Click for larger image BBC2 News Extra Close
1973
Click for larger image Newsnight on BBC2 was seven years away in 1973. But the second channel's late news tradition was already well-established, with the late bulletin known as News Extra.
 
We don't have any titles for News Extra, but here you can see David Holmes close an edition from Summer 1973. And yes, the sound is out of sync with the pictures for some reason.


Click for larger image BBC2 News Headlines
1976
Click for larger image a short clip from 1976

Click for larger image News Review
1977
BBC2's Sunday evening round-up of the week's big stories, subtitled for the deaf. The theme music was "Roadwalk" by the legendary bandleader, Syd Dale.
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Click for larger image Newsday
1977
Richard Whitmore presenting 'Newsday' BBC2's nightly news programme which aired at 7.30 between 1974 - 1978.
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Click for larger image News on 2
1977
Before Newsnight BBC2 screened a conventional news bulletin; broadcast times varied from mid-evening to late night. No special presenters, just the usual BBC news team
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Click for larger image News on 2
1977
The start and finish of tonight's late news on 2.
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Click for larger image News on 2
1978
Click for larger image With Angela Rippon, which includes a special report on the Liberal Party Conference.

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22.07.1978
Another bulletin from 1978 with Peter Woods.
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Click for larger image News 2
1979
News on 2 becomes "News 2" with the new BBC 2 logo introduced in 1979.
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Some shots from the studio and gallery


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News Review
1983
Jan Leeming reviews the week.

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1982
Click for larger image Until 1986, BBC2 broadcast an early evening five minute news summary with subtitles each weekday. Initially there was no fixed time for this bulletin but by 1984 it had settled down to a slot at around 5.30 and was the first programme of the evening. Here we present a close to a bulletin from 1982.

Click for larger image BBC 2 News
1984
Click for larger image Joan Bakewell

Examples of programme graphics


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No clips from this era at present



Click for larger image Newsnight
1982
Presented by John Tusa. Newsnight began on January 30th 1980.
 
1982 and the second set of titles for Newsnight. The main talking point - more misery on the railways as the train drivers are out on strike again.



Newsnight
1983
Newsnight presented by Peter Snow and Joan Bakewell

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1.7.1985
A full link ahead of Monday's edition of Newsnight.
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c1985
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Click for larger image News View
1986
BBC2 scrapped the Sunday evening News Review as a separate programme and incorporated it into a new Saturday evening 40 minute programme called News View.
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Click for larger image News View
1990
Click for larger image : A later edition of the programme, which was scrapped a year or so later.


Click for larger image Newsnight
1986
Click for larger image Newsnight's first computer generated titles.

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15.6.1988
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Click for larger image Newsnight
1989
right clip from 1992
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Click for larger image Newsnight
1989
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16.2.1992
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Click for larger image Newsnight
1993
Newsnight escaped the 1993 corporate BBC news look
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Click for larger image Newsnight
1996
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Click for larger image Newsnight
1996
Click for larger image Jeremy Paxman presents this edition from Bournemouth for the Tory Party Conference.

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1996
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1997
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Click for larger image Newsnight
c2001
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c2001
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Click for larger image Newsnight
2001
A new look to the programme but the music remains the same
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Newsnight
2002
Corporate looks have come and gone but Newsnight has always managed to keep its own identity. And the latest makeover is no exception - Jeremy Paxman unveiled the new set on 24th June.


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2009
On 22nd May 2006, Newsnight's graphics and set were again altered. At first, the set was shared by BBC Breakfast and BBC One's National News. However, they managed to keep it even after 21st April 2008, when the BBC News on BBC One have set changes. The Opening Titles contain the buildings and the moon. These buildings were actually flat. Aside from Jeremy Paxman, there are also other Newsnight Presenters including Martha Kearney, Kirsty Wark and Gavin Esler.
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Click for larger image Newsnight
2010
BBC2 Scotland opts out of the final 20 minutes of Newsnight but there is no insert into the title sequence of the main programme as the titles just feature the top Newsnight story.
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Click for larger image Newsnight At 30
2010
Click for larger image To mark the 30th anniversary, Jeremy Paxman introduced this special Saturday night programme. The titles feature a montage of the programme's various title sequences.

Click for larger image Newsnight - Last Broadcast from BBC TVC
12.10.2012
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15.10.2012
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