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JKDerry1,588 posts since 15 Oct 2016
UTV Newsline
Nationwide bit the dust so resources could also be diverted into starting up Breakfast Time..


Well, I wonder, because the replacement, 'Sixty Minutes' came from the same Lime Grove studio as Breakfast/Nationwide, and still required broadly the same level of resources as NW ?

The BBC wanted a different feel to their early evening programme, and Nationwide just felt like a dinosaur. The format was also rejigged many times, that a fresh start was needed, which the BBC felt Sixty Minutes could provide.


Also, Nationwide did have a varied slot in terms of its length per day. Sixty Minutes would be a regular fixed slot for the BBC to work the rest of their schedule around, as the name made it clear it was on for an hour at maximum.

Poor London and the South East news though on both Nationwide and Sixty Minutes. When Sixty Minutes started, even the South East at 6 name was dropped and was just named "South East".
Markymark6,726 posts since 13 Dec 2004
Meridian (North) South Today
Nationwide bit the dust so resources could also be diverted into starting up Breakfast Time..


Well, I wonder, because the replacement, 'Sixty Minutes' came from the same Lime Grove studio as Breakfast/Nationwide, and still required broadly the same level of resources as NW ?

The BBC wanted a different feel to their early evening programme, and Nationwide just felt like a dinosaur. The format was also rejigged many times, that a fresh start was needed, which the BBC felt Sixty Minutes could provide.


Also, Nationwide did have a varied slot in terms of its length per day. Sixty Minutes would be a regular fixed slot for the BBC to work the rest of their schedule around, as the name made it clear it was on for an hour at maximum.

Poor London and the South East news though on both Nationwide and Sixty Minutes. When Sixty Minutes started, even the South East at 6 name was dropped and was just named "South East".


And in the hinterland of summer 1984, after Nationwide had ceased, but before Sixty Minutes had launched, London and SE simply carried South Today !

Strange times !
Markymark6,726 posts since 13 Dec 2004
Meridian (North) South Today

And in the hinterland of summer 1984, after Nationwide had ceased, but before Sixty Minutes had launched, London and SE simply carried South Today !

Strange times !

That was in 1983, but it happened in the gap between Sixty Minutes and the Six o Clock News the following year as well
https://www.desandmick.co.uk/television/bbcsoutheast/


Thank you Inspector. As Ken Bruce would say, one year out 😎
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marshmallow337 posts since 4 Nov 2015
Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
Given his general avoidance of media scrutiny throughout the campaign, it’s surprising to hear that one of the few interviews Johnson has agreed to is a grilling by Andrew Neil. Presumably the timing played an important factor, by the time of its broadcast most Tory members would have cast their ballots.


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Richard902 posts since 22 Apr 2012
Granada North West Today

Also, Nationwide did have a varied slot in terms of its length per day. Sixty Minutes would be a regular fixed slot for the BBC to work the rest of their schedule around, as the name made it clear it was on for an hour at maximum.


I have a vague recollection that Sixty Minutes actually lasted longer than one hour towards the end as they had an extra news summary at the end but that could be a false memory as I was 6 at the time.
BM11924 posts since 2 Jun 2017
London London



Could be an issue with the debate tomorrow night.