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dosxuk4,573 posts since 22 Oct 2005
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Possibly as a rehearsal for doing the General Election from Elstree for the first time next year?


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Look who's back ! We're dusting off the touch screen for May 22nd. And Swindon has just fallen into NoC #2014elex


I think his point was they could have chosen to "upsize" this election coverage, in order to ensure everything works fine for the GE next year.
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Steve Williams3,179 posts since 1 Aug 2008
I think his point was they could have chosen to "upsize" this election coverage, in order to ensure everything works fine for the GE next year.


Yes, this would be a bit like when I think ITV did their only ever proper networked local election coverage in 1996, seemingly as a try-out for the following year's General Election, as it was the first time they used Jonathan Dimbleby.
Critique3,228 posts since 9 Aug 2009
Anglia (East) Look East
So, the Euros/Local Elections are on Thursday, and from a pres view it appears that the BBC are using almost the exact same set as they used for the General Election in 2010, which is interesting as usually this coverage is much more low key, and I believe previously came from N9! I think someone has mentioned that this is in preparation for the elections next year, which will be the first to not come from TVC in a number of years!






What are the other broadcasters doing?
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excel991,537 posts since 3 Jan 2009
Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
The only other UK channel with dedicated results programmes for the local and European results is Sky. ITV have a 30 minute late news on Sunday night for the European election results, same as 2009, according to TV Choice though some online listings show it as a 20 minute bulletin

The elections mean there are full length national BBC News bulletins on Bank Holiday Monday at 1815 and 2205, plus an edition of Newsnight on BBC2. ITV have a normal lunchtime news scheduled. (Channel 4 News at Five News at 5 also air as normal, but they often do on bank holidays IIRC)

EDIT - From flicking through the RTE tv listings UTV have a 40 minute election special on Saturday teatime and a 45 minute UTV Live on Monday. BBC2 Northern Ireland have various election specials across the weekend. In the Republic RTE and TG4 have various special election programmes
Last edited by excel99 on 20 May 2014 7:58pm
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