BBC News

I’ve gotten into a habit of synchronising my lunch with the 1’o’clock BBC News, and after a few weeks you can almost predict what they’ll be showing when. For example, at roughly 1:16pm you can be sure that they’ll begin some kind of lighthearted piece that is accompanied by suitably cheesy music, unlike all the other taped segments. Today there was something by the BBC’s Family Correspondent (‘Family Correspondent?’ I remarked to myself. ‘What on Earth does a family correspondent do all day, stay at home or something?’).

This won’t be new to most of you, but BBC News is impressively international in its scope; I’d say that at least a quarter of each programme doesn’t touch on the UK at all. It’s a pleasing change from the news I saw in America.

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