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itsrobert6,366 posts since 23 Mar 2001
Granada North West Today
Here are some interesting videos I've just found - probably one of the only times Peter ever presented from BBC World. This was a joint weekend in October 2003 in the run up to the December 2003 relaunch of BBC News 24 and BBC World. The end of the bulletin features one of Sissons' trademark cock-ups during his 24-hour news days!

Intro: https://up.metropol247.co.uk/itsrobert/BBC%20News%20(Peter%20Sissons)%20Intro%202.rm
Quarter heads: https://up.metropol247.co.uk/itsrobert/BBC%20News%20(Peter%20Sissons)%20Headlines%202.rm
Close: https://up.metropol247.co.uk/itsrobert/BBC%20News%20(Peter%20Sissons)%20Close%202.rm
Half hour: https://up.metropol247.co.uk/itsrobert/BBC%20News%20(Peter%20Sissons)%20Half%20Hour.rm
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Rolling News845 posts since 27 Dec 2015
Central (East) East Midlands Today
Here are some interesting videos I've just found - probably one of the only times Peter ever presented from BBC World. This was a joint weekend in October 2003 in the run up to the December 2003 relaunch of BBC News 24 and BBC World. The end of the bulletin features one of Sissons' trademark cock-ups during his 24-hour news days!

Intro: https://up.metropol247.co.uk/itsrobert/BBC%20News%20(Peter%20Sissons)%20Intro%202.rm
Quarter heads: https://up.metropol247.co.uk/itsrobert/BBC%20News%20(Peter%20Sissons)%20Headlines%202.rm
Close: https://up.metropol247.co.uk/itsrobert/BBC%20News%20(Peter%20Sissons)%20Close%202.rm
Half hour: https://up.metropol247.co.uk/itsrobert/BBC%20News%20(Peter%20Sissons)%20Half%20Hour.rm

Interesting in those videos when he was simulcasting with World he was flawless, yet as soon as News 24 went its own way that's when it started going wrong for him.
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itsrobert6,366 posts since 23 Mar 2001
Granada North West Today
Well isn't World more a case of a bulletin every hour rather than rolling news?

Yes, certainly in those days BBC World bulletins were on the hour for up to about 25 minutes. In the examples shown above on the "joint weekend", there was an opt out point for BBC World, after which he was then presenting only on BBC News 24. I think Rolling News meant Peter seemed to be OK during the joint bits, but as soon as World viewers left, he started struggling.
JamesLaverty1925133 posts since 28 Feb 2017
Central (East) East Midlands Today
So, Peter Sissons has the distinction of presenting the final Nine prior to the arrival of "drumbeat & pips (mk1)", and also presenting the final ever Nine?! I never knew that.

I liked his clever closing words on the latter: "And that is, or rather was , the 9 o'clock news..." (then explaining that the programme would now be at 10pm from Monday).


The video by Owen_ploc was the Sunday late bulletin. The final Nine in the Virtual Studio was presented by Peter in the studio, with Michael presenting from Edinburgh.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uiJIJsEa_I0
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