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JamesWorldNews8,363 posts since 22 Aug 2004
STV Central BBC World News
On the day Brexit is scheduled to actually happen (assuming no extension for Article 50 or any other obstacles), 29th March 2019, is exactly 17 years to the day of the last edition of The Big Breakfast, 29th March 2002 ... coincidence?

The BB could actually be brought back for a one-off late evening / primetime special from 10pm to midnight on the night, and broadcast from the (former) Big Breakfast House itself. Yes, I know it is very unlikely ... but it's not entirely impossible.


Yes, coincidence. Total coincidence. For sure. Not even Johnny Vaughan, DVO or Lily Savage could have predicted Brexit back then with such incredible accuracy. I mean, they're a talented bunch. But......
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JasonB5,154 posts since 20 Sep 2003
London London
The Big Breakfast had a surprise revival tonight on This Week, complete with original music and titles. It was marvellous.

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I nearly choked on my Ovaltine when this kicked in straight after the BBC One ident...

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In widescreen too apparently!
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dosxuk4,270 posts since 22 Oct 2005
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
It's also a Friday. I do wonder, actually, how the occasion is going to be marked - in TV terms that is; is it going to be all live feeds of Big Ben for example as the clock ticks to 11pm? Or will it just, you know, happen?


A slow zoom in to the clock face while the countdown music plays, with the last note replaced by a pop and a black screen, followed by "no signal" screens as our ITU spectrum allocations expire and transmissions cease?
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Brekkie32,586 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
It's also a Friday. I do wonder, actually, how the occasion is going to be marked - in TV terms that is; is it going to be all live feeds of Big Ben for example as the clock ticks to 11pm? Or will it just, you know, happen?

Live coverage of traffic jams in Kent and riots in Tesco probably.
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Neil Jones5,642 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
It's also a Friday. I do wonder, actually, how the occasion is going to be marked - in TV terms that is; is it going to be all live feeds of Big Ben for example as the clock ticks to 11pm? Or will it just, you know, happen?

Live coverage of traffic jams in Kent and riots in Tesco probably.


I think you might be getting confused with Black Friday. Wink
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ChipperBird66 posts since 20 Jun 2017
Anglia (East) Look East
It's also a Friday. I do wonder, actually, how the occasion is going to be marked - in TV terms that is; is it going to be all live feeds of Big Ben for example as the clock ticks to 11pm? Or will it just, you know, happen?


All in a very boring un-Big Breakfast way I imagine sadly, Channel 4 has rather lost its ability to be as cheeky as it was in the 90's - I imagine the stations will all do something or other but BBC will probably have a special Politics live, ITV might run a special Preston. Channel 4 is maybe an outlier, they could have a Last Leg special on that night, which is about as close to Big Breakfast as C4 gets these days.

But if they did have a BB on the week running up then I would probably have a tongue-in-cheek celebration of Europe. Ie. France day, Poland Day, Germany Day ect. Have a family of the day that has at least one relation hailing from the European country of the day and specially themed games/segments (assuming there was budget for that). Maybe even have a all-party-leader duke out with pies or something. Basically take the P but mostly in a "it's all rather stupid" sort of way rather than taking a side per-se.

But I don't know if I really recall BB being all that political. They'd look at the Papers and so on but they'd maybe at best comment or joke about the big stories and everything seemed to be fair game unless it was like super serious (in which case it was generally restricted to the news updates).
Brekkie32,586 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
Channel 4 is maybe an outlier, they could have a Last Leg special on that night, which is about as close to Big Breakfast as C4 gets these days.

Last Leg seems appropriate for the countdown to Brexit in more ways than one.


It was good to see C4 reference The Big Breakfast in their invite for a new daily live daytime show from Leeds.
Last edited by Brekkie on 19 January 2019 5:56pm
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