Tuesday, January 13, 2015


So farewell Barney Jones - editor of BBC Breakfast with Frost for 12 years, and editor of The Andrew Marr Show for 9 years. Be-suited Barney could often be seen on camera welcoming
ministers to Television Centre or Broadcasting House - unless they were the Prime Minister, when Bigger Suits often appeared, but not always - see left.  These shots featured in cutaways on news bulletin pieces for the rest of Sunday - almost a vt editor tradition.

Barney (Christ's Hospital and Swansea) had a leaving do with music from Nick Lowe, who's featured in the Marr tail-end music spot.

You might think that incoming editor Rob Burley (? and Nottingham), younger than Barney by 20-odd years, will be looking to a new generation of musicians - but you might be wrong. In Rob's CV is a biography of easy-listening icon Eva Cassidy, co-written with Jonathan Maitland.

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