The Newsroom

Election 2010

Rerun .... (April 2020)

RD
RDJ Recently warned Central (West) Midlands Today
The set looks terrible in the news view. You can barely tell it’s supposed to be the newsroom view and those pixelated screens really is what dates this set.

Otherwise it’s so nice to see Sian Williams at the helm on news duty at the moment. Much missed at the beeb.
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Stuart and Revolution gave kudos
AN
all new Phil Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Agree on the pixelated screen. Would have been better with a nondescript pattern rather than a fuzzy-looking newsroom. The set is huge as it is, there was no need to try and make it look like it had a newsroom behind it too!

The pink was an odd choice too.
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AN
Andrew Founding member Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Bruce Forsyth was nearly always seen to be a conservative in his politics, similar to his friends such as Jimmy Tarbuck, Bob Monkhouses, Eric Morecambe. All very high earners in their business, and not fans of Labour, who wanted to keep the higher rates of income tax on them - under Callaghan it stood at 83% and so you can see why the attraction of the conservative party was very useful to Bruce and his celebrity friends at the time.

But never a political comedian, you never knew his political views, he didnt do political gags, and he was always an entertainer for everyone (unlike these days where if you are a TV star it’s compulsory to let everyone know your political views on social media every day), so why they’d include him in the election coverage is beyond me.
BR
Brekkie Wales Wales Today
Well he had a 50 year career behind him in 2010 so nothing to lose really.
Be nicer and more tolerant to each other. Them's the rules.
SW
Steve Williams
But never a political comedian, you never knew his political views, he didnt do political gags, and he was always an entertainer for everyone (unlike these days where if you are a TV star it’s compulsory to let everyone know your political views on social media every day), so why they’d include him in the election coverage is beyond me.


Because around that time he was saying that he was really interested in politics and he got in the news when he phoned up the Beeb and asked for a tape of a recent PMQs he'd missed. From that led to an appearance on This Week and his incusion on the list of "celebs with an interest in politics" presumably much-studied when they decided to do the business on the boat.
GE
thegeek Founding member London London


The pink was an odd choice too.

Purple, wasn't it? I did see a rehearsal of the 'winner declared' sequence, with a fancy lighting sequence leading to the panels turning red or blue, but of course neither party reached the winning post, so there was no opportunity to use it.
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JA
Jamesypoo Anglia (East) Look East
I did see a rehearsal of the 'winner declared' sequence, with a fancy lighting sequence leading to the panels turning red or blue, but of course neither party reached the winning post, so there was no opportunity to use it.

An effect like that was used at the start of the "Breakfast" section and again when the hung parliament was confirmed by the maths.

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NJ
Neil Jones Founding member Central (West) Midlands Today
But never a political comedian, you never knew his political views, he didnt do political gags, and he was always an entertainer for everyone (unlike these days where if you are a TV star it’s compulsory to let everyone know your political views on social media every day), so why they’d include him in the election coverage is beyond me.


Because around that time he was saying that he was really interested in politics and he got in the news when he phoned up the Beeb and asked for a tape of a recent PMQs he'd missed. From that led to an appearance on This Week and his incusion on the list of "celebs with an interest in politics" presumably much-studied when they decided to do the business on the boat.


I think he did say he never missed an episode of PMQs, even going so far as to record it if he couldn't see it live. Of course these days that's all changed as it goes out on about six different outlets and its on the iPlayer as off-air output from Parliament (which I think is a relatively recent change - IIRC it used to be that the only outlet available on demand for PMQs was the BBC Two programme, but you couldn't catch up from Parliament for some reason)
NE
newsmonkey Granada North West Today


The pink was an odd choice too.

Purple, wasn't it? I did see a rehearsal of the 'winner declared' sequence, with a fancy lighting sequence leading to the panels turning red or blue, but of course neither party reached the winning post, so there was no opportunity to use it.


There was indeed a fancy sequence, and one for hung parliament too - part of the reason Dimbleby stayed on air so long, as he wanted to do the big moment. But the sequence never made it to air properly, because Breakfast wasn't given proper involvement in the rehearsals! Territory fighting and all that...

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