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Brekkie32,574 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
Interesting that what the media/Twitter bubble think people care about....actually they don't. I think a lot of people are just so fed up of doom and gloom that they've lost interest. I didn't watch it - and don't plan to - nor do I plan to watch the election leaders' debates that the media get so excited about. I really would prefer not to vote at all, but unfortunately my conscience won't let me do that. Instead, my decision of who to vote for has been reductive. I've ruled out every party and politician whose policies/personality I don't like and I've ended up with one I feel indifferent about. I've a feeling this scenario will be the norm for a great many people out there, too. Normal people are just fed up.

So true, though actually found this light relief from the usual Brexit/Election news cycle and as the Duke of Yorks has kind of been an irrelevance since he marched 10,000 men up and down the hill it's actually interesting to see him interviewed it be done in a fairly calm manner, unlike most political interviews.

As for the current news agenda - I kind of long for the days when terrorisms and natural disasters dominated the news - it was far less depressing then!
I preferred the internet when it had a sense of humour.
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Jonwo (previously Jonwo87) 778 posts since 20 Sep 2007
The interview certainly trended on Twitter last night and his Pizza Express excuse was still trending this morning. It may have performed even better if it was on BBC1 instead of Casualty.


It would be very unlikely they'd pull Casualty for the interview and it's not exactly BBC One Saturday night fare. I think it's better for Newsnight to have gotten it and done well by BBC Two standards rather be seen as a ratings grab on BBC One.
Brekkie32,574 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
Has a Newsnight special ever aired on BBC1?

It certainly has in the past. I'm not sure if you can persuade bbc.co.uk/programmes to tell you without clicking through month-by-month.

I could understand why pre-News 24 by-election or local election coverage might have been branded a Newsnight special (though AFAIK Dimbleby never hosted Newsnight itself) but the budget in mid-afternoon on BBC1 makes no sense.
I preferred the internet when it had a sense of humour.
VMPhil9,986 posts since 31 Mar 2005
Granada North West Today
Has a Newsnight special ever aired on BBC1?

It certainly has in the past. I'm not sure if you can persuade bbc.co.uk/programmes to tell you without clicking through month-by-month.

I could understand why pre-News 24 by-election or local election coverage might have been branded a Newsnight special (though AFAIK Dimbleby never hosted Newsnight itself) but the budget in mid-afternoon on BBC1 makes no sense.

Would that have been down to it being produced by Current Affairs rather than News?