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London Lite11,283 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London


Just flicking through, some regions have one type of lower-third, Yorks. & Lincs. had another, South West had another, whilst some had none.


The lower thirds have always been a problem with Inside Out due to the kit being used across the regions, so no cohesion.
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South Today2,778 posts since 10 Feb 2003
Polly Evans has departed BBC South East after 14 years. Such a shame no on screen farewell. BBC South East Today is a good programme but I can't understand why they don't realise their presenters are a vital part of their communities and mean a lot to viewers.
London Lite11,283 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London
Polly Evans has departed BBC South East after 14 years. Such a shame no on screen farewell. BBC South East Today is a good programme but I can't understand why they don't realise their presenters are a vital part of their communities and mean a lot to viewers.


What goes around, comes around. Rob and Polly replaced Geoff Clark and Beverley Thompson and if I recall, Geoff took the BBC to an industrial tribunal.

Polly's departure seemed to be gradual, moved off the sofa to the newsroom, then returned briefly as a correspondent before departing for a non-industry job.

The inconsistency in the lead roles is frustrating, sometimes it's Rob and Natalie Graham, Rob and Ellie Crisell, Rob and Lynda Hardy, Rob and freelancer Marcella Whittingdale and Rob or Natalie on their own. It's only the SET cleaner that needs to do the anchoring!

They also have a random Breakfast shift rota. Largely consisting of Marcella Whittingdale or a broadcast journalist, but then use newsroom journalists such as Rebecca Kenyon or Radio Kent newsreaders.
South Today2,778 posts since 10 Feb 2003
I don’t recall a regional programme that has gone through so many lead anchors. Laurie Mayer, Bev & Giles, Bev & Geoff, Rob & Polly and now Rob & Natalie. The only constant is the ever superb John Young!