Chris Kelly posted:
I'm sorry, but I hugely object to being lumped in a region with Cornwall and Devon.
You'd be talking about making a TV region where it would take nearly five hours to drive one end to the other.
What an utterly idiotic idea.
Like Grampian you mean? I'd like to see you get from Oban to Lerwick in 5 hours, or from Stornoway to Dundee in 5 hours, without using aircraft. I'd pay you good money to see you make those journeys by car and boat in under 8 or 10 hours..
I do, however, accept your point about the ITV-1 South West and West areas being amalgamated. They are rather different parts of the country as well, and regional news and identities have been formed for decades -- the boundaries of the transmission area, rough as they are, are part of their television consciousness.