28/04/2012 Newswatch


28/04/2012

Similar Content

Browse content similar to 28/04/2012. Check below for episodes and series from the same categories and more!

Transcript


LineFromTo

Will come. Later in the programme, these two men have made it through

:00:25.:00:28.

to the run-off in the French presidential election. Shouldn't we

:00:28.:00:32.

agree on how to pronounce their names?

:00:32.:00:35.

First, two weeks since the breakfast programme took up their

:00:35.:00:40.

new home in Salford. Some of viewers have objected to the look

:00:40.:00:44.

of the programme's new studio. Others question the value and the

:00:44.:00:54.
:00:54.:01:01.

It is almost -- it is almost a decade since the idea since the new

:01:01.:01:06.

location was decided on. But the transfer of the One Show has been

:01:06.:01:10.

the biggest step yet. Around half of the breakfast team offered to

:01:10.:01:14.

make the move but presenter's Sean Williams and Chris Holland's

:01:14.:01:18.

decided to leave the programme. There were many objections voiced

:01:18.:01:28.
:01:28.:02:04.

It made possible that the colours and camera angles at not liked, but

:02:04.:02:10.

viewers will have to get used to it. Is that a welcome and economical

:02:10.:02:14.

devolution of an overly Metropolitan BBC? Or an extravagant

:02:14.:02:18.

and it damaging example of political correctness?

:02:18.:02:23.

I will be putting that to the man who oversaw Breakfast moved to

:02:23.:02:26.

Salford, Adam Bullimore. Before that, let's hear the views of two

:02:26.:02:32.

more few hours. Jonathan Evans and end Keith. First of all, end, what

:02:33.:02:37.

do you make of the move of breakfast to Salford, and has it

:02:37.:02:42.

affected your viewing? I think it was totally unnecessary. I think

:02:42.:02:47.

the BBC is a national broadcaster and a think if it moved to a region

:02:47.:02:52.

for its main output, it stands the risk -- it runs the risk of being a

:02:52.:02:56.

regional broadcaster instead of a national broadcaster. How do you

:02:56.:03:01.

think the move has affected Breakfast itself. I think the

:03:01.:03:07.

studio set-up is rather cramped. It is not as pleasant as the London

:03:07.:03:15.

set-up. Also, were the quality of presentation has declined. Do you

:03:15.:03:20.

think that too many down the lines as opposed to it live guest makes a

:03:20.:03:25.

difference? Yes, I do. Because when politicians were able to come into

:03:26.:03:30.

the studio, it seemed much more immediate. The interviewers were

:03:30.:03:35.

able to approach them in a much more direct way. Just then, what

:03:35.:03:40.

have you made of the move? I would just agree with the last few were.

:03:40.:03:46.

I think it is a bad mistake. I think London is a world centre, not

:03:46.:03:50.

just an UK centre. I think the programme should be located in

:03:50.:03:57.

London. Long-term, I think it will affect the quality of the programme.

:03:57.:04:01.

I think all the news programmes should be consolidated in one

:04:01.:04:05.

centre in London. I do think they should be in Manchester. You might

:04:06.:04:13.

as well have put it in Edinburgh or in Dublin. It needs to be in London.

:04:13.:04:18.

What do you think of the argument that the BBC is to metropolitan

:04:18.:04:22.

biased and this is a move to recognise the rest of the country?

:04:22.:04:27.

I don't agree with it comes to a programme, a news centric programme.

:04:27.:04:32.

It should be located where the centre of the news is. London is a

:04:32.:04:37.

worldwide centre, not just a UK centre. I think it has cost too

:04:37.:04:42.

much money. It has been wasted. wide you think it has cost too

:04:42.:04:49.

much? Why do think it is a waste? The BBC management made a big

:04:49.:04:52.

mistake because they are trying to cut costs and at the same time,

:04:52.:04:59.

they spend �200 million relocating to Manchester. They also spend �80

:04:59.:05:04.

million on redundancies and retraining. They lost 54% of the

:05:04.:05:07.

team for Breakfast. What is the point? It is just a political

:05:07.:05:16.

gesture. End, do you miss the presenters? Yes, I think the

:05:16.:05:23.

present presenter's are not as serious as she was on many

:05:23.:05:27.

occasions. I heard her do some very good interviews which I have not

:05:27.:05:32.

heard from the current team up with the exception of Charlie state and

:05:32.:05:41.

Phil Turnbull. Thank you very much. Adam Bullimore is the deputy editor

:05:41.:05:45.

of Breakfast. I know you are not responsible for the decision, but

:05:45.:05:51.

at least in that physical terms, how well as the move on? I think it

:05:51.:05:55.

has gone amazingly well. It is a hugely complex business moving a

:05:55.:06:00.

three-hour network news programme a bike Breakfast 200 miles away from

:06:00.:06:05.

the mother ship, if you like. And to be three weeks in and to have

:06:05.:06:12.

had very few technical issues, to have had a clean programme and the

:06:12.:06:16.

quality of the output we have had for this first few weeks for our

:06:16.:06:22.

audience to have held up and stuck with us, I think we are really

:06:22.:06:28.

pleased. What do you have to say though to viewers like we have just

:06:28.:06:32.

heard? They say the move was not necessary and is probably costing

:06:32.:06:38.

too much. Well, the move is part of a wider commitment by the BBC to

:06:38.:06:44.

spread the value of the licence fee around the UK. We are now in the

:06:44.:06:49.

centre of the UK, we are not just in the north of England. We think

:06:49.:06:56.

we can make the breakfast that people know and love in Salford.

:06:56.:07:02.

But you can't get the same quality of guests actually on the sofa. The

:07:02.:07:07.

top politicians, the top waters. The UK is a London-based Society

:07:07.:07:11.

and you inevitably have to do more down the line interviews, which

:07:11.:07:16.

loses the sense of presence and intimacy. We have already had some

:07:16.:07:22.

top guests on the sofa. But you won't get the same number. I think,

:07:22.:07:26.

even when we were in west London, some top guest would not sit on a

:07:26.:07:31.

sofa and we didn't down the line or in pre- recorded interviews. It is

:07:31.:07:36.

early days. We have had some great guests so far and we will continue

:07:36.:07:44.

to push for great guests. We reach 7 million people a day. Our

:07:44.:07:50.

audience is a massive drop. this week, we have had the Leveson

:07:50.:07:53.

Inquiry and the spin-offs of the problems faced by the Culture

:07:53.:07:56.

Secretary. You would be able to get any of these people live in the

:07:56.:08:03.

studio. A think the Leveson Inquiry is a particularly difficult story

:08:03.:08:08.

to do in Salford. But the reality was, it is, that we would always

:08:08.:08:13.

have done the Everson from outside the High Court where the inquiry is

:08:13.:08:18.

happening. I think the politicians who are commenting would have

:08:18.:08:21.

inevitably gone into the Westminster studio anyway. They

:08:21.:08:25.

would have been down the line, even in Television Centre. Other viewers

:08:25.:08:32.

have asked about travel costs. Who pays for the travel expenses?

:08:32.:08:37.

I would say is that it doesn't matter if you are a top presenter

:08:37.:08:40.

or a junior researcher on the programme, the relocation packages

:08:40.:08:47.

available to staff at the same for everyone. But once that runs out,

:08:47.:08:54.

they are responsible for their own Cup -- Travel? Yes. We have had a

:08:54.:09:00.

lot of complaints about the set. One, it seems small. The camera

:09:00.:09:03.

angles seemed to be in the presenter's face. People don't like

:09:03.:09:08.

the colours. It is this a smaller studio then the Breakfast used to

:09:08.:09:14.

appear from? Yes, it is, there is no getting away from that. The

:09:14.:09:18.

studio we used to broadcast from is the news watch studio. But we think

:09:18.:09:23.

we have got the space we need. You would expect some, it. People don't

:09:23.:09:28.

like change to the look of a favourite programme. Those few

:09:28.:09:31.

interactions came in the first 48 hours but after that, they have

:09:31.:09:40.

almost dried up. Now people are talking about the stories. That is

:09:40.:09:44.

what they have always talked about. We have made some changes, we have

:09:44.:09:48.

been listening to the viewers. We have changed some of the tight

:09:48.:09:53.

shorts that people had a problem with. I think debt the reality is,

:09:53.:09:58.

we are still settling in to our surroundings and finding the best

:09:58.:10:01.

angles and the best shots, and getting used to the environment.

:10:01.:10:07.

Thank you very much. Time for a quick mention of last

:10:07.:10:14.

weekend's French presidential election. The runner-up was... Here

:10:14.:10:22.

is Michelle on the News at Ten. Exit polls say Nicolas Sarkozy

:10:22.:10:28.

trails his challenger. But the official BBC pronunciation

:10:28.:10:32.

is pronounced differently. That may not be to the liking of Steve

:10:32.:10:39.

Pengelly, he emailed, can you please ask your reporters to stop

:10:39.:10:45.

pronouncing Nicolas Sarkozy in a ridiculously comic French accent?

:10:45.:10:50.

You might expect them to get the name of his talent to write.

:10:50.:10:56.

We have been waiting in fact for the last half-hour to hear from the

:10:56.:11:01.

victorious candidate in the first round of voting.

:11:01.:11:11.
:11:11.:11:20.

Download Subtitles

SRT

ASS