Click for larger image Look North
1960s
Click for larger image The BBC North Region we know today was born in 1968. The news magazine programme was named Look North, not to be confused with the other BBC news magazine from Newcastle called Look North! Early presenters included Barry Chambers and Philip Hayton, with Harry Gration arriving in 1982. These are the titles for the new Leeds edition of Look North. Introduced in 1968.


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1974
Look North - with Michael Cooke and David Lucas.
 
Look North with Nationwide, two programmes for the price of one! All this and an appearance by Frank Bough and Jimmy Hill, telling us what's coming up later, can't wait!

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1970s
Look North.
 
Complete with the Nationwide music, it's Look North from the 1970's.

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Nationwide - Look North
1979
Look North - with Mike Smart and Tim Ewart.
 
Look North, again adopting the Nationwide titles. Doesn't John Stapleton look young?



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1980s
Click for larger image Look North - with Ken Cooper.
 
If you didn't know where the North was, you do now! Good use of motorway signs by BBC North from the early 1980's.



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1984
Click for larger image Look North - with Harry Gration and Judith Stamper.
 
Look North was given the Sixty Minutes treatment in 1983. It adopted the 'standard' Sixty Minutes regional title sequence and studio. A forerunner of things to come?


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Click for larger image Look North Saturday
1984
Click for larger image Look North Saturday - with Michael Cooke.
 
A Saturday sports roundup from Look North. Michael Cooke was one of the main presenter of Look North during the 1970's.



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1985
Click for larger image Look North - with John Thirwell and Judith Stamper.
 
With the demise of Sixty Minutes, Look North adopted it's first computer generated titles in 1984.


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1985
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1986
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1987
Look North - with Judith Stamper and Harry Gration.
 
A couple of years later and more relaxed look to Look North. Gone was desk, in came the sofa. The title sequence was also given an overhaul.

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Click for larger image Look North Saturday
1987
Michael Cooke continued to host the Saturday teatime regional sports news bulletin through the 1980s. The late Brian Baines read the news headlines on the Saturday programme in addition to his continuity duties.
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Click for larger image Look North Trail
1987
Click for larger image The 20-second 5.59pm trail for Look North.

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1987
Click for larger image Another example of the trail for the main edition of Look North which begins at Six Thirty Five.

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1987
Click for larger image Ending the week with Harry and Judith with Harry not being convinced if people had enjoyed the week's programmes, probably because he has to work on the forthcoming bank holiday Monday.

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Click for larger image Look North - New set preview
1988
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1988
BBC Leeds retained its dual set from the previous look with the desk for serious news and the sofa for lighter items.
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1988
Click for larger image Look North went to town to mark its 20th anniversary with a week of features. This clip looks at how news reports were filmed and edited and how this has changed over the 20 years.

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1988
Click for larger image Tonight's look back is a 'Where Are They Now' feature. Among the presenters who cut their teeth at BBC Leeds are Phillip Hayton, Jeremy Thompson and Mike Smart.

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1988
Click for larger image The celebrations are rounded off by the customary bloppers collection.

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1989
Click for larger image Look North - with Peter Levy.
 
Peter Levy with a late Look North bulletin in 1989.


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1989
Click for larger image Angela Diffley with Look North news


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1990
Look North - with Harry Gration and Judith Stamper.
 
A new set of titles and a new set for Look North in 1990. Gone was the sofa, replaced by a more formal look.
 
right clip - higher quality capture of the opening titles


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c1990
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1990
Sue Wilkins with the late Look North bulletin in 1990.
 
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1993
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1996
Click for larger image Look North - with Mike McCarthy and Sophie Raworth.
 
With Harry and Judith gone a new presenting team of Mike McCarthy and Sophie Raworth was introduced to Look North.


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11.4.1997
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11.4.1997
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1997
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1997
Click for larger image Only one day to go until the new Look North!

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1997
Click for larger image Look North - with Mike McCarthy and Clare Frisby. Monday 6th October 1997 saw a new Look North. A new set and new titles, complete with the new BBC logo and a very big N, were introduced.
 
Right clip - higher quality capture of the titles


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Look North (Bulletins)
1999
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1997
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1999
Click for larger image The lunchtime weather bulletin and the end of today's edition of the Peter and Paul show with Peter showing off his new line in ovengloves - brilliant!

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1999
Click for larger image Ian White hosts the late night bulletin and here we present the entire bulletin.

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1999
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1999
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1999
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2000
Look North - with Clare Frisby and Harry Gration.
 
Monday 10th April 2000 saw the new BBC regional corporate look arrive in Leeds.


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c2000
Peter Levy with a lunchtime edition.
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c2000

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c2000
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Click for larger image Look North (Bulletin)
2000
Click for larger image Dean Pepell presents a Saturday edition.

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2000
Click for larger image Ian White presents the late evening bulletin.

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2000
Click for larger image Ian White gets the Sunday shift this week as he presents the Sunday teatime five minute bulletin.

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3.9.2001
Click for larger image Look North - Trail.
 
So what's happening on Monday 3rd September then?


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3.9.2001
Click for larger image Look North - with Christa Ackroyd and Harry Gration.
 
Yes, can you believe it, Look North with Christa Ackroyd! It happened on Monday 3rd September 2001, here's that first programme.


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2001
Here's 2 higher quality captures a couple weeks later from 20th September 2001
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2001
Charlotte Doney presents this edition of the late evening round-up.
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2001
Harry is joined by Cathy Killick for the news in your area.
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2001
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Click for larger image Look North - 50 Years Broadcasting Feature
12th October 2001
Click for larger image The BBC started broadcasting to the North of England from the Holme Moss transmitter on 12th October 1951. BBC Leeds weren't going to let this anniversary go unnoticed and so Ian White produced this item for Look North.

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Look North
2002
Look North - with Christa Ackroyd and Ian White.
 
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 across Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.


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25th March 2003
Click for larger image BBC Leeds started broadcasting their own edition of Look North on 25th March 1968. This was their 35th Anniversary item. A film piece was followed by an interview with Brian Baines and the cutting of a cake. Such extravagance!
 
There are further details on the Look North website: www.bbc.co.uk/westyorkshire


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2004
Click for larger image Look North - with Claire Frisby.
 
April 2004 and the backdrop of Leeds is no more at Breakfast.


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2004
Look North - with Claire Frisby. Monday 5th April 2004 saw Look North Leeds adopt a slight variation of the familiar BBC London News music, well a mixture of new music and the old headline bed!
 
Why the strange beats at Lunchtime and not at other times?

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2004
Click for larger image Look North - with Ian White.
 
A shortened version of the titles for the mid afternoon bulletin presented by a rather casual Ian White. Who needs a chair anyway!


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2004
Look North - with Christa Ackroyd and Harry Gration.
 
The main edition of Look North sports yet another variation of the BBC London News music. It's nearly there but just misses with the sting at the end! Oh and it's still the old headline bed.
 
Still the old set though!

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Friday 24th September saw the final main edition of Look North to be broadcast from the BBC studios in Woodhouse lane in Leeds.


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2004
Click for larger image Look North - with Clare Frisby 24th September 2004
 
A special look behind the scenes by Claire starts the "celebrations".


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2004
Click for larger image Look North - with Ian White.
 
Make the most it, no more standing for Ian from Monday!


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2004
Click for larger image Look North - with Harry Gration, Christa Ackroyd, Judith Stamper, Ken Cooper, Brian Baines, Sue Wilkins and Sophie Raworth.

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2004
Click for larger image What a line of presenters eh! The last main edition of Look North from Woodhouse Lane, quite emotional really.

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2004
Click for larger image Look North - with Ian White.

Look North (Saturday)
2004
Look North Saturday 25th September 2004 - with John Boyd.

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2004
Look North Sunday 26th September 2004 - with Ian White.
 
So that's it then as Ian White finally turns the light out on Woodhouse Lane after 30 years of Look North!


Monday 27th September 2004 saw BBC Yorkshire broadcast the first edition of Look North from it's new broadcast centre in St Peter's Square. The move was part of the BBC's aim to get closer to the viewers.


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2004
Click for larger image Look North - Clare Frisby.
 
Breakfast gave us the first glance of the new set, well sort of!


Look North Lunchtime with Clare Frisby. That's more like it, a proper look at the new set and the new titles, plus a quick look behind the scenes. Not to sure about the large screen and where has Leeds gone?!?


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2004
Moving Feature
2004
Look North (Close)
2004


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2004
Click for larger image Look North - Ian White.
 
Mo more standing up for Ian!


Look North - with Christa Ackroyd and Harry Gration. Welcome to Look North from BBC Yorkshire's brand new home. The first main edition of Look North from St Peter's Square at the heart of Leeds city centre. Take a look at the move from Woodhouse Lane with Tom Ingle and a look behind the scenes at St Peter's Square with Kathy Killick. Plus a nice long close!


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2004
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2004
Look North (Close)
2004


Ian wraps up the first day of programmes from BBC Yorkshire's new home, with a little help from Paul Hudson.


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2004
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2004
Look North (Close)
2004


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2006
Click for larger image Claire Frisby with a Breakfast Look North from 2006

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2006
Another Look North opening and closing from December 2006...
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Click for larger image Look North (Lunchtime)
2008
The BBC corporate 'all white' look designed by Lambie Nairn was introduced on 21st April 2008.
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2008
The main evening programme with Ian White and Christa Ackroyd.
 
Look North's set has also had a bit of a makeover, to match the national newsroom feel with etched graphics

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17.3.2011
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17.3.2011
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