My idea would be: 1x30 Mins Local politics.
ITV would never have a weekly politics show, its a bit of a push to get a monthly one!
They say Never say never. If Ofcom stated that ITV had to produce a weekly Political show (though knowing Ofcom's record...), they would have to. I personally feel a weekly 1/2 hour Pan-Regional Political/Current Affairs show (running 40 weeks a year as per ITV's Border proposal) should be the very least the English regions should expect alongside their News service...though being realistic I also think it is the most English regions can expect.
It's A nice idea but to be honest I think the only regions that would take a politics programme would be STV, UTV and Wales.
Cookery...far too many of those already IMHO
I'm wondering if ITV/Ofcom would come to a compromise - a hour long National programme with a 20 minute Pan-Regional opt-out similar to the BBC's Sunday Politics programme. Could see that potentially working, with Regional Current Affairs matters covered by the Evening Regional News programmes (this could be the Pan-Regional part of the 30 minute programme as per my previous amendment of ITV's proposal).
Last edited by Rijowhi on 10 April 2013 10:58pm
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