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Brekkie32,387 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today



Exactly the same format as ITV then with another debate for "senior figures" from 7 parties, and the right format IMO.

Nick Robinson hosting both of them, which is a bit of a surprising choice IMO.
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Steve Williams2,855 posts since 1 Aug 2008
Of course, because there is no way the BBC will move Graham Norton Show for this debate.


Of course there's a way! You should know that BBC Northern Ireland move it every week already for The Blame Game. And if "there is no way" they will move Graham Norton, surely there is equally "no way" they can move 'stEnders, HIGNFY, WILTY or the other shows on Fridays at the moment.

If something needs to be moved to fit something else in, it will be moved. They're telly programmes, not train services. If it's moved or dropped for a week, people will cope.

The other day someone was suggesting ITV couldn't do an election debate because of a Martin Lewis programme. These programmes CANNOT BE STOPPED.
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Jonwo (previously Jonwo87) 756 posts since 20 Sep 2007
Of course, because there is no way the BBC will move Graham Norton Show for this debate.


Of course there's a way! You should know that BBC Northern Ireland move it every week already for The Blame Game. And if "there is no way" they will move Graham Norton, surely there is equally "no way" they can move 'stEnders, HIGNFY, WILTY or the other shows on Fridays at the moment.

If something needs to be moved to fit something else in, it will be moved. They're telly programmes, not train services. If it's moved or dropped for a week, people will cope.

The other day someone was suggesting ITV couldn't do an election debate because of a Martin Lewis programme. These programmes CANNOT BE STOPPED.


I'd probably say WILTY is more likely to be moved since it's not topical and recorded ages ago, I think HIGNFY will probably stay put since it records the day before and probably would benefit airing after a debate. I suspect these debates will be airing from 7 or 7.30pm in lieu of The One Show and whatever filler they usually have in that slot.

The BBC have Who Do You Think You Are repeats on Thursdays which I suspect is a placeholder so they can move EE and WILTY there.
Jon8,055 posts since 11 Apr 2005
Central (West) Midlands Today



Exactly the same format as ITV then with another debate for "senior figures" from 7 parties, and the right format IMO.

Nick Robinson hosting both of them, which is a bit of a surprising choice IMO.

I noticed him presenting Politics Live today, although this may be a regular occurrence. But it seems that they are using him more on TV now.
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TIGHazard547 posts since 3 Jan 2014
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
Of course, because there is no way the BBC will move Graham Norton Show for this debate.


Of course there's a way! You should know that BBC Northern Ireland move it every week already for The Blame Game. And if "there is no way" they will move Graham Norton, surely there is equally "no way" they can move 'stEnders, HIGNFY, WILTY or the other shows on Fridays at the moment.

If something needs to be moved to fit something else in, it will be moved. They're telly programmes, not train services. If it's moved or dropped for a week, people will cope.

The other day someone was suggesting ITV couldn't do an election debate because of a Martin Lewis programme. These programmes CANNOT BE STOPPED.


Could international broadcast rights factor into this?

Let's assume that the BBC must air GN before either Virgin Media One or UKTV Australia air it (I don't know if that is a thing in the GN contract, but it appears to be with His Dark Materials at the moment, as HBO are waiting until Monday morning to make it available elsewhere in Europe for streaming, and we know it was a thing with Killing Eve as it was mentioned on Points of View).

If it is the case, then those two broadcasters would then have to scramble to air a repeat or another show entirely in it's place and would be annoyed at the BBC for having delayed the airing of the show despite it being scheduled now.

It's possible the BBC could move Graham Norton to a later slot, but surely moving GN to another day is off the table entirely in that situation?