BBC North West Tonight. Roger Johnson is excelling himself.

The last few days have seen an improvement in the amount of Regional News- coverage given to the northern half of North West England by BBC North West Tonight. Even the Keswick outlook forecast has come back into Owain Evans weather- forecast! This evening, Roger Johnson had a piece on schools re-opening in Blackpool andContinue reading “BBC North West Tonight. Roger Johnson is excelling himself.”

Please Annabel Tiffin, Can you cover something from Cumbria?

Annabel Tiffin presented BBC North West Tonight this evening- and there was nothing about Cumbria or indeed North Lancashire. It is now ten days since BBC North West Tonight (and ITV Granada) produced any news about Cumbria at all. How much longer do the good people of South Cumbria have to wait to see aContinue reading “Please Annabel Tiffin, Can you cover something from Cumbria?”

9th July 2020: Better coverage across much more of North West England on BBC North West Tonight.

When BBC North West Tonight shows signs (and intent) towards improving news- coverage across the northern two- thirds of North West England it is good to point this out. Tonight’s Regional Bulletin (with the wonderful Annabel Tiffin) is a case in-point: Out of ten big news stories there were two about Cumbria (and part ofContinue reading “9th July 2020: Better coverage across much more of North West England on BBC North West Tonight.”

The BBC Should Not Be Cutting North West Tonight’s excellent News- Presenters and Weather Presenter to save money

The Coronavirus Pandemic (and associated Lockdown) has hit the BBC hard and it has to find £125 million of savings this year. So, what does it do? The BBC plans to focus on Regional Television, which provides a vital Regional and Local service to folk across the country to make savings of £25 million byContinue reading “The BBC Should Not Be Cutting North West Tonight’s excellent News- Presenters and Weather Presenter to save money”

The BBC should INCREASE resources for Regional Television in the North West of England, NOT Cut it!

An article in the Liverpool Echo (dated 5th May 2020) reports that the BBC, citing the tough Economic climate, plans to mothball two of its bases in Lancashire from where reporters and editors edit news- items to report on the north of the BBC North West Region. This article can be found here: https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/bbc-close-offices-north-west-18202450. TheContinue reading “The BBC should INCREASE resources for Regional Television in the North West of England, NOT Cut it!”

The BBC could spend much more money on Regional Television in the North West if it was more Efficient.

Dated 17th April 2018 Dear Readers, I stumbled across this article written for The Daily Mail on 14th June 2015: It is entitled “BBC Spends less than half its Cash on Programmes”. It details expenditure for the Accounting Year ending April 2014- this after the BBC was made to cut 20% off expenditure in realContinue reading “The BBC could spend much more money on Regional Television in the North West if it was more Efficient.”