Now that we’re together Nationwide

Tuesday, July 10, 2007 by · Comments Off 

Well, here’s the good news – we’ll only have to hear the abysmal new theme to The One Show another 249 times. Read more

The One Show

Monday, August 28, 2006 by · Comments Off 

Here we are again, inspecting the turf of post-teatime telly and kicking up the dust for traces of good play. Read more

It pays to revive Nationwide

Monday, August 14, 2006 by · Comments Off 

I’ve been waiting ages to use that headline, ever since the The One Show was announced. Unfortunately, on the evidence of tonight’s first edition, it might not have been such a profitable decision after all. It all seemed a bit, well, inconsequential, really. Anna Adams did some undercover reporting which proved that, when sitting next to someone with a noisy mobile phone on a train or in a restaurant, some people will confront them. And some won’t. Read more

That’s after your own programmes

Sunday, March 12, 2006 by · Comments Off 

As Steve pointed out before ChristmasNationwide, or something like it, is due for an experimental return to BBC1 this summer. Read more

I dunno what a folly is

Friday, December 9, 2005 by · Comments Off 

Intriguing news in this week’s Broadcast that BBC1 are to bring back Nationwide – or, at least, an hour-long magazine show between 6.30 and 7.30 containing national and local news and fronted by, it says here, “a Natasha Kaplinsky-style presenter”. Of course the main reasoning behind it is to stop the nation turning over en masse to Emmerdale at seven. Read more