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Josh
They can take our freedom but they can't take away Quizzy Monday!
It looks like someone's bleached the Minions.
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Emily Moore Granada North West Today
He'll be announcing, by all accounts, a return to schools which is far more significant than just going for a picnic. However, I don't see why (but then again I often miss the point) even if it was to be just for a picnic announcement, a Prime Minister could not choose to request a ministerial broadcast for that if they wanted. It is however a significant moment: a routemap, starting to come out of a lockdown we've been in for months, it's not just the announcement of a single small thing. As part of my point-missing, I don't see why people should be going for picnics, even if it is to be that they can. The whole thought of people being able to do so fills me with dread to be honest.


A lot of this stuff seems to be getting pre-announced on radio news bulletins today - I drove to the shops earlier and the local station carrying Sky News Radio was announcing the reopening date for schools as if it was official and had been announced, which rather reduces the need to have a Prime Ministerial statement on the subject this evening. I wonder if these outlets have been briefed, or if they're just taking an educated guess based on the newspapers of the past few days.

No comment on your aversion to picnics - it has nothing to do with TV news or coverage.
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Markymark Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today

A lot of this stuff seems to be getting pre-announced on radio news bulletins today - I drove to the shops earlier and the local station carrying Sky News Radio was announcing the reopening date for schools as if it was official and had been announced, which rather reduces the need to have a Prime Ministerial statement on the subject this evening. I wonder if these outlets have been briefed, or if they're just taking an educated guess based on the newspapers of the past few days.

No comment on your aversion to picnics - it has nothing to do with TV news or coverage.


Shuan Ley on BBC News channel last night, started reading out the details stating they had been embargoed until that moment (22:30hrs)
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Emily Moore Granada North West Today

A lot of this stuff seems to be getting pre-announced on radio news bulletins today - I drove to the shops earlier and the local station carrying Sky News Radio was announcing the reopening date for schools as if it was official and had been announced, which rather reduces the need to have a Prime Ministerial statement on the subject this evening. I wonder if these outlets have been briefed, or if they're just taking an educated guess based on the newspapers of the past few days.

No comment on your aversion to picnics - it has nothing to do with TV news or coverage.


Shuan Ley on BBC News channel last night, started reading out the details stating they had been embargoed until that moment (22:30hrs)


This means we're effectively going to have the same story dominating the news cycle for several days. Sunday's news was full of it because they leaked it all to the Sunday papers, Monday's news is full of "tonight Boris will announce" and Tuesday's news will be full of "last night Boris announced". They're not daft.
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Andrew Founding member Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Sorry but the BBC made a hash of that, they were bombarding us with side information, whilst the PM was speaking, when Boris was announcing stage 1 they were telling us info on stage 3. When he moved to stage 2 they were telling us about Wales and Scotland. Too much information all at once that was hard to follow.
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Markymark Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today

A lot of this stuff seems to be getting pre-announced on radio news bulletins today - I drove to the shops earlier and the local station carrying Sky News Radio was announcing the reopening date for schools as if it was official and had been announced, which rather reduces the need to have a Prime Ministerial statement on the subject this evening. I wonder if these outlets have been briefed, or if they're just taking an educated guess based on the newspapers of the past few days.

No comment on your aversion to picnics - it has nothing to do with TV news or coverage.


Shuan Ley on BBC News channel last night, started reading out the details stating they had been embargoed until that moment (22:30hrs)


This means we're effectively going to have the same story dominating the news cycle for several days. Sunday's news was full of it because they leaked it all to the Sunday papers, Monday's news is full of "tonight Boris will announce" and Tuesday's news will be full of "last night Boris announced". They're not daft.


Of course not. It's the way TV is now. Just like the lifestyle shows. They spend the first 5 mins telling you what is going to happen, then recaps of what has happened, and what is still to happen every 5 to 10 mins through the show. So much airtime to fill with such little content I suppose.

I can usually get through a 1 hour scheduled show in about 30 mins thanks to miracle of the PVR
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Neil Jones Founding member Central (West) Midlands Today

Shuan Ley on BBC News channel last night, started reading out the details stating they had been embargoed until that moment (22:30hrs)


This means we're effectively going to have the same story dominating the news cycle for several days. Sunday's news was full of it because they leaked it all to the Sunday papers, Monday's news is full of "tonight Boris will announce" and Tuesday's news will be full of "last night Boris announced". They're not daft.


Of course not. It's the way TV is now. Just like the lifestyle shows. They spend the first 5 mins telling you what is going to happen, then recaps of what has happened, and what is still to happen every 5 to 10 mins through the show. So much airtime to fill with such little content I suppose.

I can usually get through a 1 hour scheduled show in about 30 mins thanks to miracle of the PVR


Cut all the fluff out and you can get it down to 15 minutes. Or maybe 5 if you're really ruthless Wink
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AJB39



"Panorama" is been dropped but "The One Show" is moving to BBC Two at 7pm.
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VMPhil Granada North West Today

This means we're effectively going to have the same story dominating the news cycle for several days. Sunday's news was full of it because they leaked it all to the Sunday papers, Monday's news is full of "tonight Boris will announce" and Tuesday's news will be full of "last night Boris announced". They're not daft.


Of course not. It's the way TV is now. Just like the lifestyle shows. They spend the first 5 mins telling you what is going to happen, then recaps of what has happened, and what is still to happen every 5 to 10 mins through the show. So much airtime to fill with such little content I suppose.

I can usually get through a 1 hour scheduled show in about 30 mins thanks to miracle of the PVR


Cut all the fluff out and you can get it down to 15 minutes. Or maybe 5 if you're really ruthless Wink

You joke but I used to find myself doing this with The Gadget Show. Originally, I just skipped the competition. Then I started skipping other bits. When I found myself watching it on fast forward for most of the programme, I realised it was time to cancel the series link.
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Jonwo
I wouldn’t be surprised if Panorama had been chosen to be dropped as it’s about fly tipping so it can be shown at any time.
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Cardiffian Wales Wales Today
As predicted, a Wales Today special is in the BBC 1 Wales schedule tonight at 7:45pm, no doubt to tell viewers in Wales to ignore everything that's just been announced by the PM as it only applies to Covid lockdown easing in England.

Nothing showing in the iPlayer schedules for Scotland and NI at the moment.
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CallumF Central Reporting Scotland
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