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Austin Tatious449 posts since 1 Jan 2016
HTV West Points West
If you don't happen to know the exact current name for any of these Westminster-oriented ITV political shows, then they're not exactly easy to find on the ITV website! I'd have thought they'd be prominently linked to via the regional political news pages, but this seems to not be so.

After some effort, I figured out...

Around The House (TT&B)
The* Granada Debate (*some inconsistency as the whether "The" is part of the programme name?)
Central Lobby
Anglia Late Edition
The Last Word (Meridian)
The West Country Debate

...but I have no idea what the Calendar political programme is currently called (seemingly not "Last Orders" anymore?) I also don't know what the London region's political programme has been called at any point in the whole of human history. I assume that the Channel Islands gets the Meridian programme?
I am the one viewer of ITV West News.
dvboy8,249 posts since 11 Jan 2003
Central (West) Midlands Today
According to DigiGuide listings for 16 March:

Anglia: Anglia Late Edition
Border and Tyne Tees: Around The House
Central: Central Lobby
Granada: The Granada Debate
London: The Late Debate
Meridian and Channel: The Last Word
West and Westcountry: The Westcountry Debate
Yorkshire: Last Orders

DigiGuide just has Regional Programmes listed for Wales. STV don't have one; they go to teleshopping after timeshifted UEFA Europa League highlights. UTV repeats Schofield's South African Adventure.
Jez10,701 posts since 7 May 2001
HTV Wales Wales Today
Good to see many of the regional names like Anglia and Granada used in the programme title.

Wales usually do their own thing and have their political show most Monday evenings after the late news. Wales also have their own newsweek programme which airs on Sundays most of the year usually in a late morning/early afternoon slot. A shame other ITV regions don't do this type of show as its not just best bits of the weeks news but they include guests in the studio as well.
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Steve Williams1,862 posts since 1 Aug 2008
Well 00:15 in the morning is my my ideal schedule for these shows.


Well, indeed, as the Radio Times points out, they're not on at 11.15 next week now the news has moved. They're on at 12.15. So if there was any doubt they might consider moving them to a more prominent slot...
AlexS110 posts since 19 Oct 2016
Central (East) Midlands Today
The only positive side to this is a regional programme starting after Midnight. Why can't they use this slot to show other regional programmes and give the regions the opportunity to produce local programmes again?

Positive?
No one is watching TV after midnight (even the News channel gives up at 23:15...) so why waste money on making regional content that no one will watch?
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marshmallow143 posts since 4 Nov 2015
Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
The only positive side to this is a regional programme starting after Midnight. Why can't they use this slot to show other regional programmes and give the regions the opportunity to produce local programmes again?

There's hardly any point of them bothering to make more regional programming if they'd just plonk it in a graveyard slot as you suggest. I can never see ITV making extra local content beyond their PSB requirements in England considering how they put their only regional programme, outside the regional news, in such an awful slot after midnight.
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Ben Shatliff900 posts since 30 Aug 2003
Granada North West Today
The only positive side to this is a regional programme starting after Midnight. Why can't they use this slot to show other regional programmes and give the regions the opportunity to produce local programmes again?

There's hardly any point of them bothering to make more regional programming if they'd just plonk it in a graveyard slot as you suggest. I can never see ITV making extra local content beyond their PSB requirements in England considering how they put their only regional programme, outside the regional news, in such an awful slot after midnight.


I know no-one will watch at that time. I was meaning at least something decent would be on at that time even if we all had to leave it in record.

It is a disgrace to show the programme so late.
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