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itsrobert6,624 posts since 23 Mar 2001
Granada North West Today
Prompted by a couple of posts relating to ITN in one of the BBC News threads, I wonder if anyone can remember who ITN sent over to Hong Kong to anchor coverage of the handover ceremony in 1997? I'm drawing a complete blank on it - did they send over multiple newscasters for ITV, C4 etc - or was it a one-off special on ITV?

The other one I vaguely remember is that the Lunchtime News sent a newscaster out to Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast to present coverage of the devolution referendums in 1997. Or have I made that up?
Markymark8,195 posts since 13 Dec 2004
Meridian (North) South Today
Prompted by a couple of posts relating to ITN in one of the BBC News threads, I wonder if anyone can remember who ITN sent over to Hong Kong to anchor coverage of the handover ceremony in 1997? I'm drawing a complete blank on it - did they send over multiple newscasters for ITV, C4 etc - or was it a one-off special on ITV?


ITN/ITV's man was Mark Austin if I recall ?
JamesWorldNews9,106 posts since 22 Aug 2004
STV Central BBC World News
Prompted by a couple of posts relating to ITN in one of the BBC News threads, I wonder if anyone can remember who ITN sent over to Hong Kong to anchor coverage of the handover ceremony in 1997? I'm drawing a complete blank on it - did they send over multiple newscasters for ITV, C4 etc - or was it a one-off special on ITV?


ITN/ITV's man was Mark Austin if I recall ?


Correct.


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Andrew14,511 posts since 27 Mar 2001
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Is there any reason ITV can't get the News at Ten to start at 10pm yet can with its two other main buletins?

Well tonight was either because Millionaire ran a bit long, or the fact the schedule is slightly adrift on Thursdays due to clap for carers.

In general it’s due to advertising minutes. They can squeeze more money out by running the previous ad break at 10:00-10:03 than they do at 9:57-10:00
MatthewF (previously Matt14451) 270 posts since 12 Jul 2019
Central (West) Midlands Today
Apparently Central’s Bob Warman might be filing a report in tonight’s ITV Evening News from Walsall.

https://www.itv.com/news/2020-05-19/the-pride-and-pain-of-walsall-an-ordinary-town-in-extraordinary-times/

Just mentioned at the end but most of the programme about Walsall. Don't normally watch ITV but saw it advertised on Nisa's Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/NisaLocalSpringLaneWalsall/videos/2874291546000512/
Benjamin1 (previously NewbieBen12) 379 posts since 7 Jun 2011
London
Do Ragheh Omar and James Mates still relief present ITV News bulletins? It appears to be Lucrezia or Ranvir during the day times and at weekends West Country’s Kylie Pentelow.

I noticed on TV guides it now bills weekend bulletins as ITV Lunchtime News / ITV Evening News / ITV News. Not sure whether it’s referred to that as such on air.