To think the BBC should have put the Paralympic team returning first on the news like the Olympic team?

(41 Posts)
AGreatBigWorld Tue 20-Sep-16 14:29:28

When the Olympic team returned they were the first thing on the One o clock news. When the Paralympic team returned it wasn't on till 1.20pm. It seems so unfair!

MrsTerryPratchett Tue 20-Sep-16 14:32:28

I agree. Especially as some of them are massively better than the Olympians!

MrsJayy Tue 20-Sep-16 14:34:40

Was like 1 of those aww feel good stories wasn't it annoyed me to considering paraGB did better than olympic GB

AGreatBigWorld Tue 20-Sep-16 15:00:56

To me it made me feel that the BBC didn't think they were as important which of course they are! angry

PurpleDaisies Tue 20-Sep-16 15:01:55

I wonder if it was linked to the main Paralympic broadcaster bring channel four.

PigletWasPoohsFriend Tue 20-Sep-16 15:03:42

I wonder if it was linked to the main Paralympic broadcaster bring channel four.

^ this.

Chanel 4 didn't run hpurs of programmes about the Olympians coming home either.

I think you'll find it's down to who has tv rights etc.

DiegeticMuch Tue 20-Sep-16 15:03:55

Absolute Radio led with this story on their lunchtime bulletin, which was pleasing.

phillipp Tue 20-Sep-16 15:15:15

It was on ITV this morning. They had a correspondent at the airport.

I believe the Paralympic team landed much earlier in the day than the Olympic team did. That may account for why it wasn't on the lunchtime news.

Then add in the fact that it wasn't on BBC so they won't really give it much coverage. Like channel four didn't when it was the olympics.

Did you see the early morning BBC news?

AGreatBigWorld Tue 20-Sep-16 15:19:41

I did wonder about whether it was to do with the broadasting rights
It should still have been first on the news!!

TimeIhadaNameChange Tue 20-Sep-16 15:44:53

There was a fair amount of coverage on BBC Breakfast this morning.

PikachuSayBoo Tue 20-Sep-16 15:47:47

Itt was massive on bbc breakfast this morning. They were tracking the plane on flight radar, interviewing fans and pundits waiting at the airport, interviewing Johhny peacock in the studio.

ohgoodlordthatsmoist Tue 20-Sep-16 15:48:26

Was it not the case that when the Olympians came back it was a bit of Non news day, a bit like when then headlines are a recent survey has shown xxxxx

Well done to all athletes though.

MrsJayy Tue 20-Sep-16 15:49:23

Pp are probably right its more to do with broadcasting rights

GirlOverboard Tue 20-Sep-16 15:50:38

Maybe it was a quieter news day when the Olympians returned? I certainly don't think the Paralympians should be given the top slot just because the Olympians were. That's not how the news works.

Aeroflotgirl Tue 20-Sep-16 15:51:57

I definitely think that the Paralympic team were way better than their mainstream counterparts, they were absolutely awsome! I was very disappointed with the tv coveredge of it, I turned onto BBC at the time they would be landing, no broadcasting. None from the other channels, whereas the other Olympics, it was everywhere.

LikeDylanInTheMovies Tue 20-Sep-16 15:52:34

To be fair, Olympians or Paralympians getting on a plane and getting off at the end shouldn't be headline news. The games have finished, I think we can take it as read that they'd get home somehow.

PurpleDaisies Tue 20-Sep-16 15:54:50

I definitely think that the Paralympic team were way better than their mainstream counterparts, they were absolutely awsome! I was very disappointed with the tv coverage of it

Do you mean the homecoming or the whole games? I thought changed four did an excellent job again.

Aeroflotgirl Tue 20-Sep-16 15:56:56

No the coverage of the whole games was really good, and Team GB Paralympic team were amazing and awsome. The homecoming coverage was disappointing. I tried to You tube it, nothing, there is lots on the mainstream Olympic Team homecoming, bloody disgraceful!

PansyGiraffe Tue 20-Sep-16 15:58:42

I thought Channel 4 did a great job over the Games. I <3 Clare Balding.

I think what's going on in Syria today is more important than some sportspeople getting off a plane, whether they are able-bodied or not.

BarbarianMum Tue 20-Sep-16 15:59:11

If you are complaining that the return of the paralympic team had to give way to reports of a Syrian aid convoy being bombed then yes YAB v fucking U. What was the lead story?

PurpleDaisies Tue 20-Sep-16 16:03:36

I think what's going on in Syria today is more important than some sportspeople getting off a plane, whether they are able-bodied or not.

I agree wholeheartedly. I missed the lunchtime news today-was that the lead? I'd be amazed if any athlete would want to be lead story regardless of what else is going on in the world.

AGreatBigWorld Tue 20-Sep-16 16:06:41

I missed the first story as i hadnt got home from work!

PurpleDaisies Tue 20-Sep-16 16:11:05

On the website it's the second story behind the bombed aid convoy-as it should be.

UsernameHistory Tue 20-Sep-16 16:14:02

I definitely think that the Paralympic team were way better than their mainstream counterparts

Why?

MoreCoffeeNow Tue 20-Sep-16 16:19:07

I'm even less interested in the Paralympics than the Olympics - both should be way down the news bulletin, imo. As should all sport.

Sick of all the sport coverage over the summer. <grump>

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