Funky Guy posted:
I saw Lookaround on the ITV News Channel good to see it on location in Carlisle but lets be honest here why could they not have done that over the weekend .
Errrm - Border TV was off air due to a power cut?
Quite. No power and no generator PLUS no way of editing material (they don't have a mobile edit facility) and no way of sending pix to TTTV so they could put something together (power was down at BTV and therefore no way of sending material over lines to TTTV). I know the next cry will be "What about using ITN's truck?". They did for some of the material and that was used in the TTTV item.
Plus there was the continuing uncertainty as to whether power would be restored to BTV over the weekend. It was a confusing and fluid situation.
I thought what TTTV did was good on Sunday and I know it didn't include the Borders or other parts of the Cumbria but it was the best TTTV could do.