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.
Last edited by excel99 on 24 May 2020 9:42pm