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New BBC One North

But what is North? Manchester or Hull, Newcastle or Cumbria?

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LL
London Lite Founding member
By giving the North their own version of BBC One, it recognises that like Wales, Scotland and NI, Northern England is as much a distinctive part of the UK as the nations, which will reflect their part of the country better than it does currently.

I would have thought if for example there's a documentary or a news story important to one part of the new region, Leeds for example could opt-out while the other three (sub) regions can continue with other either network or pan-regional output.
RD
Roger Darthwell
By giving the North their own version of BBC One, it recognises that like Wales, Scotland and NI, Northern England is as much a distinctive part of the UK as the nations, which will reflect their part of the country better than it does currently.

I would have thought if for example there's a documentary or a news story important to one part of the new region, Leeds for example could opt-out while the other three (sub) regions can continue with other either network or pan-regional output.

So this means that BBC One North East & Cumbria, BBC One North West and BBC One Yorkshire will cease to exist forever? If so then it's going to be quite a challenge merging North West Today, Look North and Look North (Yorkshire) into a single programme
LH
lhx1985
But, speaking as a northerner, I don't think 'the north' is a distinct part of the UK. There isn't really a 'northern' identity - but there are strong identities around Yorkshire, the North East. In the north west, the cities of Manchester and Liverpool seem to dominate.

I think the concept of 'the north'' as a homogeneous bloc only really exists in the minds of London-dwelling politicians and mandarins.

'This is BBC One in the north' is going to mean sod all to a viewer in Scarborough or Newcastle when it's voiced with that London types identify as a 'generic northern' accent, which, no doubt, will be a Manc accent!
LL
London Lite Founding member
By giving the North their own version of BBC One, it recognises that like Wales, Scotland and NI, Northern England is as much a distinctive part of the UK as the nations, which will reflect their part of the country better than it does currently.

I would have thought if for example there's a documentary or a news story important to one part of the new region, Leeds for example could opt-out while the other three (sub) regions can continue with other either network or pan-regional output.

So this means that BBC One North East & Cumbria, BBC One North West and BBC One Yorkshire will cease to exist forever? If so then it's going to be quite a challenge merging North West Today, Look North and Look North (Yorkshire) into a single programme


No, no, no! You can have a pan-regional channel with local opts. France 3 does this already where the management for the overall channel is in one place, but still have studio and newsroom facilities elsewhere.

It's likely that Newcastle, Leeds and Hull will still have those facilities, but come under the overall charge of BBC North in Salford rather than London. It's about redistributing management as well as playout closer to home.
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RD
Roger Darthwell
By giving the North their own version of BBC One, it recognises that like Wales, Scotland and NI, Northern England is as much a distinctive part of the UK as the nations, which will reflect their part of the country better than it does currently.

I would have thought if for example there's a documentary or a news story important to one part of the new region, Leeds for example could opt-out while the other three (sub) regions can continue with other either network or pan-regional output.

So this means that BBC One North East & Cumbria, BBC One North West and BBC One Yorkshire will cease to exist forever? If so then it's going to be quite a challenge merging North West Today, Look North and Look North (Yorkshire) into a single programme


No, no, no! You can have a pan-regional channel with local opts. France 3 does this already where the management for the overall channel is in one place, but still have studio and newsroom facilities elsewhere.

It's likely that Newcastle, Leeds and Hull will still have those facilities, but come under the overall charge of BBC North in Salford rather than London. It's about redistributing management as well as playout closer to home.

All right, So if I understand the 3 separate BBC One North East & Cumbria, BBC One North West and BBC One Yorkshire channels will continue to exist on satellite, but will go under a single management?
LL
London Lite Founding member
The Mirror is reporting that the BBC are planning to commission a new soap set in the North of England.

Now I'm not sure if this will be a network commission or like River City for BBC One Scotland.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/bbc-planning-launch-new-northern-23754432?a=
DW
DavidWhitfield
The Mirror is reporting that the BBC are planning to commission a new soap set in the North of England


Can't wait for the launch of Eldoradoncaster .
JO
Jonwo
I imagine it'll be less a soap opera and more a weekly year round drama like Waterloo Road, Casualty or Holby.
AN
Andrew Founding member
I would have thought soaps set in Northern England are quite well served already

Having said that I can’t see it being a general soap like CS & ED. I will predict it will either be school based (the return of Waterloo Road?) or police based (a gap since The Bill was axed, and clearly hospital/health is already well catered for) or youth based, so it can air on BBC Three and hence tick two boxes at the same time.
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IS
Inspector Sands
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All right, So if I understand the 3 separate BBC One North East & Cumbria, BBC One North West and BBC One Yorkshire channels will continue to exist on satellite, but will go under a single management?

No.

There will be a different version of BBC1 'tailored' for the Northern regions, with different marketing campaigns and continuity.

So that's like now but those in the North will get different junctions. Presumably by then the regions will be available in HD
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SL
Shaun Linden
One minute the BBC pleads poverty, the next it's hiring more staff and taking parts of it on tour like its an a A-list singer.
SL
Shaun Linden
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All right, So if I understand the 3 separate BBC One North East & Cumbria, BBC One North West and BBC One Yorkshire channels will continue to exist on satellite, but will go under a single management?

No.

There will be a different version of BBC1 'tailored' for the Northern regions, with different marketing campaigns and continuity.

So that's like now but those in the North will get different junctions. Presumably by then the regions will be available in HD


You can all the marketing campaigns and continuity you like but if the programmes aren't worth watching, they won't watch.

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