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1985
Click for larger image The burgundy striped idents are changed to blue, and a new studio set is introduced

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1985
Click for larger image Bank Holiday Monday open and close using this new style set.

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1985
Click for larger image Christmas 1985

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c1985
Click for larger image A Sunday teatime bulletin with Jan Leeming.

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25.12.1986
Click for larger image Presented by Jan Leeming.
 
The evening bulletin on Christmas Day. A tanker runs into difficulties off Iceland, and the Queen calls for peace in her Christmas message.


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1987
Click for larger image Just before closedown, Nicholas Witchell has an update on the unfolding Zeebrugge ferry tragedy. The Herald of Free Enterprise has capsized; rescue efforts are continuing.

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8.5.1987
Click for larger image Andrew Harvey introduces a news report about a gun battle in Northern Ireland. The News Report was broadcast at closedown so Andrew Harvey points viewers to Radio 2's overnight hourly news bulletins for further updates.

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1987
Click for larger image A Saturday evening bulletin of news and sport with Moira Stuart and David Icke.

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1988
Click for larger image Moira Stuart and David Icke present the Saturday evening news and sport on the day that the Crazy Gang upset all the odds at the FA Cup Final.

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1988
Click for larger image Laurie Mayer with the news from 1988

Various shots from the studio, plus a couple of behind the scenes shots


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Examples of news graphics


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c1987
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1987
Click for larger image Richard Whitmore and Moira Stuart were the main presenters of the BBC's daytime headlines service. The strapline for these news bulletins was "from the newsroom the main stories at..." This clip comes from May 1987 and on this day the main parties launched the manifestoes for the forthcoming general election. These manifestoes were likely to be the main topic of the programme which followed the bulletins, 'Election Call,' which the BBC Wales announcer mentions in her introduction to the bulletin.

Click for larger image BBC News Summary
1987
Click for larger image A major plank of the BBC's new daytime service in 1986 was the provision of hourly news summaries, including weather and regional headlines. The summaries were shown on BBC1 until lunchtime, after which they moved to BBC2. Sadly, the summaries disintegrated during the 1990s and are now superfluous in this era of BBC News 24.
 
Moira Stewart presents this morning summary, with graphics based on Breakfast News.


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1987
Click for larger image Moira Stewart presents this afternoon summary, with graphics based on the One O'Clock News.

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1988
Click for larger image With Laurie Mayer. Another example of the 9am news summary using the Breakfast Time graphics. All other summaries used the One O'Clock News graphics, minus the 1.

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1988
Click for larger image Lisa Davidson from the newsroom with the main stories at midday.

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1988
Click for larger image Another bulletin again with Lisa Davidson.

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1989
Click for larger image Chris Lowe with a news summary.

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