Just wondered when the BBC1 morning and BBC2 hourly news updates started during daytimes started? Also why was the last BBC2 update at 3:50pm rather than 4pm?
As a child I remember them interrupting cricket and tennis during summer afternoons!
The hourly news summaries started in the autumn of 1986 when BBC One launched a proper, codified daytime television schedule.
Until 1986, their daytime output was on/off, Breakfast Time, Pebble Mill at One, Playschool mixed with endless Pages from Ceefax.
No real codified schedule unlike ITV, who launched a proper schedule of daytime shows in October 1972 when broadcasting hours restrictions were lifted by the Heath government.
Monday 27th October 1986 was the start of the proper daytime schedule on BBC One, the hourly news summaries followed on Monday 8th December 1986.