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Harry Gration to leave Look North

Split from The Yorkshire and Lincolnshire Thread

JA
JAS84 Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
Quote from the BBC article:
Quote:
"I don't know how Paul Hudson is going to cope without me checking his forecasts. Seriously though, I'll miss my good old mate."
lol. So Paul has the same banter with Harry that he has with Peter Levy then?
SP
Spencer Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
I noticed on tonight’s programme, mention was made that Harry would be pursuing ‘new broadcasting challenges’. So it seems like he’s not retiring completely.
SP
Steve in Pudsey Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
So that's two women replacing veteran male presenters at Spotlight and now Look North. Now while I'm all for positive discrimination, neither of them are on a par with Justin or Harry.

I just hope the BBC in the South don't get any ideas about getting Sally Taylor to "retire"


"replacing" misrepresents the reality somewhat. The two women in question are well established as co-presenters with Justin and Harry rather than replacements being brought in.
Write that down in your copybook now.
LL
London Lite Founding member London London
So that's two women replacing veteran male presenters at Spotlight and now Look North. Now while I'm all for positive discrimination, neither of them are on a par with Justin or Harry.

I just hope the BBC in the South don't get any ideas about getting Sally Taylor to "retire"


"replacing" misrepresents the reality somewhat. The two women in question are well established as co-presenters with Justin and Harry rather than replacements being brought in.


It's still a replacement however as Harry's role is becoming Amy's, even if she's been a regular part-timer in recent years.

I'd debate however that the tone of the bulletin changes when Amy Garcia is solo. Yes, she's capable, but it becomes a completely different style compared to the 40 years of experience that Harry Gration brought to Look North and South Today previously. The friendliness along with the authority that has been a distinctive part of the regional BBC bulletins in that part of Yorkshire will go next week.

I know times have to change, yet those regions who still used experienced older presenters to present their main bulletins are going to become less and less thanks to these cuts as they're the ones they can retire off, even if the presenter still feels capable of working.

Still, there's always Calendar as an alternative for now.
MA
manclad Granada North West Today
RDJ posted:




Did she forget that Look North audiences got Harry before “Harry met Sally”?
AN
Andrew Founding member Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
I noticed on tonight’s programme, mention was made that Harry would be pursuing ‘new broadcasting challenges’. So it seems like he’s not retiring completely.

He’ll probably end up writing a weekly column in the Yorkshire Post of something like that
JC
JCB
I noticed on tonight’s programme, mention was made that Harry would be pursuing ‘new broadcasting challenges’. So it seems like he’s not retiring completely.

He’ll probably end up writing a weekly column in the Yorkshire Post of something like that


His next job could be in cyber. He just doesn't know it yet.
AN
Andrew Founding member Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
He will never get to do that sofa tour that was cancelled back in March

The cancellation was seen as an over reaction at the time, if only they knew what was coming
RD
RDJ Central (West) Midlands Today
Central News South January 9th 1989 - December 3rd 2006
JC
JCB
He will never get to do that sofa tour that was cancelled back in March

The cancellation was seen as an over reaction at the time, if only they knew what was coming


Nothing in 2020 has been reported in such a grave tone as that sofa tour cancelation was!
IS
Inspector Sands
I know there's a limit as to when someone who's taken redundancy can return as staff but I don't know what the rules are about freelance work.

I wouldn't be surprised that, in time, he'll pop up doing the odd cover shift on Radio Leeds
SP
Steve in Pudsey Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
I'm not sure, with the reduced schedule they have no shortage of cover presenters.
Write that down in your copybook now.

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