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txwharfrat
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Post by txwharfrat » Wed Jul 04, 2007 8:12 am

why is Sky News now single anchored throughout the day? Julie is now on solo and no doubt Jeremy 'never work a full week' Thompson will be on by himself later as well.

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Post by guvnorgaz » Wed Jul 04, 2007 8:16 am

SSLuke wrote:why is Sky News now single anchored throughout the day? Julie is now on solo and no doubt Jeremy 'never work a full week' Thompson will be on by himself later as well.


Maybe because Colin is being sent to every disaster zone on the planet

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Post by Lone » Wed Jul 04, 2007 8:20 am

It could possibly be some cost cutting exercise, which makes sense considering that they might be off freeview in a few weeks time.

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Post by DDP » Wed Jul 04, 2007 8:01 pm

What difference does it make if only one person presents? It's not exactly a two person job anyway. Maybe they've realised they don't need so many people working all day and subsequently stepping on each others toes. Breakfast and lunch schedules have been single crewed for some time so it comes as no surprise other scheduling would follow suit.

It's also reached the time of the year when presenter schedules are all over the place, maybe they are just single crewing more as a result. Which could also be why you've had Tim Marshall on a few times.

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Post by Lone » Wed Jul 04, 2007 10:03 pm

At least they've stopped with the 'threesome' presenter line up they had a year or so ago.

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Post by imagedude » Thu Jul 05, 2007 8:11 am

If they do move to single headed bulletins I think they should base each program around the presenters and their strengths more. e.g Martin Stanford have the program preseted completely from the newswall etc.

and what is it with JT, he hardly does a week without having a month off?

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Post by guvnorgaz » Thu Jul 05, 2007 8:29 am

The Colin Brazier Hour with him up to his eyeballs in muck and bullets

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Post by del » Fri Jul 06, 2007 11:10 pm

guvnorgaz wrote:The Colin Brazier Hour with him up to his eyeballs in muck and bullets


He's a vet?

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Post by guvnorgaz » Sat Jul 07, 2007 10:06 pm

More like Action Man, if theres any warzone or disaster zone thats looking rather risky they send out the Brazier, if they send out Princess Pushy then you know theres going to be a major disaster!

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Post by txwharfrat » Tue Jul 10, 2007 5:08 pm

thegraphic wrote:If they do move to single headed bulletins I think they should base each program around the presenters and their strengths more. e.g Martin Stanford have the program preseted completely from the newswall etc.



and what is it with JT, he hardly does a week without having a month off?


where have you been? they tried that and it flopped. Sky presenters just aren't famous or interesting enough to have shows built around them.

the reason i hark back to the days of two presenters is because that's what they did best.

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