and Christmas plans tomorrow, before giving a televised address to the public.
Last edited by TMD_24 on 22 November 2020 10:25pm
JO
Jonwo
Let's hope Panorama doesn't fall off the air like it did on Monday!
BR
Brekkie
Although from reports the actual details will be confirmed at a later date.
AN
Andrew Founding member
Looks like we are getting a TV statement to the nation tomorrow as well as a statement in Parliament.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/13265156/boris-johnson-christmas-covid-tough-tiers/

Quote:
The PM will address Parliament with his post-lockdown and Christmas plans tomorrow, before giving a televised address to the public.

The tabloids refer to every time the PM appears at a daily press conference as a ‘televised address’ though to raise the drama and the clicks, so it may be one of those, unless confirmed elsewhere.
NJ
Neil Jones Founding member
Looks like we are getting a TV statement to the nation tomorrow as well as a statement in Parliament.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/13265156/boris-johnson-christmas-covid-tough-tiers/

Quote:
The PM will address Parliament with his post-lockdown and Christmas plans tomorrow, before giving a televised address to the public.

The tabloids refer to every time the PM appears at a daily press conference as a ‘televised address’ though to raise the drama and the clicks, so it may be one of those, unless confirmed elsewhere.


"televised address" so people can "take to Twitter to complain about the colour of Boris's tie", which seems to imply they aren't paying attention if they have time to condense their half-arsed musings into 140 characters or whatever it is these days.

I know people like to pass comment on every little thing on TV (and life in general) but do they seriously "take to Twitter"? Wouldn't they already be on Twitter? Can you take to something you're already on?
MA
Meridian AM
PM Speech and Press conference at 7pm
JA
JAS84
Jonwo posted:
Let's hope Panorama doesn't fall off the air like it did on Monday!
Confused And that's relevant how exactly? The episode on tonight is an hour long about the family of a man who joined ISIS. Neither it nor last week's have anything to do with COVID.
JK
JKDerry
PM Speech and Press conference at 7pm

I am concerned about these press conferences. Scheduling them in prime time of course to get maximum viewers, but they should be scheduled for the news hour of 6pm. That would be the perfect for everyone needing the news and advice - and saving prime time schedules for programmes which viewers want to enjoy without Covid on their mind.
MA
Markymark
PM Speech and Press conference at 7pm

I am concerned about these press conferences. Scheduling them in prime time of course to get maximum viewers, but they should be scheduled for the news hour of 6pm. That would be the perfect for everyone needing the news and advice - and saving prime time schedules for programmes which viewers want to enjoy without Covid on their mind.


I don't think any scheduling 'convenience' for the viewer is that much of a consideration in the middle of an international health (and economic) crisis ?

It will be quite easy, even for a Freeview 'Lite' viewer without a PVR, to avoid any Covid related news this evening. I also find the TV's 'off' switch quite useful
SO
Soupnzi
I would usually suggest it shows a bit of arrogance on the government’s part. And even though you’re guaranteed a captive early evening audience, it’s a bit of an own goal as you lose a key part of the electorate to the soaps (lots of the ‘C2DE’ folk who wouldn’t necessarily pick up the details elsewhere etc).

However, a lot of the reason for the 7pm start today is that Johnson has to speak in the Commons at 3.30pm.
AN
Andrew Founding member
PM Speech and Press conference at 7pm

I am concerned about these press conferences. Scheduling them in prime time of course to get maximum viewers, but they should be scheduled for the news hour of 6pm. That would be the perfect for everyone needing the news and advice - and saving prime time schedules for programmes which viewers want to enjoy without Covid on their mind.

That would be the absolute worst time, as it would clash with the news!

Those C2DE folk mentioned above will find out the info and the appropriate spin on the info from their mates on facebook!

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