One Big Liverpool-fest on BBC1 North West Tonight, ditto ITV1 Granada Reports.

31st January 2023 Dear Readers A few weeks ago this Website featured an article congratulating BBC1 North West Tonight for showing signs of covering all of North West England, including into northern Cumbria. This article made the point that this would be great if this signified a long- term improvement in news-coverage for locations northwardsContinue reading “One Big Liverpool-fest on BBC1 North West Tonight, ditto ITV1 Granada Reports.”

Two News- features about Cumbria on BBC North West Tonight. As Always, better than ITV Granada Reports.

13th January 2023 (Updated 15th January 2023) Dear Readers This evening, there was another suggestion that BBC1 North West News-programmers might be upping their game in terms of the proportion of coverage they provide North of Preston. This evening’s North West Tonight, presented by the friendly, outgoing Annabel Tiffin, provided two in-depth news-features about Cumbria:Continue reading “Two News- features about Cumbria on BBC North West Tonight. As Always, better than ITV Granada Reports.”

A New Year- and is ITV Granada Reports starting to cover Cumbria again?

11th January 2023 Dear Readers The New Year, 2023 starts with some signs of promise from our Regional TV broadcast media in North West England, with signs that both BBC1 North West Tonight and ITV1 Granada Reports are actually covering all of North West England better. However, one always has to be a bit waryContinue reading “A New Year- and is ITV Granada Reports starting to cover Cumbria again?”

North West Regional TV for Cumbrians and North Lancastrians that Enhances and “Bigs Up” Viewers’ Pride in their Northern-ness

23rd December 2022 (Updated 28th December 2022) Dear Readers One major reason why, over thirty years ago, viewers in North Cumbria objected so vehemently to receiving BBC1 North West Tonight when the then Manchester-based BBC1 Regional TV service was broadcast right up to the Scottish Border was the fact that eighty percent of coverage wasContinue reading “North West Regional TV for Cumbrians and North Lancastrians that Enhances and “Bigs Up” Viewers’ Pride in their Northern-ness”

This Evening, BBC1 North West Tonight covered North West England- Properly.

19th December 2022 Dear Readers This Website campaigns for better and more geographic- appropriate coverage for viewers of Regional TV who live in more northerly parts of North West England, that is in Cumbria and northern Lancashire: It is often the case that both BBC1 North West Tonight and, especially ITV1 Granada Reports struggle toContinue reading “This Evening, BBC1 North West Tonight covered North West England- Properly.”

On the shorter version of ITV1 Border Lookaround on Friday- Most of the News was about locations Within an Hour’s Drive of far North Lancashire.

4th December 2022 Dear Readers Viewers of mainstream North West England Regional TV who reside in communities straddling the Lancashire- Cumbria boundary, who are rather sick of Manchester and Liverpool- centric coverage of BBC1 North West Tonight and ITV1 Granada Reports (a programme which has not really covered Cumbria since the summer!) can take heart.Continue reading “On the shorter version of ITV1 Border Lookaround on Friday- Most of the News was about locations Within an Hour’s Drive of far North Lancashire.”

A Regional TV News-service for Cumbria and Lancashire. If North Lancastrians Really Want It they Can Get It.

23rd November 2022 Dear Readers North Lancastrians- who are disheartened with the miniscule amount of local and Regional TV News- coverage from BBC1 North West Tonight and ITV1 Granada Reports that gets North of Preston should be encouraged by an earlier example of whole communities getting together- to force the hand of the mighty BBC-Continue reading “A Regional TV News-service for Cumbria and Lancashire. If North Lancastrians Really Want It they Can Get It.”

The BBC’s We Are England Series: We Are Not Local!

15th November 2022 Dear Readers During the course of this year, 2022, the BBC has set up a Regional programming series called We Are England. Unlike in the past whereby BBC Regional TV documentaries aligned with the BBC transmission Regions that received BBC1 Regional News, for the BBC1 We Are England series the whole ofContinue reading “The BBC’s We Are England Series: We Are Not Local!”

Nine news-features about Cumbria on ITV Border Lookaround- including three about the Cumbrian Pennines

8th November 2022 Dear Readers Cumbrian viewers were given a real treat tonight from ITV1 Border’s Lookaround– nine proper news-items covering different parts of the county. And that does not include coverage of Carlisle United in the Sports coverage. I am certainly happy since the village of Nenthead, near where I live in the NorthContinue reading “Nine news-features about Cumbria on ITV Border Lookaround- including three about the Cumbrian Pennines”

We are Right to Fear Cuts To Regional TV in NW England: The BBC are already doing this and we have BBC Cuts!

3rd November 2022 Dear Readers Previously, this Website postulated a worst-case Scenario for Regional TV in North West England and in North East England by 2050 as a result of ITV.Plc being allowed to dispense with Regional TV News-provision and the BBC amalgamating its BBC1 TV Regions so that just nine exist in Britain (youContinue reading “We are Right to Fear Cuts To Regional TV in NW England: The BBC are already doing this and we have BBC Cuts!”