Click for larger image Home at Six
1963
Where it all began. Home at Six introduced the news service for the North East and Cumbria in 1962. Frank Bough was the presenter. It was renamed Look North in 1964 to be presented by a young MIke Neville from Tyne Tees TV
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Late Look North
1980
This is a sound only file (mp3) of Late Look North from 1980.
 
Thanks to John Lewis for the recording and for the sketch of the slide he made at the time.
 
Does anyone have video footage of this sequence?


Look North & Late Look North
1980
Here are two more examples of this theme in use. The announcer in both cases is Tom Kilgour. The presenter of the main Look North programme is of course Mike Neville.
 
Thanks again to John Lewis for the recordings. John's sketch is pretty accurate as we can see here from these stills taken from a cinefilm recording made by Dave Baldwin in 1976


Look North
1983
Look North - with Mike Neville.
 
It's Look North with Mike Neville! Hmm, not too sure about those titles though!


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1983
Click for larger image A short clip with Mike Neville from 1983...
 
As well as reading the news Mike seems to think he can produce the programme at the same time, perhaps if he left the producing to the producers he would have known if Newcastle were playing at home or Cardiff were playing away...



Click for larger image Look North Sixty Minutes
1984
Click for larger image Look North.
 
Look North - Sixty Minutes style, complete with it's map of the North East and Cumbria.



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1984
Click for larger image Look North - with Mike Neville.
 
Mike Neville, bringing all the days news to the North East and Cumbria. Thanks to Derek Bracken for the recording.



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1985
Click for larger image Every region has it's strange set of titles. Look North (Newcastle) is no different. What's this one all about?

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1987
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Click for larger image Look North - Last Programme Broadcasting House
1988
Click for larger image BBC North East moved from its studios at Broadcasting House on New Bridge Street in Central Newcastle to a new purpose built Broadcasting Centre on Barrack Road in Fenham, Newcastle. It was quicky nicknamed 'The Pink Palace' due to is exterior and interior colour schemes!
 
BBC NE & Cumbria served 3.2 million people in 1991 and the highest viewing figures recorded between 1991 - 1992 for Look North was 0.8million people.



Look North - 1st Programme
1988
Look North with Mike Neville and Tom Kilgour. The first programme from the new Studio A at Broadcasting Centre on Monday January 18th 1988.
 
The new logo was apparently refered to by BBC Newcastle employees as the 'bacon on a plate logo'


Look North - Moving House Feature
1988
Here's Tony Baker explaining how they made the move from Brodcasting House to The Pink Palace. (Lots of behind the scenes footage here)
 
This is a 5 minute item. (6MB) Apologies for the poor recording


Look North Trail / Look North
1988
(Left Clip) Tom Kilgour here with the first trail for Look North on Monday 18th January 1988
 
(Right Clip) Wendy Gibson with a compact but perfectly formed Good Friday edition of Look North (Newcastle) from 1988. No headlines just straight to the news.


Click for larger image Lunchtime Look North
1988
Wendy Gibson with a lunchtime Look North

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Click for larger image Look North
1988
Click for larger image Look North - with Mike Neville and Simon Willis.
 
Look, no Cumbria (it's moved to BBC North West). A shortened version of the last titles.


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Look North
Mid 1980s
Look North.
 
A splendid set of titles from Newcastle highlighting the North East and Cumbria along with a splendid piece of music.


Click for larger image Late Look North
1990
Click for larger image A late Look North with Mike Neville from 1990...
 
Even Martin Lewis throws his arms up in dispair as it's time for the news and travel in your area...



Click for larger image Look North
1991 / 1992
Look North with was presented by Mike Neville and Wendy Gibson. A very upbeat piece of music in 1991 for Look North. Note the BBC North "N" logo in the top left hand corner of the titles. The titles now reflect images from the region in a camera lens.
 
Right clip - Look North from 1992

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Click for larger image Look North
1992
Click for larger image In this edition Mike introduces a special 'Europe Week' strand
 
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Click for larger image Look North - Wendy Gibson Engagement
1992
Click for larger image Wendy Gibson flashes her engagement ring which Mike Neville indicates was quite a story in the north east, probably because her fiancée was fellow BBC North East newsreader Simon Willis.

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1993
Click for larger image Look North - with Beverley Thompson.
 
The well travelled Beverley Thompson bringing the news to the North East and Cumbria. Beverley had previously worked for BBC Wales Today and BBC Points West, next was BBC South Today!


Click for larger image North News Bulletins
1993
Click for larger image A couple more bulletins here with Wendy Gibson and Steve Sutton.
 
left clip - A full 2 minute bulletin with Wendy.


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1993
Paddy Macdee
1993
Pauline Armstrong
1993
Steve Sutton
1993


Studio camera angles and other Look North reporters including Chris Eakin and Anna Botting..


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Click for larger image Look North
1995
Look North - with Mike Neville. A variation on a theme - now with a harder news theme The BBC North "N" was no longer in the titles. Cumbria had now re-joined the North East.
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Click for larger image Look North
1996
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Click for larger image North News
1996
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c1996
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Click for larger image Look North
1997
Click for larger image Look North - with Carol Malia and John Lawrence.
 
No Mike Neville, he was now with Tyne Tees. These titles come complete with another re-working of the theme music, this time more noticeable!


Look North
1999
Look North - with Carol Malia and John Lawrence.
 
No Mike Neville, he was now with Tyne Tees. These titles come complete with another re-working of the theme music, this time more noticeable!


Click for larger image Look North (Lunchtime)
1999
Click for larger image Look North - with Anne Leuchars.
 
The lunchtime bulletin from Look North, presented by Anne Leuchars, formally with ITN.


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1999
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1999
Click for larger image News, views, sport and weather with Carol Malia and John Lawrence.

Click for larger image Look North (Late Bulletin)
2000
Click for larger image Paddy McDee is the newsreader.

Click for larger image Look North
2001
The BBC News corporate look arrived in the North East in 2000
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Click for larger image Look North (Lunchtime)
2001
Look North - with Anne Leuchars. The corporate look from BBC North East & Cumbria, complete with a window overlooking the Tyne bridges in Newcastle.
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Click for larger image Look North
2001
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Click for larger image Look North Lunchtime (close)
2001
Click for larger image The end of another lunchtime bulletin from BBC North East and Cumbria.

Click for larger image Look North (Lunchtime Bulletin)
c2001
Click for larger image This clip features the open and close of the lunchtime bulletin.

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Look North
2002
Look North - with Carol Malia from 16th September 2002
 
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 North East and Cumbria.


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2004
Click for larger image plently of camera angles here from BBC NE in 2004, making the most of their big studio.
 
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Click for larger image Look North
2006
Click for larger image Here's a special set of Christmas Look North titles for December 2006 presented by Sharon Barbour

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5.10.2007
Click for larger image Carol Malia here with Look North from January 2007.
 
Carol worked initally as a radio producer for Radio Cumbria then left the BBC in 1993 for Border Television


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Click for larger image Look North
2008
Here's the first edition of the new look for April 2008 in a lunchtime Look North.
 
Sadly no new updates to the set, it remains as it was.

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Click for larger image Look North
2008
Click for larger image The opening and close of the main edition of Look North

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Click for larger image Look North Special
2009
Click for larger image A special edition on the day that the north east and the country said goodbye to Sir Bobby Robson.

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2010
Click for larger image A special edition from Whitehaven following the mass shootings which took place earlier that day.

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15.3.2011
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