Thursday, January 10, 2019


It feels like we're in the middle of a constitutional crisis, with current tv reporting likely to end up as part of history programmes in years ahead. But future viewers of The History Channel will be scratching their heads at last night's BBC News 'feature' on 'The Deal'. John Pienaar went to Chelmsford market with not one but two devices/conceits in a 3.40 piece. Facebook questions on screen, and a magician doing card tricks. John posed the questions and answered them, rather quickly.

Normally, within News, there is a calming, senior editorial figure who reminds producers - just tell the story straight. Let's hope Kamal Ahmed steps forward at this morning's meetings...

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