ATV Today – News In Brief
News in brief from ATV Today, including the lastest on ITV and RTE’s drama Father and Son, gloomy outlook for Sky News’ weather faces and a summer with Ruth and Eamonn on ITV Daytime.
ITV’s Father and Son stripped across week
New ITV drama, in co-production with Irish broadcaster RTE will air the four part drama over four consecutive nights. The crime thriller centres around inner city crime in the UK and Ireland. The series aired in Ireland last year. It is expected to begin on Monday 7th June.
Holmes and Langsford front summer This Morning
ITV have announced that Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford will present This Morning during the summer period while main presenters Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby are off on their summer holidays. No details have been released as to who will fill the Friday presenting duties which Holmes and Langsford currently do.
A gloomy outlook for Sky News weather
Reports last week from the Media Guardian that Sky News are planning to ditch weather presenters, opting instead for news presenters to do the bulletin instead.
A Sky News spokesman said : “The way of presenting weather on TV hasn’t fundamentally changed in 30 years. Sky News is a multi-platform service and, as people choose to access weather information in different ways, we believe we can serve viewers better through a combination of headline forecasts from our news presenters and information on our online and mobile services. On Sky News HD, detailed weather information will be given on the HD panels. One exception is the Sunrise programme where weather presenters are part of its friendly character and style.”