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Inspector Sands13,760 posts since 25 Aug 2004

Back to the post from Schwing: yes, you’re right. I now recall (after you mentioned it) a rather unkempt last few moments of the One O’clock bulletin. For the life of me, though, I don’t recall who the presenter was, Anna or otherwise, but I do recall something being wrong.

Hmmmm, as I mentioned last night I was able to have a look at the 1 o clock from that day and as well as it not being Anna Ford, it didn't seem to end oddly, definitely not sombrely. Of course you'll have to take my word for it.


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I wonder why Anna didn’t stay in the studio at the same seat/desk and continue with the Newsflash? Or, for logistical reasons at that time of the day, did another studio have to be used for the newsflash and no time for Anna Ford to get there, so Jennie Bond was put on air?

I imagine it was to get a 'name' to break the news. Like they do for massive stories like Diana, they get the big names in as they're familiar and more reassuring


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Either way, it was a surreal day in British Television history. As a news junkie like most of you here too, having one of the nations most popular newscasters gunned down outside her home was - somehow - too hard to take.

I was at TVC that day, in fact I must arrived less than an hour after the news was announced. A colleague told me straight away but it didn't really mean anything to me, I couldn't even remember which presenter Dando was oddly, she'd obviously not made much impact on me.


An odd day at the BBC. I caught a bit of one of the studio recordings that evening and the presenter came out first to speak to the audience and address the elephant in the room and reassure them that they were thinking about what had happened and its OK to laugh at the show.
itsrobert6,320 posts since 23 Mar 2001
Granada North West Today
Are we sure Jennie Bond wasn't the bulletin reader that day? I seem to recall that before the 1999 rebrand, the daytime bulletins used to be read by someone else other than the main One/Six/Nine presenters.

To answer an earlier question, Trevor definitely did the mid-afternoon ITV bulletin. It was commonplace for the Evening News presenter to do this, just as the Lunchtime presenter(s) did the morning bulletins.
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Whataday10,028 posts since 13 Sep 2001
HTV Wales Wales Today
I imagine it was to get a 'name' to break the news. Like they do for massive stories like Diana, they get the big names in as they're familiar and more reassuring


Slightly dumbstruck that you hadn't heard of Jill Dando and you don't consider Anna Ford a 'name'.

I'm guessing it's more likely that the news flash was in the other studio being prepared while Anna was still on air.
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JamesLaverty1925125 posts since 28 Feb 2017
Central (East) East Midlands Today
Are we sure Jennie Bond wasn't the bulletin reader that day? I seem to recall that before the 1999 rebrand, the daytime bulletins used to be read by someone else other than the main One/Six/Nine presenters.


I think it was mainly the secondary presenter of the Six who presented the bulletins that day. Which would explain why most of them on YT are presented by Jennie, Jill, Moira or Andrew. Although it is odd that the studio is still set up for the One, so maybe they didn't have time to change it.
bilky asko5,495 posts since 9 Sep 2006
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
Some would argue that Anna Ford was more senior and a bigger ‘name’ than Jennie Bond, actually. But that’s by the by.........


I imagine it was to get a 'name' to break the news. Like they do for massive stories like Diana, they get the big names in as they're familiar and more reassuring


Slightly dumbstruck that you hadn't heard of Jill Dando and you don't consider Anna Ford a 'name'.

I'm guessing it's more likely that the news flash was in the other studio being prepared while Anna was still on air.


But he's already said it wasn't Anna Ford.
Steve Williams2,781 posts since 1 Aug 2008
Are we sure Jennie Bond wasn't the bulletin reader that day? I seem to recall that before the 1999 rebrand, the daytime bulletins used to be read by someone else other than the main One/Six/Nine presenters.


I'm pretty sure this was the case - as mentioned, they were still doing the hourly news bulletins at the time which would have their own separate presenter. Presumably Jennie Bond was doing all the others that day, and there was one coming up not long after so it made sense for her to do it.

You'll note in Genome it was supposed to be Moira Stuart presenting the Six that day, but presumably she was unavailable.
62305823,455 posts since 19 Aug 2005
To be fair Jennie did in fact present a few main bulletins. She was like moira and could pop up anywhere.

Next news after 1pm was on bbc2 around 2pm then 3.50 and that was it.

Also it was same studio for all of bbc news.
Markymark6,956 posts since 13 Dec 2004
Meridian (North) South Today

Was a huge week for news because on the Friday of that week was the Soho nail bomb which also saw numerous newsflashes.


Blimey, I remember that day too, I had been having lunch just around the corner from the bar. It was warm and sunny, like a summers day. Got the train home, and was utterly shocked to hear the news on the car radio driving home from the station
Revolution351 posts since 27 Oct 2005
London London
I remember security at Sophie and Prince Edward's wedding had to be tightened because of Jill Dando's death and the future royal was given police protection in the lead up to the big day.

Can't believe it's 20 years, it feels like yesterday Jill was presenting Crimewatch or taking us to an exotic location.
Whataday10,028 posts since 13 Sep 2001
HTV Wales Wales Today
I remember coming home from school and turning the TV on to find Holiday on Channel 4 thinking it was a bit odd. And suddenly Jon Snow appeared on screen saying "Jill Dando, who was murdered today".

We had a school IT lesson scheduled the next day to produce a newspaper front page based on the previous day's news. So we were given homework to watch the news and prepare notes. When we got in the next day the 9 O'Clock News was played on a loop to assist us, so I remember it quite well.