Tonight's ITV News West Country lead with a live pan-regional segment about the latest twists & turns of the Brexit saga.
The title sequence and opening headlines were sub-regional, with no mention whatsoever of the "possible general election" Brexit news. The brief studio presenters shot during the opening spiel had the relevant sub-regional outdoor backdrop.
After the post-headlines sting, the presenters had the CGI gallery backdrop behind them, and threw to political correspondent David Wood live in Westminster. They also had a live OB at a pro-EU demonstration in Taunton (a town considered to be an editorial overlap of both West Country sub-regions).
The programme finally split into two at 6:10pm. The final moments leading up to the join were the presenters reading out Contact Us / social media details, accompanied by full-screen graphics of the same information. When the studio shot returned, the outdoor backdrop had been reinstated.
We had the fully live edition here in the East ("HTV" land), as the very next item after the 6:10pm join was another Brexit-related OB from Gloucester, with the on-screen location graphic stating "Live" (which is obviously avoided for pre-recorded OBs).
Last edited by Lou Scannon on 3 September 2019 9:08pm
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