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Trevor McDonald to leave News At Ten

 
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PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2008 12:51 pm    Post subject: Trevor McDonald to leave News At Ten Reply with quote

Sir Trevor McDoanld is 'in talks' with ITV to leave News At Ten at the end of the year.

I'll miss him.

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/broadcasting/a96592/mcdonald-in-talks-to-leave-news-at-ten.html
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PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2008 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You'll be about the only one who will - the relaunch has been a disaster, and Sir Trev is useless.
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PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2008 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How can a News Programme be a disaster?
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PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2008 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SantaFefan wrote:
How can a News Programme be a disaster?
Erm...it's not very good, no-one's watching it, and it hasn't been a much-loved talked-about revival that ITV were hoping for.
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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2008 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last month it was revealed that the BBC Ten O'Clock News was thrashing ITV's News At Ten in the ratings war. ITV should never have axed News At Ten back in 1999; they have destroyed what was previously a first-class news programme.

Michael Grade should be proud for bringing News At Ten back, and I will continue watching it. I just don't think that the programme is going to last if the ratings continue to fall.

Perhaps ITV should move News At Ten to 9.00pm and relaunch the programme into "News At Nine" (remember, BBC One used to screen their main evening news at 9pm until 2001)? This would then give ITV scope to air dramas and film from 9.40pm onwards. Also, how about ITV introducing a 15-minute bulletin at midnight, 5-nights-a-week?
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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2008 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian Robinson wrote:
SantaFefan wrote:
How can a News Programme be a disaster?
Erm...it's not very good, no-one's watching it, and it hasn't been a much-loved talked-about revival that ITV were hoping for.


It still scoops the BBC a lot. This week they had an excellent scoop of the Chinese earthquake. At its best its up to the standard of the 80's News At Ten when Sandy Gall was reporting.

They make a lot better use of the resources the have than the BBC do and manage to employ correspondents that can actually write for & talk on tv. The BBC now employ loads of unintelligble reports like Robert Peston (whats he on - helium?) and that sports editor who seems unable to put a sentence together either.
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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2008 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/broadcasting/a96679/mcdonald-admits-departure-is-very-possible.html
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