BBC News presenter David Eades concludes the latest edition of newspaper review ‘The Papers’
“All I can say now is thanks for watching,” BBC News presenter David Eades concludes the latest edition of ‘The Papers’ newspaper review as the evening program is canceled ahead of the channel merger
- The forward view of the following day’s newspaper has now been removed
- BBC presenters gave it glowing praise after the final edition was released
- Clive Myrie said it was a ‘late night chat with the smartest people around’
- Martin Croxall said the paper review had been likened to a “Paris salon”.
The site tuned in to BBC News’ The Papers review last night as it hosted its latest edition after it was scrapped amid a cost-cutting campaign and political controversy.
Presenter David Eades chaired the 18-minute segment, which took a nightly look at the following day’s physical newspaper editions.
He was joined via video call by Huffpost UK Politics Editor Kevin Schofield and Politics Home Politics Reporter Eleanor Langford to offer their take on stories.
The show was canceled after the BBC announced it would be merging BBC News channel and BBC World News channel into a single 24-hour offering.
The segment had recently been in hot water following presenter Martine Croxall’s Boris reaction
A total of 70 jobs are at risk and it has been reported that 14 current presentation roles will be cut to just five.
The last issue concluded a decade of analysis of newspaper front pages and articles.
Former presenter Martin Croxall mourned his departure, adding: “It was great fun presenting BBC Papers when it started back in 2013 alongside Clive Myrie.
“We have Sam Taylor to thank for starting it when we moved away from TV Centre.”
A total of 70 BBC jobs are at risk and it has been reported that 14 current presenter roles will be cut to just five
BBC presenters praised the program as it aired its final segment last night
Martin Croxall said the show, which discussed papers, has been likened to a Paris salon
She added: “Anne Ashworth always said it was like a Parisian salon where big ideas were discussed.
“Mihir Bose said he forgot we were on TV because it was so relaxed. Like chatting at home.«
Croxall was memorably chastised by bosses after celebrating Boris Johnson’s withdrawal from the last Tory leadership contest.
She was briefly taken off the air after responding by saying, “Well, that’s all very exciting, isn’t it?” and added: “May I be so happy? Well I am.’
Clive Myrie added: “An era comes to an end tonight as the final edition of The Papers airs on the BBC News Channel.
“At one point, this show had more viewers than Newsnight and was consistently the most-watched show on the channel by a country mile.
“It was about the newspapers in a way, but I always saw it as a late-night chat with the smartest people around, poking fun at the big issues.
“I had a whiskey, the guests had their drink and we talked late into the night! I’m sure Martine Croxall imagined she had a very nice Pinot.’
Fan Jonathan Neil-Smith said on Twitter: “I’m sorry it’s going. Was usually a refreshing topical talk prompted by the front pages.
“Maybe you need to do some creative thinking about how to retain some of this stimulating input.
“Must have been pretty economical given the use of online facilities.”
The BBC said in a statement ahead of The Papers’ closure: “As part of these changes there will be some schedule changes and some articles may be postponed or made available in different ways across the BBC channels.”
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