Noddy goes to newstown

Yes, it’s hoaky headline Monday!

Like Doug Fisher, I missed this piece on BBC Newsnight about Channel 5 banning the noddy. It’s a nice piece (a little like a recent episode of Screenwipe, but well put together.) But why are 5 doing it?

Five news editor

(cut to interview) Because they are just cheats. It’s a small step towards installing a little bit of trust back in to news, that’s why.

So what are channel 5 doing instead? Whizz bang flashes, stretches and DVE’s! So let’s replace something that only a few editors and academics really worry about – most punters don’t care – with something that really annoys them.

Thanks for the reminder Doug.