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News96913 posts since 20 Dec 2013
Look North (Yorkshire)
The Early Early Early Early Evening News.


And that's not even the record folks as on Christmas Day 2016, Early Evening news was.......10 minutes before The Queen's Speech!

And then there was the Saturday last year (thanks to both The F.A Cup Final and Eurovision being on the same day) we went from one extreme (Early Evening being 3:35) to the other (late Bulletin was supposed to 11:40 but didn't begin until 12:10am.)
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Rkolsen3,163 posts since 20 Jan 2014
BBC World News
Is it a feature so that someone can give the presenter something (for example a script) without appearing on camera?


Good call, reasonable suggestion.

I have a feeling we would have seen this before. As for the scripts isn’t there a printer right behind the presenter?
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Rkolsen3,163 posts since 20 Jan 2014
BBC World News
Budget cuts have affected the mice of Broadcasting House














Based on the tweets it appears the mouse was there for several hours. It takes that long to get a janitor to come pick up a dead mouse or is this something where the whole health and safety department has to handle it as it’s a rodent. Also a ladder seems like overkill surely flipping a trash can over would suffice. I’m surprised someone didn’t get a cup and used a file folder or something to throw it away.
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Brekkie33,887 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
Could easily have aired 6.55-7.15. No reason really to begin the rugby coverage till 4.15pm either.


Airing the news at that time would probably have retained viewers post-rugby and given the BBC moderately better viewing figures as well against the first 15 minutes of Saturday Night Takeaway - as opposed to the poor 2m figure (if that) that The Greatest Dancer will get. Oh well.


Also wouldn't want to put Reporting Scottland up against The Seven that would also mean moving BBC News at Ten to 10:15

As pointed out the Saturday junction they aim for is 10.30 with Match of the Day, so usually the news is at 10.10 rather than 10pm anyway.


Interesting point about the Seven though - I highly doubt network schedulers would even consider that but does raise the question of whether BBC Scotland could put both out at the same time - I'd have thought they probably share a gallery.
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Thistle49 posts since 26 Oct 2019
6:30pm Reporting Scotland comes from Studio C gallery Monday - Friday.

Any other bulletin, i.e Lunchtime, late, weekend and breakfast comes from the NCR (formally the BCR).

The Seven, Seven Days and The Nine all come from Studio C gallery 7 days a week. The 60 second bulletin at 7pm Monday-Thursday comes from the NCR.
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deejay2,974 posts since 5 Jan 2003
Central (South) Oxford
Is it a feature so that someone can give the presenter something (for example a script) without appearing on camera?


Good call, reasonable suggestion.


Passing paper scripts for presenters to read out cold went out with the arc. They take developing or breaking stories directly off their computer system screens, sometimes reading “news wires” directly out as they appear on their PCs (which are hidden in the desks and readable through the glass. If I was to make an educated guess as to why that bit of the desk moves it would be because of the set’s construction - and the smoked Perspex top is simply dropped into that slot, so is (entirely coincidentally) loose. Other similar sets I’ve seen (made by the same firm) have had similar Perspex inserts on top.
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