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BBC News Presenter Count 1967-2020

Presented by Rolling News and mccanmat. With cmthwtv and News96.

MC
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“National News”
1973:
1 Richard Baker 115
2 Kenneth Kendall 47
3 Peter Woods 33
4 Robert Dougall 32
5 Richard Whitmore 27
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“National News”
1974:
1 Peter Woods 83
2 Richard Baker 72
3 Richard Whitmore 62
4 Kenneth Kendall 52
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“National News”
1975:
1 Kenneth Kendall 68
2 Richard Baker 66
3 Peter Woods 62
4 Richard Whitmore 60
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“National News”
1976:
Last edition on 5th March
1 Richard Baker 13
2 Richard Whitmore 10
3 Kenneth Kendall 9
4 Peter Woods 4

Replaced by
“Evening News”
1 Richard Baker 53
2 Angela Rippon 51
3 Kenneth Kendall 47
4 Peter Woods 37
5 Richard Whitmore 23
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Evening news
1977:
1 Angela Rippon 79
2 Richard Baker 78
3 Kenneth Kendall 75
4 Richard Whitmore 26
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Evening News
1978:
1 Angela Rippon 81
2 Richard Baker 68
3 Kenneth Kendall 63
4 Peter Woods 28
5 Richard Whitmore 14
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Evening News
1979:
=1 Richard Baker 61
=1 Kenneth Kendall 61
3 Peter Woods 53
4 Angela Rippon 36
5 Richard Whitmore 35
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And now a very brief dip into the 60’s - the only news with newsreader info avail was “main news” from October 1967-1969:

1967:
1 Robert Dougall 40
2 Michael Aspel 27
3 Richard Baker 25
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Main News
1968:
=1 Robert Dougall 115
=1 Richard Baker 115
3 Robert Langley 77
4 Michael Aspel 52
5 John Edmunds 4
6 Ronald Allison 6
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Main News
1969:
1 John Edmunds 89
2 Robert Dougall 72
3 Richard Baker 71
4 Kenneth Kendall 13

And that concludes the weekday BBC One news listings from 1967 all the way to 2020! Only weekends left now for BBC One!
MC
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I was thinking... for us completists out there... does anyone want to see the figures for weekend bulletins and bbc two news programmes?
Quite enjoying this bit of research... tempting to even look at numbers for the listed weather forecasters and other programmes with a pool of presenters like Grandstand?
Rolling News, JamesWorldNews and Ghost gave kudos
JW
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I was thinking... for us completists out there... does anyone want to see the figures for weekend bulletins and bbc two news programmes?
Quite enjoying this bit of research... tempting to even look at numbers for the listed weather forecasters and other programmes with a pool of presenters like Grandstand?


Need you ask? Lol.

Robert Langley above - is he the same Bob of Pebble Mill fame?
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