On Wednesday 17 March, Sky News introduces extensive coverage of the Budget from 10.00 to 15.00 on what will be a crucial day for the Labour Government.
1030 Sky News? Political Editor Adam Boulton will be in Westminster talking to leading political figures and discussing the expected outcome of the Budget.
1200 Prime Minister?s Questions broadcast live.
1230 Gordon Brown?s Budget speech broadcast live.
During and after Gordon Brown?s address, Sky News presenters and correspondents will be providing viewers with a wealth of information and revealing what the Budget means for Britain.
Kay Burley will be in the Skycopter, flying from Gordon Brown’s constituency in Dunfermline to Michael Howard’s in Folkestone. She will travel the length of the country gauging reaction to the Budget.
Julie Etchingham will be in the Sky News Centre with a finance expert to answer viewers’ personal budget questions.
Martin Stanford will be in a virtual online supermarket – the Sky Mart – to give summaries of the budget measures and analyse their impact on the average family.
Business Editor Michael Wilson will be evaluating business reaction and analysing all the tax changes with a panel of experts.
ooh! It’ll be like Challenge Anneka!
Go Kay Go!
Thats it. I am bangin my head against the wall trying to think of that program. I hope it is like that, would be great to see News Reporting done that way.
Great use of the copter too..
I wonder if they’ll put her in a Sky News shell suit?!?!?
Great! Making more use of the copter at last, it must have needed a dust down!
This should really set Sky News above everyone else, I’m glad I’m off tomorrow afternoon.
Will they have the sound and camera team running after her and getting in all of the shots like in Challenge Anneka? It would be good to have teams on the ground to film the copter landing at each point, just to make a point that they have a copter.
Brilliant.. Just seen Martin virutal supermartket package. Great stuff.
wasn’t it Treasure hunt with the helicoptor not challenge anneka?
I think he just wants another turn on the photo captions?
The Live Budget folder – The latest pictures are here
lol that would make a good one
That picture is just plain kooky…put it in the caption section!
Would love to see Kay doing a helicopter dash across the country (is she dropping into anyone’s backyard?), bit reminiscant of a superstar doing gigs one after the other, lol.
Keep the Skyless (or Foxteless in my case) informed!
Sky’s really pushed the boat out with the coverage of the budget – very impressed. The virtual “Brown’s Budget Warehouse” set looks the best I’ve ever seen a virtual set and I usually really hate them – wonder where it was filmed as it’s obviously not the newswall.
SkyCopter is a novel touch too as they were showing Westminster from outside looking down at it, whilst it was all going on, and then showed live pictures from the ground looking up at the SkyCopter (hopefully I’ll see it fly over one day – heard a helicopter thunder overhead earlier… wonder if that was it?!) and then they went to Kay live in the helicopter, which just looked a bizarre sight too – so used to her in the studio.
Graphics with a roughly 60/40 split is quite novel too, as they usually do 50/50, and there’s quite a lot of quotes being put in that right hand side bit, which is also a bit different. Sky’s really excelled – same can’t be said for the other 2 major news channels though, from my quick flick through the channels to see what they were doing.