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Bail Moderator Meridian (South) South Today
Does anyone here remember News 24 Sunday?
Can we just take a moment to appreciate everything about this, graphics, music, editing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNMJCItAr0g

I love the "elephant" noise at the start as I always think of it... inspired by this thread the next mock progresses:

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excel99 Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
May I ask how weekends previously worked? (I am only in my 20s and fairly new to the whole TV Presentation thing)

My understanding is that lunch, evening and late were all one post 2002 and before that Buerk/Sissons shared the weekend bulletins.

Hopefully the below is correct:

The 1990's had one presenter for breakfast/lunch/evening and the Saturday evening 1900-ish BBC2 bulletin, then a senior presenter for the late. That ended around 2000.
(Breakfast was 5 minutes at 0725 on a Saturday and the news bulletin in Breakfast with Frost on a Sunday)

By this time the Saturday 0725 bulletin had been replaced with a Weekend 24 simulcast on BBC2 (and later with Breakfast on BBC1), and the Saturday evening BBC2 news had ended, so it was just one 'shift' on a Saturday for lunch/evening/late until the duty news channel presenter started doing lunch and the BBC1 'shift' became evening/late only as we know it today

Sundays retained two 'BBC1 presenters' until Moria Stuart was (sadly) dropped. From 1999 (or 2000?) Moria read the news in Breakfast with Frost/Sunday AM and in The Politics Show (and On The Record before it?) at lunchtime and then a second presenter for the two evening bulletins. When Moira was dropped in 2007, a Breakfast presenter would read the news in Sunday AM/The Andrew Marr Show and the 1pm News 24/Channel presenter, often Maxine Mawhinney IIRC, would read The Politics Show news prior to starting on News 24. So from 2000 to the late 00's Saturday and Sunday lunchtimes had different arrangements, at least when there was a Sunday lunchtime political show. At some point in either the late 00's or early 10's the Sunday lunchtime news was separated from the lunchtime political programme and was presented by the duty news channel presenter as on a Saturday.
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AlexS Central (East) Midlands Today
May I ask how weekends previously worked? (I am only in my 20s and fairly new to the whole TV Presentation thing)

My understanding is that lunch, evening and late were all one post 2002 and before that Buerk/Sissons shared the weekend bulletins.

Hopefully the below is correct:

The 1990's had one presenter for breakfast/lunch/evening and the Saturday evening BBC2 bulletin, then a senior presenter for the late. That ended around 2000.

By this time the Saturday 0725 bulletin had been replaced with Weekend 24 on BBC2, and the Saturday evening BBC2 news had ended, so it was just one 'shift' on a Saturday for lunch/evening/late until the duty news channel presenter started doing lunch and the BBC1 'shift' became evening/late only as we know it today

Sundays retained two 'BBC1 presenters' until Moria Stuart was (sadly) dropped. From 1999 (or 2000?) Moria read the news in Breakfast with Frost/Sunday AM and in The Politics Show (and On The Record before it?) at lunchtime and then a second presenter for the two evening bulletins. When Moira was dropped in 2007, a Breakfast presenter would read the news in Sunday AM/The Andrew Marr Show and the 1pm News 24/Channel presenter, often Maxine Mawhinney IIRC, would read The Politics Show news prior to starting on News 24. So from 2000 to the late 00's Saturday and Sunday lunchtimes had different arrangements, at least when there was a Sunday lunchtime political show. At some point in either the late 00's or early 10's the Sunday lunchtime news was separated from the lunchtime political programme and was presented by the duty news channel presenter as on a Saturday.
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excel99 Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
Yes, it was for 2 months in early 2008 when N6 was out of action completely whilst it was being transformed for the News (24) channel to come from 7 Days a week. As you say, the One and weekend bulletins came from the N24 set, and the Six & Ten came from TC7. It was also the start of when the News (24) channel presenter had to move to another part of the studio so the network presenter could sit at the desk (at weekend).

Didn't that start earlier, at least on Saturday lunchtimes? I have memories of Tim Willcox being replaced by Darren Jordan for 10 minutes but both being in the same set

Yes, the lunchtime bulletin at weekends started coming from N8 in about 2006. Initially it was Darren Jordon but then after a while started using the duty News 24 presenter, usually Tim or Maxine Mawhinney. Evenings and lates started coming from there in early 2008, which has always had a separate presenter.

Was it when Darren Jordan left that the News 24 presenter started doing the Saturday lunchtime BBC1 bulletin? Just that Moira Stuart got a final evening shift on Saturdays for a few weeks when he left, but I can't remember her doing Saturday lunchtime
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Richard Granada North West Today
The last episode of On The Record is available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/otr/ although it’s in RealVideo streaming format so I can’t view it on my iPad but it worked the last time I checked on my mac a few years ago. It includes the new with Darren Jordon who later moved to Al Jazeera.
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thegeek Founding member London London
The last episode of On The Record is available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/otr/ although it’s in RealVideo streaming format so I can’t view it on my iPad but it worked the last time I checked on my mac a few years ago. It includes the new with Darren Jordon who later moved to Al Jazeera.

The transcript confirms it was him. There seem to be full programme transcripts available all the way back to late 1999, each of which namecheck the newsreader. May be of interest to anyone compiling a weekend newsreader rota from the turn of the century. (I bet there's at least one...)
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Batavia World News
Yesterday was the 20 year anniversary of the launch of Liquid News. I was genuinely sad when Christopher Price passed away. He showed great talent in having a conversational style of presenting, which suited Liquid News very well, and he charmed studio guests into having a laugh, including at themselves.




For a program that only lasted 4 years, the video in Colin's tweet shows how much it was retooled in that short time. BBC Choice / Three made some real investments in having an innovative studio and fresh pres. They must have had real faith in the program's potential.
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JamesWorldNews STV Central World News
I had completely forgotten that Claudia Winkelman was once a “newsreader”.

Thanks for posting this. Christopher Price was quite unique in that he made such a big impact over a very short period of time. He is remembered fondly everywhere and, you’re right, he owned the show. Very talented.
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Steve in Pudsey Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
I hadn't realised that Samira Ahmed was a News24/World presenter back in the flags era

Write that down in your copybook now.
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headliner101 West Country (West) Points West
Playing all-day yesterday on BBC Parliament (now available on iPlayer too) was Election night 97. They had to drop the chyrons (what's that called in Britain?) and the flashing indicator that says whether a seat has flipped. Why do that?
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JamesWorldNews STV Central World News
Yes, Samira has two stints at BBC World. As can be seen in the clip above, she initially did the overnights. Then went away for a while.

Upon return, she mainly appeared on generic weekend daytime bulletins and occasionally as the second presenter on The World Today from within Studio N9.

Also nice to see Nisha Pillai presenting HardTalk in that clip. Nisha was one of my all-time favourite presenters at BBC World and a very nice lady into the bargain.
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Inspector Sands
I'd remembered that Liquid News started on News 24 but had forgotten that it was called and on at Zero Thirty. Can you imagine having a live original non news programme on at that time of day.

I hadn't realised till I saw that video, and looked it up about how he died. The clip of him mentioning his ear is very sad to see

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