Click for larger image BBC Mid-Day News
1977
right clip - from 11th February 1977 a closing sequence from the same year, but a different programme
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Click for larger image BBC Mid-Day News
1980
Click for larger image Presented by Richard Baker
 
Prior to 1981, the BBC's midday news bulletin was a mere 15-minute effort before Pebble Mill At One. It was also the first BBC1 programme of the day when there were no Schools programmes. In this edition, Richard has some sad news to pass on.


Click for larger image BBC Mid-Day News
1980
The music at the start of the clip indicates that BBC1 was coming out of a trade test transmission. We always had 30 seconds of the clock before the start of the lunchtime news and this time is used to preview Pebble Mill At One.
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Examples of programme content graphics


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Click for larger image BBC News After Noon
20.05.1983
BBC News After Noon was introduced in 1981 together with the new look BBC News. The half hour programme started at 12.30.
 
This clip is from May 1983, presented by Richard Whitmore and Anne Diamond. An extended edition from the 1983 election campaign. Who would have imagined Anne Diamond reading the BBC network news? Well, here's the proof! She is assisted by Richard Whitmore.

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BBC News After Noon
1983
Another extended edition from the 1983 election campaign. Anne Diamond with Richard Whitmore who, at one point, isn't sure which camera he should be looking at!

Click for larger image BBC News After Noon
13.5.1985
Presented by Richard Whitmore and Frances Coverdale. The aftermath of the Bradford fire; police believe smoke bombs may be the cause.
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Click for larger image BBC News After Noon
1985
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BBC News After Noon
1986
Presented by Richard Whitmore and Sue Carpenter.
 
An edition from 1986. The BBC replaced red with blue in news titles from 1985, but the music remained the same.


Click for larger image BBC News After Noon - Last Edition
1986
The start and finish of the final edition of News After Noon. Thefirst few moments of the left clip shows the final two seconds of the last ever BBC1 daytime Ceefax transmission and the right clip includes an introduction to the new One O'clock News which launches with the new BBC1 daytime schedule on Monday.
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Click for larger image One O'Clock News - First Edition
1986
News After Noon was dropped on the 27th October 1986 when BBC1 adopted a daytime schedule. In its place was the half-hour One O'Clock News, anchored by just one presenter, instead of two. This clip is from the early days with Martyn Lewis presenting who was poached from ITN.
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Click for larger image One O'Clock News
1986
Another start of programme sequence from an early edition of the One O'clock News.
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Click for larger image Open Air Feature
1987
Click for larger image Open Air was the flagship programme of the new daytime service and this edition, the penultimate episode of the programme's first of what was to be four seasons, focused on the BBC's news output with guest Sue Lawley, who was the lead Six O'clock News presenter in 1987. The clip features preparations for the coming lunchtime bulletin, which begins in six minutes time.

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1987
Philip Hayton look over as lead presenter in 1987.
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Click for larger image One O'clock News
1989
Click for larger image The latest events from Ramsey Street follows the latest events from around the world

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1991
Phillip Hayton takes a drink of water as he prepares to present this edition of the One O'Clock News.
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Click for larger image One O'clock News
1992
Click for larger image Open and close from the One O'Clock News

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Click for larger image BBC One O'clock News
1993
This is the first programme from 13th April 1993 when all of BBC News was given a coherent look.
 
A bold CGI logo of the BBC corporate shield logo would fly back to reveal the presenters in the new virtual - reality studio.

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Click for larger image BBC 1 O'Clock News
1998
Click for larger image Justin Webb is the anchor of this edition of BBC1's lunchtime news programme. Note the BBC1 logo is in the top left of the screen meaning that this clip was recorded from the very early days of digital broadcasting.

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Click for larger image BBC News at 1 O'Clock
2000
The cold hard news blue was replaced by creams, oranges and reds designed by Lambie-Nairn. This was also the first time the familiar beeps and drums theme composed by David Lowe was first introduced. Anna Ford left the 6 O'Clock News to become the 1's main anchor.
 
Widescreen was first introduced on 2nd October 2000.

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Click for larger image BBC News at 1 O'Clock
2001
With Anna Ford. The introduction includes former Krypton Factor host Gordon Burns with the north west headlines.
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In January 2003 a brand new set was introduced with a virtual newsroom of monitors, desks and screens.


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BBC News at 1 O'Clock
2004
Presented by Anna Ford.
 
Brand new titles for all the main bulletins from Monday 16 February. This adopted the design News 24 had been using since the end of last year and the music got a remix to boot. Apart from that it was business as usual, with no changes to the set.


BBC News at 1 O'Clock - Death Pope
04.04.2005
Presented by Anna Ford.
 
Following the Pope's passing on Saturday 02 April, thousands of pilgrims are now gathering in St Peter's Square as the Pope's body begins its public period of lying in state.



Click for larger image BBC News at 1 O'clock
2007
On the 2nd May 2006, all BBC News titles were refreshed with this more glossier CGI look. A new spacious set was also introduced, featuring a vast video wall, allowing the studio to now be shared by BBC Breakfast.
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Click for larger image BBC News at 1 O'Clock
2007
22nd January 2007 another updated look
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Click for larger image BBC News at 1 O'Clock
2007
The regional headlines are incorporated into the start of the bulletin, here from BBC London.
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Examples of aston straps


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Click for larger image BBC News at 1
2008
Presented by Kate Silverton.
 
Coming just 14 months after the previous BBC News makeover, a more radical rebrand of the entire BBC News operation saw a new opening for the lunchtime bulletin plus some tweaks to the set. Gill Sans was also returned as the typeface for on-screen captions.

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Click for larger image BBC News at 1 - Last broadcast from TVC
13.3.2013
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Click for larger image BBC News at 1
18.3.2013
Click for larger image Television history is made as the BBC News at 1 becomes the first television news broadcast to come from the BBC's new newsroom in central London at New Broadcasting House.

Click for larger image BBC News at 1 - Broadcasting House Feature
18.3.2013
Click for larger image Nick Higham gives us a look behind the scenes in Europes largest multimedia newsroom

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