« Topics
123
davidhorman1,890 posts since 8 Mar 2005
Channel Channel Islands
Just found this clip of a rehearsal wherein Simon McCoy wonders why Carrie Gracie is being paid so much to move to Beijing!



I'm sure there's one of him being startled by something (possibly his own image appearing on the monitor) under his desk somewhere.
3
London Lite, I am not from UK and bilky asko gave kudos
Rolling News332 posts since 27 Dec 2015
Central (East) East Midlands Today
Remember he slipped into the presenting role with ease, replacing Philip Hayton who quit after he could no longer work with Kate Silverton. I seem to remember he joined News 24 from Sky as some form of senior reporter?

No he joined the BBC as a fill in presenter on Breakfast, BBC News 24 and BBC One Weekend bulletins, occasionally presenting on location for News 24. Then about a year later he was then given the regular morning gig with Silverton when Hayton left.
NicB1971157 posts since 25 Oct 2015
Central (West) Midlands Today
I forgot about Philip Hayton leaving because of Kate Silverton. I don't think he was really suited to that style of presenting where you have to interact with your co-presenter. He was a straight news reader and I'm surprised he lasted so long considering they shamefully axed Moira Stuart. I miss her - she has such a dirty laugh.

EDIT: I've just found this https://tvforum.uk/thenewsroom/philip-hayton-quits-17836/
Last edited by NicB1971 on 23 January 2018 5:38pm
flexiblefriend26 posts since 8 Jan 2018 Banned for 1 week
Central (West) Midlands Today
I forgot about Philip Hayton leaving because of Kate Silverton. I don't think he was really suited to that style of presenting where you have to interact with your co-presenter. He was a straight news reader and I'm surprised he lasted so long considering they shamefully axed Moira Stuart. I miss her - she has such a dirty laugh.

EDIT: I've just found this https://tvforum.uk/thenewsroom/philip-hayton-quits-17836/

Yes, it's interesting that the majority of the 'old school' fixed bulletin style presenters seemed to struggle with the who 24 hour, breaking news get up. I guess though that's fair enough, it's a fairly big jump to make and a whole change in style.

Of course, plenty have gone on to make the transition successfully but, I agree, Moira would be marvellous on the News Channel these days. Shove over Victoria, let's have Moira Live!
itsrobert6,080 posts since 23 Mar 2001
Granada North West Today
Phil Hayton coped brilliantly with his presenting stints on BBC World and News 24 on Saturday afternoons. This was because he was the sole presenter during those broadcasts. As soon as he gave up his World shifts in favour of News 24 weekday mornings, he became rather stilted and stuffy. You're right, he just didn't do well with a co-presenter unfortunately.
1
NicB1971 gave kudos
62305821,647 posts since 19 Aug 2005
STV Central Reporting Scotland
Phil Hayton coped brilliantly with his presenting stints on BBC World and News 24 on Saturday afternoons. This was because he was the sole presenter during those broadcasts. As soon as he gave up his World shifts in favour of News 24 weekday mornings, he became rather stilted and stuffy. You're right, he just didn't do well with a co-presenter unfortunately.


Yet he worked on the Six and Nine O'clock news he could do co-presenting.
Is the next post dreaded?
cityprod1,712 posts since 3 Oct 2005
Westcountry Spotlight
Phil Hayton coped brilliantly with his presenting stints on BBC World and News 24 on Saturday afternoons. This was because he was the sole presenter during those broadcasts. As soon as he gave up his World shifts in favour of News 24 weekday mornings, he became rather stilted and stuffy. You're right, he just didn't do well with a co-presenter unfortunately.


Yet he worked on the Six and Nine O'clock news he could do co-presenting.


That wasn't really co-presenting in the same vein. Yes, you were alongside another newsreader, but there wasn't the degree of co-operation required in those half hour shows, that there is in a 3 or 4 hour shift on a news channel.

Also, News 24 even then was a little less formal than the 6 & 9 were.
3
DE88, NicB1971 and itsrobert gave kudos