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Neil Jones5,562 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
What would happen to BBC Parliament? I would presume they would fill up their schedules with coverage of other parliaments and maybe simulcasts of C-SPAN?


Pretty much what they do during the summer break, I'd have thought - repeats of events gone by and the occasional C-Span simulcast.

While BBC Parliament's need is to carry coverage from the two houses, it does not cease to exist just because Parliament gets suspended. Indeed it goes off and covers the conference season for a start and other things.
tesandco1,022 posts since 28 Sep 2001
Granada North West Today
For those interested on how BBC World News were covering things earlier, they were dropping in and out of the domestic feed quite a bit earlier. Although the news was already breaking by then, World still continued airing the scheduled repeat of Hardtalk at 9.30, before dropping out of it to join into the end of the 9am news 15 minutes later.

They dropped back briefly to the GMT studio for the TOTH at 10am, before rejoining a simulcast of Victoria Derbyshire for only the first 15 minutes. Always fun seeing VD cope during instances like this. They do try very hard to cover the breaking news (and to be fair stuck with it entirely during the first 15 minute simulcast part from what I saw). But then they still have to jump away in a very awkward manner to get in their pre-planned pieces as they've promoted them so much in advance. World continued as normal from 10.15 onwards (which personally I think BBC News could have benefitted from simulcasting the other way for those who wanted the continued coverage, leaving BBC Two to just run with Victoria Derbyshire). Both channels seemed to join up again at 11am.
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Newsroom1,745 posts since 2 Mar 2005
I'm sure the BBC's senior political team are packing their bags, cutting their holidays short and are heading back to London.

Laura Kuenssberg tweeting 'That’s the end of the summer then...'
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JamesWorldNews8,287 posts since 22 Aug 2004
STV Central BBC World News
I'm sure the BBC's senior political team are packing their bags, cutting their holidays short and are heading back to London.

Laura Kuenssberg tweeting 'That’s the end of the summer then...'


You are probably correct, Newsroom.

Given the slightly different constitutional implications of this action, it would be interesting if the main anchors anchored from Balmoral for a change, and give College Green a well-earned 'breather'.............

.........a slightly different angle than the norm!
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AJB3963 posts since 10 Aug 2019
I'm sure the BBC's senior political team are packing their bags, cutting their holidays short and are heading back to London.

Laura Kuenssberg tweeting 'That’s the end of the summer then...'


Yep. I don’t think Laura was due back until next week. This brought an abrupt end to her summer holidays.
Last edited by AJB39 on 28 August 2019 1:58pm