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BBC News Presenter Count 1967-2020

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NE
News96 Look North (Yorkshire)
Right, let's take a look at the Festive Season of the 1980's starting with Christmas Eve.

1980;Kenneth Kendall
1981:Richard Whitmore (Lunchtime) and Moira Stuart (Evening and Late)
1982:Jan Leeming
1983: Even through Genome had Jan Leeming down, it was in fact Nicholas Witchell that did it.

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

1984:Moira Stuart
1985-Richard Whitmore
1986-Martyn Lewis (Lunchtime) and Moira Stuart (Evening and Late) Another one where Genome hasn't got it quite right as it was definitely Moira Stuart on at least Early and late although i think in both this and the following year's Christmas Eve, the One O Clock News was done as normal.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgv1H-drQQc&list=PLgXCwQhCCBOpnii3FQn6_cc8YrEoKCop5&index=28&t=0s

1987:Michael Burek (Lunchtime) and Moira Stuart (Evening and Late)
1988:Lisa Davidson (Lunchtime and Evening) and Nicholas Witchell-although Lisa was down on Gnome for all 3, i suspect that to due the aftermath of Lockerbie which happened a few days earlier, the classic case of a senior presenter being called in unplanned happened.

https://www.tvark.org/?page=media&mediaid=108294

1989:Chris Lowe (Lunchtime and Evening) and Martyn Lewis (Late)
NE
News96 Look North (Yorkshire)
For Christmas Day in the 1980's i'm just going to do this summary-aside from Angela Rippon in 1980 and Jill Dando in 1989, you can basically say that Christmas Day in the 1980's from 1981 onwards was either Moira Stuart or Jan Leeming.
JW
JamesWorldNews Central World News
“Channel 1”? When was BBC 1 ever known as that? And I wonder if the clip of Nicholas Witchell above was actually on BBC2, given his pointed reference to Channel 1?
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NE
Newsroom Banned from this forum
“Channel 1”? When was BBC 1 ever known as that? And I wonder if the clip of Nicholas Witchell above was actually on BBC2, given his pointed reference to Channel 1?


I think we can assume that was a mistake by Nick Witchell. IIRC he'd not been presenting that long during that era.
NE
News96 Look North (Yorkshire)
And now onto Boxing Day in the 1980's

1980-1982:Jan Leeming
1983:Richard Whitmore
1984-1986:Jan Leeming
1987:Philip Hayton
1988:Laurie Mayer
1989:Chris Lowe
NE
News96 Look North (Yorkshire)
And now the New Year period of the 1980's beginning with New Years Eve.

1980-1982-Richard Baker (with 1982 being his last appearance)
1983/1984-Moira Stuart
1985-Frances Coverdale
1986-Unknown as the Genome listing seem to list the normal presenters being on which i don't think is correct.
1987-Philip Hayton
1988-Laurie Mayer
1989-Laurie Mayer (Lunchtime and Evening) and Martyn Lewis (Late)
Last edited by News96 on 9 August 2020 7:43pm
NE
News96 Look North (Yorkshire)
And of Course New Years Day

1980-Richard Whitmore
1981-Angela Rippon
1982-Richard Baker
1983/1984-Jan Leeming
1985-Richard Whitmore
1986-Frances Coverdale
1987-Moira Stuart
1988-Richard Whitmore
1989-Lisa Davidson
MC
mccanmat London London
Cool that’s covered a few “unusual” shifts now... what’s your plans with next list? Am looking at doing some Genome this week, but want to make sure I’m not duplicating work...
RN
Rolling News Central (East) East Midlands Today
Cool that’s covered a few “unusual” shifts now... what’s your plans with next list? Am looking at doing some Genome this week, but want to make sure I’m not duplicating work...

I started doing weekend bulletins for the 2000s last weekend and got to 2003. Plan to do the rest of the decade sometime this week.
RN
Rolling News Central (East) East Midlands Today
Zeinab did do a few shifts on the News Channel and even did the Five but you could probably count on one hand the number of times she appeared.


I totally believe you of all people, just can't find any evidence and I do recall her being objective to having being categorised as being within a certain bracket. In fact I recall her being rather peeved!

Heres a very brief clip of Zeinab doing the NC (about 1 mins 10 secs in)

NE
News96 Look North (Yorkshire)
And now last but by no means least, The Festive Season of the 1990's starting of course with Christmas Eve

1990-Andrew Harvey (Lunchtime and Evening) and John Humphrys (Late)
1991-Philip Hayton
1992-Andrew Harvey (Lunchtime and Evening) and Laurie Mayer (Late)
1993-Jennie Bond (Lunchtime and Evening) and Philip Hayton (Late)
1994-Martyn Lewis
1995-Jennie Bond (Lunchtime and Evening) and Justin Webb (Late)
1996-Jennie Bond (Lunchtime and Evening) and Martyn Lews (Late)
1997-Andrew Harvey (Lunchtime and Evening) and Justin Webb (Late)
1998-Peter Sissons
1999-Fiona Bruce
NE
News96 Look North (Yorkshire)
And now the Big Day Itself for the 1990's Christmas Day.

1990-Jill Dando
1991/1992-Chris Lowe
1993-John Humphrys
1994-Jill Dando
1995-Peter Sissons
1996-Martyn Lewis
*1997-Justin Webb (Lunchtime and Evening) and Anna Ford (Late)
1998-Fiona Bruce
1999-George Alagiah

*This seems to be the only year they had two Presenters doing Christmas Day.
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