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  • Xxx
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    I see the overnight team have changed nothin from studio 2.

    They sit at their desk for the duration and make no use of the technology.

    There are many positions that the presenters stand at in the new studios, so why doesn’t Martin Popplewell and the overnight team make use of them?

    Why don’t they use the vast array of technology?

    I was hoping for a more alive overnight service but it is same old, same old!

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    Fusionlad
    fusionlad
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    jonn0boy+Oct 26 2005, 08:10 PM(jonn0boy @ Oct 26 2005, 08:10 PM)

    I see the overnight team have changed nothin from studio 2.

    They sit at their desk for the duration and make no use of the technology.

    There are many positions that the presenters stand at in the new studios, so why doesn’t Martin Popplewell and the overnight team make use of them?

    Why don’t they use the vast array of technology?

    I was hoping for a more alive overnight service but it is same old, same old!

    Overnights isnt going to make use of the full technology- theres hardly any crew (not sure but isnt the overnight presenter on there own, or do they have a floor manager?). Martin can’t operate the cameras and present, so they just stick to the desk.

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    Dirkyt
    dirkyt
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    jonn0boy+Oct 26 2005, 08:10 PM(jonn0boy @ Oct 26 2005, 08:10 PM)

    I see the overnight team have changed nothin from studio 2.

    They sit at their desk for the duration and make no use of the technology.

    There are many positions that the presenters stand at in the new studios, so why doesn’t Martin Popplewell and the overnight team make use of them?

    Why don’t they use the vast array of technology?

    I was hoping for a more alive overnight service but it is same old, same old!

    I really hope that Juliette, Em, Allan and co don’t get strapped to their seats when the weekend shifts begin. All your points are valid for the weekends yet not for overnights.

    #33111
    Glenn
    Glenn
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    I will admit that I am quite the fan of Gordon Radley, in addition to Steve Dixon (I need to write to him because he promised me an autograph!). But I’m rather concerned that the overnights are being done by those that aren’t quite main anchors, but those who nonetheless bear an impact on the daytime schedules of old, like Martin P and Anjali. No disrespect to them but I hope that Michael Watkins and Gordon Radley will still bear an impact on the overnights.

    #33112
    Will Riker
    Will Riker
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    Overnight SKY NEWS now needs a name like

    Sky Newswatch

    Sky Latenight News

    Sky News Overnight

    Sky News Now

    #33113
    HBox
    HBox
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    Michael Watkins is apalling, his presenting style is redundant.

    #33114
    Xxx
    xxx
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    Yes, I agree, Michael Watkins is quite appalling, and is void of any personality whatsoever and on the graveyard shift that is not a good thing.

    Gordon Radley is exceptionally good and I am disappointed that he has been overtaken by Martin Popplewell and Anjali Rao.

    I hope Gordon will be presenting overnights on the weekend or in the next week otherwise I am going to be an Old Bint and write to sky asking why and where is he!

    #33115
    Glenn
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    I’ve seen some of Gordon’s continuity work when he was with TVS, and even now he doesn’t seem to have lost any of his wit or humour. When he did Sky World News a week or so ago he referred to Graham Winch as his ‘supporting star’. lol The man’s a legend. If I don’t see Gordon then I too’ll be writing into Sky.

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    Fusionlad
    fusionlad
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    Glenn+Oct 28 2005, 05:23 AM(Glenn @ Oct 28 2005, 05:23 AM)

    I’ve seen some of Gordon’s continuity work when he was with TVS, and even now he doesn’t seem to have lost any of his wit or humour. When he did Sky World News a week or so ago he referred to Graham Winch as his ‘supporting star’. lol The man’s a legend. If I don’t see Gordon then I too’ll be writing into Sky.

    I wonder if its just a case of his shift coming round? `Dont overnight presenters do a few shifts, then they are off for a few days?

    #33117
    Robbbo
    Robbbo
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    They do need to liven up the overnight news. Surely they could use the newswall or at least stand up occasionally and present from a different position in the studio!!

    #33118
    Xxx
    xxx
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    There used to be 3 overnight presenters every week, I hust hope Gordon is on weekend overnights!

    #33119
    Daved2424
    daved2424
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    It costs money to change the overnight format. There is a seriously reduced crew and to have the presenter standing up would mean paying for a camera op.

    #33120
    Imagedude
    imagedude
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    You have to put it into context as well,

    How many people watch the overnight news

    Does the amount of people warrant a larger sum of money being spent.

    Sadly no.

    #33121
    Guvnorgaz
    guvnorgaz
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    i like anjali on through the night

    #33122
    Dirkyt
    dirkyt
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    I am a fan of Anjali – she is wasted on overnights though!

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