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RDJ1,920 posts since 25 Oct 2003
Central (South) Midlands Today
A great show currently on ITV showing the moments that the BBC & ITN and other broadcasters broke into schedules to deliver a major Newsflash.

Loads of great archive material by the looks of it, just seen a BBC One Newsflash of preliminary reports of Princess Diana's accident which I have never seen before.

Catch it on ITV+1 if you've missed the start of it.
Central News South
January 9th 1989 - December 3rd 2006
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Sam Walker79 posts since 22 Jun 2013
Anglia (East) Look East
Very interesting and informative. Also seeing some old faces like Richard Baker and Sandy Gall on the programme brings back memories. Alastair Stewart reported the Lockerbie bombing on ITN and it is clear he hasn't lost any of his authority. The whole programme reminds me of why newsflashes are still important, they shout "This is important, and you better listen".
Good evening, again. It's good to be back again so let me simply say: "Let's get on with it!"
Gary McEwan2,940 posts since 23 May 2011
STV Central Reporting Scotland
What an interesting and enthralling programme. It's programmes like this actually make the TV worth watching. I actually remember when Glasgow Airport was attacked and STV broke out of the network to bring us an STV News Special with Stephen Jardine and then they became more frequent once they got even more information. I even think Gordon Chree did a live link for CNN...
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Sam Walker79 posts since 22 Jun 2013
Anglia (East) Look East
Peter Sissons and that awful BBC1 ident Shocked

That was introduced two days before the Queen Mother died. Just doesn't have the same significance as a 'News Report' slide. Wonderful documentary though, I learnt quite a lot from it, especially seeing how reporters (still do) put their lives on the line to bring us the news every day.
Good evening, again. It's good to be back again so let me simply say: "Let's get on with it!"