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Jon7,996 posts since 11 Apr 2005
Central (West) Midlands Today
What the hell was the Jan Ravens bit at the end about?


That was Jan Ravens? I didn't even recognise her. I actually thought it was a follow up trailer for a few seconds, not a part of the show. It misfired very badly.

I don’t get how anyone familiar with the humour of This Week could have possibly made that mistake. I must admit I thought it was Rebecca Front at the time though. I was expecting the gag to be better personally.

Did Blue Nun get a mention tonight? Can’t say I noticed it.
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London Lite10,735 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London
Brexitcast is decent enough filler for the NC, but like others I'm unsure how an excellent audio product can transfer to television.

I also feel as if it isn't fully replacing This Week as an analytical look at the week in UK politics in an accessible manner, instead focusing on Brexit.

Brexitcast is a decent podcast, but The Week in Parliament while being a straight format would give BBC1 viewers a review of the political week over Brexitcast in the same slot.
mdtauk6,323 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London
I also feel as if it isn't fully replacing This Week as an analytical look at the week in UK politics in an accessible manner, instead focusing on Brexit.


Brexitcast could change to be a political insider take on the week's stories and special editions when something significant happens. Stories told from the journalists point of view, with MPs and politicians guesting - rather than a pundit's view, or ex politicians.
Steve in Pudsey10,282 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Brexitcast is a decent podcast, but The Week in Parliament while being a straight format would give BBC1 viewers a review of the political week over Brexitcast in the same slot.


I imagine that those who want that format already know where to find it. The TW slot is for something with a more entertaining take on it.

It's like saying that the Daily Politics shouldn't cover PMQs because BBC Parliament already gives people that.
Last edited by Steve in Pudsey on 20 July 2019 8:35pm
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msim558 posts since 29 Sep 2003
What will be the ongoing plans for covering by-elections, which were previously ran as a This Week special? Theres a pretty big upcoming one in Brecon on the 1st August (first for new PM, remainer parties standing aside for Lib Dems free run, probable reduction to almost zero of Government majority if it hasn't already gone by time Wednesday this week) which surely will warrant coverage outside of an update on the overnight news channel simulcast.
Brekkie32,043 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
Way off topic but if an election was forced beforehand would the by election go ahead?

I guess a summer by election would always have been covered by the news channel anyway, but longer term no reason Brexitcast couldn't do it.
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