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Old 17-10-2013, 07:11
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The BBC says all on-screen presenters have been advised to wear poppies from 6 am on Saturday October 26 to midnight on Monday November 11.
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Old 17-10-2013, 07:18
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And? Does EVERY story involving the BBC need a thread? Are you going to talk about every other company's poppy policy?
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Old 17-10-2013, 07:40
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Hurray. The annual BBC Poppy thread.

Please select one of the following.

1: Disgust at presenter/s not wearing a poppy.
2: Disgust at presenter wearing a poppy.
3: Disgust at being harassed on the street by wild and feral poppy sellers.
4: Jonathon Ross/Russel Brand shat in my slippers.
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Old 17-10-2013, 07:40
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Although I think the Poppy appeal is a great thing, I hate it when those not wearing a poppy on tv are slated - if people don't want to wear a poppy then that is their choice.
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Old 17-10-2013, 08:00
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Thank you camera obscura for a much needed laugh this morning .

Back on topic, I wouldn't be surprised if other broadcasters have issued similar advice to their staff (just not reported, or advised in an unofficial manner rather than in writing etc).
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Old 17-10-2013, 09:29
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The BBC says all on-screen presenters have been advised to wear poppies from 6 am on Saturday October 26 to midnight on Monday November 11.
I hope they agreed this with the Daily Mail beforehand.
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Old 17-10-2013, 09:52
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The BBC says all on-screen presenters have been advised to wear poppies from 6 am on Saturday October 26 to midnight on Monday November 11.
I wouldn't mind seeing a link to this "advice". I bet the BBC has told presenters they can (optional) wear poppies between these dates rather than suggesting they have to, which is how this reads at the moment.
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Old 17-10-2013, 10:30
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I wouldn't mind seeing a link to this "advice". I bet the BBC has told presenters they can (optional) wear poppies between these dates rather than suggesting they have to, which is how this reads at the moment.
Well, the OP does say 'have been advised' which is not the same as been told they have to.
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Old 17-10-2013, 10:31
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see http://www.bbc.co.uk/editorialguidel...oppies-091013/
Remembrance Day isn't far off and the period of poppy wearing will soon start. For those who wish to wear them we suggest that poppies may be worn on screen from 06.00 am Saturday 26th October to 23.59 on Remembrance Day, Monday 11th November
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Old 17-10-2013, 11:13
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Well, the OP does say 'have been advised' which is not the same as been told they have to.
Maybe I'm just reading it differently. If I was "advised to wear a poppy" between certain dates, I would interpret that as an instruction. If it's optional, I would have expected that to be stated.

Fortunately, the link technologist has provided makes things much clearer - staff are being told "for those who wish to wear them we suggest that poppies are worn..."
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Old 17-10-2013, 11:33
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why should they be advised when they should wear the poppy from? they can wear them if they want, and if they want to, they can wear it whenever they want. if somebody doesn't wear it, so what? not relevant. doesn't mean they don't care or whatever. whether anyone does or doesn't wear one is a complete non story, as is this 'advice' story
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Old 17-10-2013, 12:08
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Which BBC presenter is going to be brave enough to abstain from wearing a poppy and face the Mail-led storm which will certainly follow?
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Old 17-10-2013, 13:11
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Sure enough, there are indeed people out there who have in the past taken issue with when BBC presenters started wearing poppies.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...ies-early.html

It was in the Mail, so it must be true.
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Old 17-10-2013, 16:37
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26th Oct is far too late. It should be at least a couple of weeks earlier. Shame on the BBC.










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Old 17-10-2013, 17:03
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26th Oct is far too late. It should be at least a couple of weeks earlier. Shame on the BBC.










It's far too early, it dilutes the significance of the day itself, the poppies become nothing more than a fashion accessory.








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Old 17-10-2013, 17:09
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26th Oct is far too late. It should be at least a couple of weeks earlier. Shame on the BBC.










You may gest, but I saw one of the Midlands Today presenter's wearing his poppy in my Deli yesterday. (Its located near the MailBox in Birmingham, right outside the BBC studios.)
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Old 17-10-2013, 17:11
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26th Oct is far too late. It should be at least a couple of weeks earlier. Shame on the BBC.
I saw someone today wearing one - not on tv, in an office

Course you have year round things stuck to car grills too
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Old 17-10-2013, 19:28
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Down with this sort of thing
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Old 17-10-2013, 19:32
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Has anyone asked Paul Dacre when we should start wearing these things? I would really value his opinion
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Old 17-10-2013, 19:47
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when will BBC show Christmas trailers in 2013 (will we get a launch promo?)

will BBC be the Olympic Channel (Sochi?) and the Commonwealth Channel (Glasgow)

also will it be the European Games Channel in 2015?
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Old 18-10-2013, 09:26
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As Poppies are not yet on sale the cheapskates wearing them must be using last years.
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Old 18-10-2013, 09:34
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I save previous years' and still put a hefty coin or two in the collecting box: S'greener!
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Old 18-10-2013, 10:21
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I never buy a poppy because I dont believe the leftie BBC should be supporting war by forcing it's employees to wear one. . I dont pay my license fee for leftie war mongering.

I hope I dont see Ross/Brand wearing poppies as my foil hat might shoot up in the air in some bizarre Three Stooges-esque fashion.

Grrrr.


My God how small are these guys

http://i.huffpost.com/gen/846933/thu...L-facebook.jpg
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Old 18-10-2013, 11:04
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I never buy a poppy because I dont believe the leftie BBC should be supporting war by forcing it's employees to wear one. . I dont pay my license fee for leftie war mongering.

I hope I dont see Ross/Brand wearing poppies as my foil hat might shoot up in the air in some bizarre Three Stooges-esque fashion.

Grrrr.


My God how small are these guys

http://i.huffpost.com/gen/846933/thu...L-facebook.jpg
I like you. You're cool. Have you considered a white poppy? More peace-related, for a start.
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Old 18-10-2013, 11:52
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Sure enough, there are indeed people out there who have in the past taken issue with when BBC presenters started wearing poppies.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...ies-early.html

It was in the Mail, so it must be true.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/6461...takes-eye.html
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