A round-up of the week’s stories and observations.
- WED 12TH JUL (10.30PM)
A picture sums up the surreal nature of tonight’s BBC News at Ten
- THU 13TH JUL (2.20PM)
Sky News political correspondent’s shortest ever 2-way
- FRI 14TH JUL (8.25PM)
Proms branding still a mess a year later
- FRI 14TH JUL (8.50PM)
BBC London airs outtake in error
- FRI 14TH JUL (10.30PM)
Just Stop Oil protestors interrupt The Last Leg
- SAT 15TH JUL (7.45PM)
Shared BBC One regional news programmes this evening
Wednesday 12th July
10.30pm A picture sums up the surreal nature of tonight’s BBC News at Ten
Tonight’s BBC News at Ten found itself reporting on a major story about its longstanding anchor Huw Edwards.
Thursday 13th July
2.20pm Sky News political correspondent’s shortest ever 2-way
Sky News political correspondent Liz Bates experienced a shorter than expected 2-way earlier this afternoon when presenter Anna Jones was forced to terminate the interview before it had even started, in order to take viewers to a live speech by PM Rishi Sunak on public sector pay increases.
Friday 14th July
8.25pm Proms branding still a mess a year later
A year after introducing a new logo, incorporating the updated BBC blocks logo, and the Proms has launched a new season with a similar mishmash of old and new logos.
The First Night of the Proms aired this evening on BBC Two:
- Opening titles: old logo.
- In-studio note cards: old logo.
- Royal Albert Hall stage: new logo.
- Social media promotional material: new logo.
8.50pm BBC London airs outtake in error
The early evening edition of BBC London aired an outtake in error.
Some responses to our tweet about this:
Marc Bank-Settle: “I was to blame for something similar on R4’s World at One. I voiced up a statement & recorded it twice saying ‘and here’s another version’ to give the editor options. I forgot I’d done that, so I inserted the cut item with the right start and the right end…but also the middle.”
John Bowness: “And while we’re confessing: elsewhere a long time ago, I recorded the links for a radio package someone else had written, thinking they would assemble it for the extended lunchtime news. Imagine my face when the raw got played, with silent gaps instead of clips!”
10.30pm Just Stop Oil protestors interrupt The Last Leg
The opening minutes of tonight’s edition of The Last Leg on Channel 4 were interrupted by Just Stop Oil protestors.
Just as the presenters took their positions at the start of the programme, a number of protestors stormed on to the set.
The protestors began spreading orange confetti over the main stage and handed the presenters orange JSO vests. Presenter Adam Hills told viewers: “This is not part of the show”.
Security personnel quickly removed the protestors.
Earlier this evening, JSO protestors interrupted the first night of this year’s Proms at London’s Royal Albert Hall. Two demonstrators set off confetti cannons and sounded air horns. They were forcibly removed.
Saturday 15th July
7.45pm Shared BBC One regional news programmes this evening
The early evening regional news on BBC One was later than usual today due to Wimbledon coverage. The bulletin went out at 7.25pm.
Some regions had shared programmes:
- BBC Look North Leeds and Hull.
- BBC South Today and BBC South East Today.
The reason for the combined programmes isn’t clear.
UPDATE (16th July, 12.30pm): statement from the National Union of Journalists: “Saturday’s BBC One regional news was disrupted again due to an ongoing work to rule by NUJ members. Management had failed to give sufficient notice of a schedule change, moving the regional news to 7.25pm.
“As a result, members walked out at the end of their shift at 7pm. Look North (Leeds) was forced to share with Hull, South Today shared with South East (Tunbridge Wells) while London drafted in a freelance presenter.
“The work to rule is part of wider industrial action in our campaign to #KeepBBCLocalRadioLocal. There’ll be another 24 hour strike this coming Thursday and Friday.”
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