Robert Hampton

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23rd May 2005

BBC strike
Posted by at 7.33pm | 1 response | Uncategorised

Radio Merseyside's breakfast show this morning consisted of two of the station's managers reading bits out of newspapers and cueing up news reports on the 25th anniversary of the 150th anniversary of the Rainhill Trials. Which interested me, being a train buff, but celebrating an anniversary of an anniversary was just… odd.

Meanwhile, a very uncomfortable looking newsreader who I'd never seen or heard before was reading the news on BBC One Breakfast, which consisted of little more than bog-standard pre-recorded news reports.

And Radio 4 played Just a Minute and I'm Sorry I Haven’t A Clue instead of the Today Programme.

Don't you wish it was like this every day?

One Response
  1. Comment by Seb
    23rd May 2005 at 9:29 pm

    That’ll have been Liam Fogarty, then. Station editor, turns out he went to my college. Nice bloke. Despite being unable to strike due to being management, he was actually in favour of it, apparently. Billy Butler broke the picket line, though (or, at least, was supposed to be doing; I won’t know what actually happened until I’m next in)…