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BBC News Presenter Count 1967-2020

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JW
JamesWorldNews Central World News
I'm using Genome. It's not always 100% accurate due to holidays and last minute presenter changes, but is the only information I've got to conduct this exercise. When I get to 2009 I use BBC News Fix which is more robust and reliable.

My aim is to finish the Six up to 2009, then do the Ten from 2000-2009, then do the same for the 1990s. Any sarcasm or funny business and I will be finishing the count early, which will spoil it for those who are excited to see the presenter counts from the 1990s which are less documented on this forum.


World?

No unfortunately nothing for World or News 24/channel. Just Breakfast, Six & Nine/Ten.


Can you be persuaded with whisky? Sherry? Chocolate ? Anything? 😜

Enjoying this thread, by the way. Some reminders of long gone names.

I remember thinking back in the day that Jules Botfield and Sian Williams looked very similar and some reports in the tabloids suggesting that Sian was brought in because she looked like Jules. Lol. Seems farcical now, but that’s what it was.
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RN
Rolling News Central (East) East Midlands Today
I used to like Jules Botfield (later George) too. A very nice warm presenter. Whatever happened to her?

Doing this has also reminded me of Sonia Deol who was a relief on Breakfast 2008-09. I thought she was awful! Always shouting through the programme. From the looks of it she was eventually replaced by Naga Munchetty.
RW
Robert Williams Founding member London London
I used to like Jules Botfield (later George) too. A very nice warm presenter. Whatever happened to her?

She has been presenting the mid-morning show on BBC Radio Kent for the last ten years.
RN
Rolling News Central (East) East Midlands Today
Six O'clock News 2003:

(1) Sophie Raworth - 215 programmes
(2) George Alagiah - 212 programmes
(3) Bill Turnbull - 22 programmes
(-) Sian Williams - 22 programmes
(4) Fiona Bruce - 7 programmes
(5) Huw Edwards - 5 programmes
(6) Jon Sopel - 2 programmes
(7) Dermot Murnaghan - 1 programme
CM
cmthwtv West Country (East) Points West
Six O'clock News 2003:

(1) Sophie Raworth - 215 programmes
(2) George Alagiah - 212 programmes
(3) Bill Turnbull - 22 programmes
(-) Sian Williams - 22 programmes
(4) Fiona Bruce - 7 programmes
(5) Huw Edwards - 5 programmes
(6) Jon Sopel - 2 programmes
(7) Dermot Murnaghan - 1 programme


Was the Huw (5) and Fiona (7) before the new line up? Or did they present double headed?
RN
Rolling News Central (East) East Midlands Today
Six O'clock News 2003:

(1) Sophie Raworth - 215 programmes
(2) George Alagiah - 212 programmes
(3) Bill Turnbull - 22 programmes
(-) Sian Williams - 22 programmes
(4) Fiona Bruce - 7 programmes
(5) Huw Edwards - 5 programmes
(6) Jon Sopel - 2 programmes
(7) Dermot Murnaghan - 1 programme


Was the Huw (5) and Fiona (7) before the new line up? Or did they present double headed?

It was in the first 2 weeks of January before the pendulum swung back to double headed presentation. Neither of them again presented the Six until at least 2008 when it went single headed, apart from on location.
RN
Rolling News Central (East) East Midlands Today
Six O'clock News 2004:

(1) George Alagiah - 216 programmes
(2) Sian Williams - 152 programmes
(3) Sophie Raworth - 98 programmes
(4) Dermot Murnaghan - 17 programmes
(-) Bill Turnbull - 17 programmes
(5) Natasha Kaplinsky - 1 programme
RN
Rolling News Central (East) East Midlands Today
Six O'clock News 2005:

(1) George Alagiah - 218 programmes
(2) Sophie Raworth - 148 programmes
(3) Sian Williams - 62 programmes
(4) Natasha Kaplinsky - 37 programmes
(5) Dermot Murnaghan - 15 programmes
(6) Bill Turnbull - 13 programmes
(7) Darren Jordon - 3 programmes
(8 ) Jane Hill - 2 programmes
RN
Rolling News Central (East) East Midlands Today
Six O'clock News 2006:

(1) Natasha Kaplinsky - 206 programmes
(2) George Alagiah - 205 programmes
(3) Dermot Murnaghan - 36 programmes
(4) Jane Hill - 25 programmes
(5) Sian Williams - 22 programmes
(6) Darren Jordon - 1 programme
(-) Sophie Raworth - 1 programme
(-) Jon Sopel - 1 programme
RN
Rolling News Central (East) East Midlands Today
Six O'clock News 2007:

(1) Natasha Kaplinsky - 183 programmes
(2) George Alagiah - 167 programmes
(3) Sian Williams - 47 programmes
(4) Dermot Murnaghan - 32 programmes
(5) Ben Brown - 17 programmes
(6) Nicholas Owen - 9 programmes
(7) Jane Hill - 5 programmes
(8 ) Jon Sopel - 3 programmes
(9) Sophie Raworth - 2 programmes
RN
Rolling News Central (East) East Midlands Today
Nothing for 2008 sadly, so straight onto the last year of the 2000s, 2009, for the News at Six:

(1) George Alagiah - 149 programmes
(2) Fiona Bruce - 46 programmes
(3) Sophie Raworth - 30 programmes
(4) Huw Edwards - 15 programmes
(5) Matt Frei - 8 programmes
(6) Sian Williams - 6 programmes
(7) Emily Maitlis - 3 programmes
(8 ) Louise Minchin - 1 programme
(-) Kate Silverton - 1 programme
RN
Rolling News Central (East) East Midlands Today
Ten O'clock News 2000:

(1) Michael Buerk - 23 programmes
(2) Peter Sissons - 22 programmes
(3) George Alagiah - 5 programmes
(4) Huw Edwards - 2 programmes

Arrow Huw's 2 appearances were him presenting from Washington on the 2000 US Elections

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