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ITV Calendar and BBC Look North join together for broadcast in memory of Jo Cox

A weekend of events are planned to mark a year since the murder of Jo Cox MP Credit: Family photo

ITV Calendar is to join up with fellow regional new programme BBC Look North for the first time ever, to report on this weekend’s Great Get Together events in memory of murdered Yorkshire MP Jo Cox.

This Friday marks one year since the Batley and Spen MP was murdered. Hundreds of thousands of events are expected to take place nationally as part of the Great Get Together campaign, launched in Jo Cox’s name.

Harry Gration and Christine Talbot will join up to report on this weekend’s Great Get Together events Credit: ITV News / BBC Look North

Christine Talbot from Calendar and Harry Gration from Look North will broadcast together from Birstall Market Place on both ITV (6pm) and BBC One (6.30pm) where one of the events will take place. This is the first time it has been done in the programmes’ 49 year history.

“We are really looking forward to getting ITV Calendar and BBC Look North together for a joint broadcast on Friday. BBC presenter Harry Gration and I have been friends for many years but it will be a great pleasure to share a screen with him and his team on Friday evening.”

– Christine Talbot, ITV Calendar

“I’m really excited to be teaming up with Christine and the team at Calendar. It’s the first time I’ll present on ITV, which feels a bit strange, but it’s great to join forces to report on these events taking place.”

– Harry Gration, BBC Look North

Brendan Cox, Jo’s husband, welcomed the initiative:

“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

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