Primetime camera, Simon White, joined the ITV Yorkshire team to make history this weekend when ITV’s Calendar and BBC Look North joined forces to co-present their shows during the Great Get Together weekend, on the anniversary of the murder of Labour MP Jo Cox. The weekend was planned by Jo’s husband Brendan Cox, who welcomed the initiative of the joint programmes which saw Christine Talbot lead with BBC’s Harry Gration, the first time in Calendar’s 49 year history.
“Jo was a big fan of both Look North and Calendar. You might say she had to be as an MP in the region! But she knew about the importance of communication and your programmes have been keeping Yorkshire informed for almost half a century. That you should come together in this way is very heart warming.” Brendan Cox [from ITV source]
The programmes were beamed live from Birstall Market Place, where one of the lead events was taking place. June 16th will be one year to the day since Jo’s murder, and over 100,000 events are planned for the weekend 16-18th June, many of which are taking place within her home constituency of Batley and Spen.
To find out more about this event please visit the ITV Yorkshire website.