Cumbrian Viewers of BBC North West Tonight Should have been Made Proud of a Local Hero.

21st May 2021 This evening, there was a marathon- runner called Gary McKee who ran a 26.2 mile circuit near his home in Cleator Moor, West Cumbria. He did this every day for 110 successive days to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support and the local Hospice at Home West Cumbria. He ended up raisingContinue reading “Cumbrian Viewers of BBC North West Tonight Should have been Made Proud of a Local Hero.”

The Geographical Affiliation of Lancastrians Is More Northerly than BBC North West and ITV Granada Care To Admit

May 2021 Dear Readers This article sheds some light on what preferences that folk in central and northern North West England (i.e., in Lancashire and Cumbria) have in the places that they would like to visit on days out, or even move to, given the choice. It blows the lid off assumptions that ‚ÄúPeople inContinue reading “The Geographical Affiliation of Lancastrians Is More Northerly than BBC North West and ITV Granada Care To Admit”

Viewers of Regional Television in South Cumbria Don’t Get the Cumbria- focussed Regional News

May 2021 Dear Readers If you live on the Furness Peninsula, just south and south-west of Kendal or near the Duddon estuary you have a choice of two main Regional Television News- services. One of them is BBC1 North West Tonight and the other is ITV1 Granada Reports. Neither serve these areas of South CumbriaContinue reading “Viewers of Regional Television in South Cumbria Don’t Get the Cumbria- focussed Regional News”

Wanted: A North West Regional News- Service that majors on Lancashire and Cumbria

30th April 2021 Updated 26th July 2021 Dear Readers Again, over the last week neither ITV 1 Granada Reports nor BBC 1 North West Tonight have touched on Cumbria. Although BBC North West does cover Lancashire and south Cumbria better than ITV 1 Granada, neither can be said to cover Lancashire and Cumbria well. And,Continue reading “Wanted: A North West Regional News- Service that majors on Lancashire and Cumbria”

Persistence of Manchester- Liverpool bias in North West Regional TV shows need for Reform.

17th April 2021 Dear Readers The tragic and sad death of HRH Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh was covered on BBC North West Tonight and ITV Granada Reports: On BBC North West Tonight there were with highlights of the places that he and Her Majesty the Queen visited over the years. Included in coverageContinue reading “Persistence of Manchester- Liverpool bias in North West Regional TV shows need for Reform.”

BACK TO BASICS: DOES REGIONAL TELEVISION SERVE NORTH CUMBRIA AS IT SHOULD?

March 2021 Updated 3rd June 2021 Dear Readers In a recent post, I posed the question:  What Purpose is Regional Television supposed to serve in relation to communities across the English North West? I then explained that Regional Television is supposed to provide news that is much closer to (and relevant to) local communities, toContinue reading “BACK TO BASICS: DOES REGIONAL TELEVISION SERVE NORTH CUMBRIA AS IT SHOULD?”

BBC NORTHWEST TONIGHT HAD A FIVE- MINUTE REPORT ABOUT WEST CUMBRIA LAST WEEK

22nd February 2021 Dear Readers Last Wednesday (17th February) BBC North West Tonight ran a five- minute report on their main bulletin about the Whitehaven area in West Cumbria in connection with the new coal- mine to be built in the area: Cumbria County Council HAD previously given planning approval for the UK’s first coal-Continue reading “BBC NORTHWEST TONIGHT HAD A FIVE- MINUTE REPORT ABOUT WEST CUMBRIA LAST WEEK”

Both BBC North West and ITV Granada are Just South Lancastria/ Cheshire this weekend

17th January 2021 Dear Readers Sometimes, BBC North West and ITV1 Granada close ranks in a way to provide a harsh reality check for those who live in the North of the transmission areas of both the North West Regional Television transmission regions- i.e. for those who live north of Preston: BBC North West Tonight’sContinue reading “Both BBC North West and ITV Granada are Just South Lancastria/ Cheshire this weekend”

Carlisle and Eden District in Cumbria excluded from list of areas with very high Covid rates in North West England on BBC North West Tonight.

12th January 2021 Dear Readers Of the two main Regional Television News services for North West England, BBC North West Tonight covers Lancashire and South Cumbria better than ITV Granada Reports- ITV Granada appeared to have it’s first news- item concerning Cumbria for a month the other day. However, when it comes to northern Cumbria,Continue reading “Carlisle and Eden District in Cumbria excluded from list of areas with very high Covid rates in North West England on BBC North West Tonight.”

Back to Basics: What Purpose is Regional Television supposed to serve?

10th January 2021 Dear Readers First of all, a Happy new Year to all readers of this Website and viewers of Regional Television, whether you live in Cumbria, Lancashire or the Isle of Man. May this year, 2021, indeed be a much happier and enjoyable one than the year of restrictions, lockdown and fears aboutContinue reading “Back to Basics: What Purpose is Regional Television supposed to serve?”