BBC East was born in 1959, broadcasting to the Eastern Counties, based at it's studios in Norwich.
 
Presenters of Look East have included : Christopher Trace (Blue Peter), Ian Masters, Judi Lines, Stewart White (still there), Susan Osman (BBC Points West), Michele Newman (Central News West) and Penny Bustin (BBC Look North).



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1976
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1977
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1979
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1979
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1980
Click for larger image Look East - with Ian Masters and Judi Lines.
 
This is what happens when you don't quite opt out in time!


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1983
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Click for larger image Judi Lines Selft Opt Desk
1983
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Look East Sixty Minutes. Unfortunately no clips at present


Look East
1984
Post Sixty Minutes Look East from 1984.
 
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1986
Click for larger image Look East - with Stewart White and Michele Newman.

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1988

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Look East
1991
Look East - with Stewart White and Penny Bustin. Hmm, well, different! Look East just got bolder with a crashing cube. Points of View viewers voted it the worst Regional News theme at the time!
 
Right clip - the lunchtime bulletinwith Judith Dingley from the BBC in the Eastern Counties from 1990. At this point in time the short bulletins did not have a title sequence.



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c1991

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Look North
1991
Look East - with Stewart White and Claire Bishop. A very blue look from Look East. I actually like these titles, controversial or what!
 
Right clip - Look East Lunchtime News - with Tom Edwards. Looks familiar? Yes, it's former Thames Television announcer Tom Edwards, with the Lunchtime Bulletin from Look East in 1992.


Look North - Lunchtime News
1991
Look East Lunchtime News - with Tom Edwards. Looks familiar? Yes, it's former Thames Television announcer Tom Edwards, with the Lunchtime Bulletin from Look East in 1992.

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1993
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1993
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1995
Look East with Penny Bustin. Another new look for Look East in 1993. Described by a certain Journalist at BBC East as a "Turkey". What more can you say!
 
Single presentation was introduced in 1995 from Look East. It also brought a more refined version of the titles and a much better set!

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1995
Click for larger image Look East - with Jayne Evans.
 
The Lunchtime bulletin from Look East in 1995.


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31.8.1994
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1995
Kim Riley and Jayne Evans bid farewell with a festive arrangement of Guy Michelmore's theme.
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1997
Click for larger image Look East - with Madeline Holt and Kim Riley. Gyroscopic titles from Look East, introduced in 1995. Don't know about the desk though, I guess BBC East wasn't sure either, it was soon changed!

Look East - Close Up
1997
Look East Close Up - with Steve Taschini. Introduced in 1997, Close Up is an opt within Look East for viewers in the West of the region. It's broadcast from the Sandy Transmitter.

Look East Lunchtime
1997
Look East - with Carol Bundock.
 
The Lunchtime Bulletin from Look East in 1997.


Look East Breakfast
1999
Look East - with Gill Higgins.
 
A Breakfast bulletin from Look East in 1999. Check out the way the titles fade to the Look East studio during the music.


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1999

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2000
Click for larger image Look East Close Up - Fiona Mills with the news for the west of the region.

Look East Afternoon Bulletin
1999
Look East - with Kim Riley.
 
A short bulletin from Look East in 1999.


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2000

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2000

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2000
Click for larger image Look East - with Stewart White and Susie Fowler-Watt.
 
The end of another programme on Friday 2nd June 2000. Not quite. In readiness for the new look, the set get's dismantled. On Air!



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5.6.2000
Click for larger image The first broadcast of the new corporate look for Look East

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5.6.2000

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5.6.2000
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5.6.2000
Look East - with Stewart White and Susie Fowler-Watt. The Corporate look arrived at Look East on Monday 5th June 2000. Can't help but notice how snug the studio looks.
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5.6.2000
From Cambridge, Close Up, bringing all the latest news to the West of the region. The Cambridge set looks just as big as the Norwich one!
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2000
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2000
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Look East
2002
Look East - with Stewart White and Susie Fowler-Watt.
 
A new variation of the familiar corporate look was introduced across the BBC English Regions on Monday 16th September 2002. This is how it looked in the East.


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2003
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2003
Click for larger image Monday 29th September 2003 saw the move of BBC Look East to the new "Forum" development in Norwich. Stuart presents the first bulletin from the new building at lunchtime.

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2003
Look East - with Stewart White and Susie Fowler-Watt.
 
As well as a new set a new set of titles were also introduced, bearing a striking resemblance to BBC LDN! Nice shots of the "Forum" and the new Look East newsroom.

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2008
Another opening and close from April 2008
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2008
In April 2008, the BBC introduced a new 'all white' look across BBC News, this is how it looks in the East
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2008
The opening and close of the main evening programme
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2009
On 7th December 2009, BBC Look East was revamped with new sets both in Norwich and Cambridge designed by Chris Webster
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2009
The Cambridge sub-opt late bulletin from Look East
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