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Old 18-01-2013, 19:30
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Really?

Is it necessary for BBC1 prime time on a Friday to have a news special about snow across Britain in January replacing the scheduled programme? Surely they can just show it on the BBC News Channel.
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Old 18-01-2013, 19:31
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Yes, cos , like none of us know about it... like
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Old 18-01-2013, 19:32
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Really?

Is it necessary for BBC1 prime time on a Friday to have a news special about snow across Britain in January replacing the scheduled programme? Surely they can just show it on the BBC News Channel.
you would have thought so wouldn`t you?
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Old 18-01-2013, 19:32
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Really?

Is it necessary for BBC1 prime time on a Friday to have a news special about snow across Britain in January replacing the scheduled programme? Surely they can just show it on the BBC News Channel.
Seriously??????
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Old 18-01-2013, 19:33
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In March and April, the BBC will devote blanket coverage to the trees blooming.
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Old 18-01-2013, 19:36
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Daft IMO, it's Winter, in January, there has been snow.... not really anything exceptional
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Old 18-01-2013, 19:39
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It's pathetic.
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Old 18-01-2013, 19:41
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Theres a regional bit apparantly, which cant be done on the NC & due to the unique way they are funded, they wont do 2 separate progs where one will do!
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Old 18-01-2013, 19:43
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Seriously? They're doing a news special on the snow???? This is ridiculous now.
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Old 18-01-2013, 19:45
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So we had all about the snow on the news from 6pm to 7pm national and regional, then we had all about the snow on the one show and now we have more special news on the snow. As if we couldnt all look out of our windows.

Journalists seem to get far too excited about things these days.
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Old 18-01-2013, 19:45
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This is how the BBC wastes the licence fee, prog on the flaming obvious!

I will be going to work tonight through the duh duh duuur snow!


People from colder countries must be p****** themselves laughing!
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Old 18-01-2013, 19:45
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I can't believe we're having a special news bulletin because it's snowed in January.
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Old 18-01-2013, 19:46
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Words are failing me....but I'll try.

It's been snowing incredibly heavy up here for the whole week with little nod nor mention on even the Beeb's patronising weather forecasts.

It begins to snow towards the South and all hell breaks loose.

They did it in 2010 when the M25 became gridlocked and it suddenly became major news and they simulcast BBC1 with the NC all morning.

It's utterly utterly pathetic.
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Old 18-01-2013, 19:47
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Words are failing me....but I'll try.

It's been snowing incredibly heavy up here for the whole week with little nod nor mention on even the Beeb's patronising weather forecasts.

It begins to snow towards the South and all hell breaks loose.

They did it in 2010 when the M25 became gridlocked and it suddenly became major news and they simulcast BBC1 with the NC all morning.

It's utterly utterly pathetic.
It's true, it's only news when it happens in London!
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Old 18-01-2013, 19:49
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When i heard QOS had been replaced by a news special, which is just about snow, i lmfao.
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Old 18-01-2013, 19:50
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When i heard QOS had been replaced by a news special, which is just about snow, i lmfao.
To be fair, I'd rather watch snow than Sue Barker
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Old 18-01-2013, 19:51
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Whilst a repeat of A Question of Sport isn't a huge loss, I'm pretty sure the amount of people disappointed by it's absence will be considerably greater than the number of people who have just tuned in and said "Wow, brilliant!!! A half an hour news special on the snow!!"

Someone at the BBC has a snow fetish. There really is no other rational explanation.
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Old 18-01-2013, 19:53
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Which region was shown on BBC One HD?
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Old 18-01-2013, 19:55
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The twitter reactions to this are quite funny, quite like this schedule

6pm - News about snow
6.30pm Regional news about snow
7pm - One Show about snow
7.30pm Snow Special
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Old 18-01-2013, 19:56
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Which region was shown on BBC One HD?
No region was shown.
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Old 18-01-2013, 19:57
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This is how the BBC wastes the licence fee, prog on the flaming obvious!

I will be going to work tonight through the duh duh duuur snow!


People from colder countries must be p****** themselves laughing!
Hardly a waste as they probably haven't spent any more than they would have done anyway covering it through the day. So actually a saving.

However I don't disagree that it's a little over the top, especially as the predictions for snow in the east were incorrect - we hardly got any. Ironically, we had loads earlier in the week with Norfolk's roads grinding to a halt on TUesday afternoon and people taking several hours to do journeys that would normally take minutes. Yet this was ignored by the national media, whilst we've had little if any snow during the day today and there is blanket coverage!
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Old 18-01-2013, 19:57
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Which region was shown on BBC One HD?
The BBC News channel showed the BBC London region. I do not know if BBC One HD showed any of it.
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Old 18-01-2013, 19:58
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The twitter reactions to this are quite funny, quite like this schedule

6pm - News about snow
6.30pm Regional news about snow
7pm - One Show about snow
7.30pm Snow Special
They have probably spent the day trying to edit snow into tonights Eastenders.
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Old 18-01-2013, 20:00
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Thank you, I wondered if they were going to show a random region as with Inside Out. I did try to see for myself but the opt out only lasted a couple of minutes.
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Old 18-01-2013, 20:03
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This is how the BBC wastes the licence fee, prog on the flaming obvious!

I will be going to work tonight through the duh duh duuur snow!


People from colder countries must be p****** themselves laughing!
I have a Swedish friend, she finds anything about British people with snow hilarious.

You have snow but don't go to work? You British are strange haha- is a typical quote from her on the subject
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