Post by krw Post by Dumrat Post by Birthday Monitor
Birthday News for today, 26 July: Sipho Madikane.
Seeing this made me think how much better things were under the
much-maligned-at-the-time Beetle. How many editors has TA been through
since she retired? How many ridiculous story-lines leading nowhere,
forgotten characters and personality transplants have there been since
then, with "Continuity" depending on a new editor rather than Ambridge
Stand-in 1 - might have been Alison Hindell - not sure
Stand-in 2 - Alison Hindell
Stand-in 3 - Alison Hindell
Jeremy Howe (but for how much longer?).
During 2012, Vanessa Whitburn took a sabbatical and was replaced
temporarily by John Yorke, for about 4 months.
In 2013 she left and Julie Beckett took over for 24 weeks, until Sean
In 2016 he left (after 2 years and 9 months) and Alison Hindell took the
reins for 15 weeks, until Huw Kennair-Jones became editor at the start
He lasted 14 months, then Alison Hindell returned for another 36 weeks,
until Jeremy Howe took his turn as editor, late in 2018. He has done
about 39 weeks so far. As a permanent appointee, I would hope that he
could manage a little longer yet.