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Steve posted:
I never watch BBC One daytime - was their an update at 11 done by the presenter of the One and then an update at 15 on BBC Two by the presenter of the Six? I do of course remember the 90s update at 20:00 - trying to appeal to younger audiences - which I doubt it ever did.


Yes - from 1999 - the morning updates were done by the 1pm presenter, the 3.25pm by the 6pm presenter (usually, there were exceptions obviously).


And way before that - mid 80s there were hourly summaries with their own presenters.

Am I misremembering here or by the time of the ‘93-‘99 virtual era, wasn’t it the Six co-presenter who read all the daytime summaries? That may be the reason for the Six having a main presenter who would prepare for that bulletin and a co-presenter who was more free to read the summaries. Then from 1999 the One and Six presenters read the morning and afternoon summaries respectively.
JW
JamesWorldNews Central World News
Steve posted:

Yes - from 1999 - the morning updates were done by the 1pm presenter, the 3.25pm by the 6pm presenter (usually, there were exceptions obviously).


And way before that - mid 80s there were hourly summaries with their own presenters.

Am I misremembering here or by the time of the ‘93-‘99 virtual era, wasn’t it the Six co-presenter who read all the daytime summaries? That may be the reason for the Six having a main presenter who would prepare for that bulletin and a co-presenter who was more free to read the summaries. Then from 1999 the One and Six presenters read the morning and afternoon summaries respectively.


The Six co-presenter certainly read the afternoon summaries, Rob. Not sure if they also did the morning ones though.
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JL
JamesLaverty1925 Central (East) East Midlands Today

And way before that - mid 80s there were hourly summaries with their own presenters.

Am I misremembering here or by the time of the ‘93-‘99 virtual era, wasn’t it the Six co-presenter who read all the daytime summaries? That may be the reason for the Six having a main presenter who would prepare for that bulletin and a co-presenter who was more free to read the summaries. Then from 1999 the One and Six presenters read the morning and afternoon summaries respectively.


The Six co-presenter certainly read the afternoon summaries, Rob. Not sure if they also did the morning ones though.


The Six co-presenter was the most frequent presenter throughout much of the 90's, but there were exceptions, such as Juliet Morris presenting here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsS_hY7AF7Q, who according to the presenter count page, never presented the Six.

I think they did for most of the virtual era, but not before. Pre 1993 it appears most were presented by Moira Stu
JW
JamesWorldNews Central World News
That bulletin from Juliet Morris was an 11am bulletin, hence my comment above. Perhaps the Breakfast co-presenter did the morning updates and the Six co did the afternoons?

Unsure.
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JamesLaverty1925 Central (East) East Midlands Today
Most 11am bulletins I’ve seen on YT from mid 90s onwards have either Moira, Jill or Jennie presenting, who were all regular 6 co-presenters at the time. I think it was the norm but I may well be wrong.

Was the 11am the first morning summary at this time? Just wondering if whoever was meant to be 6 co-presenter that day had been rendered unavailable at short notice, so Juliet stood in if she’d presented Breakfast News that morning
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itsrobert Founding member Granada North West Today
I suspect Juliet Morris doing the morning summaries might have been a case of the usual newsreader being indisposed that day. I certainly don't recall a pattern of anyone associated with Breakfast News doing the morning summaries.

Like I say, during the virtual era, my strongest recollections of morning/afternoon summary readers are Moira Stuart, Jennie Bond, Jill Dando, Andrew Harvey and Huw Edwards - all of whom were the Six co-presenters.

Before 1993 I'm pretty sure they had dedicated newsreaders on the summaries. Moira did do a lot of them, but I've also seen examples of Jennie Bond, Chris Lowe, Lisa Davidson, Andrew Harvey, Richard Whitmore and Lynette Lithgow. Some of those names definitely did co-present the Six before 1993 but some of them didn't I'm sure.
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Brekkie Wales Wales Today
Whatever happened to Juliet Morris BTW?
Turns out nobody had 2020 vision.
MA
Markymark Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
Whatever happened to Juliet Morris BTW?


Googling it would seem she does corporate stuff these days?

And speaking of presenters doing corporates (sort of clickbait)

https://inews.co.uk/news/naga-munchetty-conflict-interest-warning-bbc-moonlighting-aston-martin-pr-video-574797
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SW
Steve Williams
Before 1993 I'm pretty sure they had dedicated newsreaders on the summaries. Moira did do a lot of them, but I've also seen examples of Jennie Bond, Chris Lowe, Lisa Davidson, Andrew Harvey, Richard Whitmore and Lynette Lithgow. Some of those names definitely did co-present the Six before 1993 but some of them didn't I'm sure.


Indeed, after 1986 Richard Whitmore's main role was presenting the summaries, along with the occasional weekend bulletin. I've said this before but there was an occasion where Nicholas Witchell fell ill and couldn't do the Six O'Clock News, and Richard Whitmore was in the building and volunteered to do it, but was told they didn't need him and got Andrew Harvey to come in, because Whitmore wasn't an official Six presenter.
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I suspect Juliet Morris doing the morning summaries might have been a case of the usual newsreader being indisposed that day. I certainly don't recall a pattern of anyone associated with Breakfast News doing the morning summaries.

Like I say, during the virtual era, my strongest recollections of morning/afternoon summary readers are Moira Stuart, Jennie Bond, Jill Dando, Andrew Harvey and Huw Edwards - all of whom were the Six co-presenters.

Before 1993 I'm pretty sure they had dedicated newsreaders on the summaries. Moira did do a lot of them, but I've also seen examples of Jennie Bond, Chris Lowe, Lisa Davidson, Andrew Harvey, Richard Whitmore and Lynette Lithgow. Some of those names definitely did co-present the Six before 1993 but some of them didn't I'm sure.


They absolutely did. We can't forget Jilly Carter who often popped up on the ITN Morning News. BBC One Summaries started at 9, 10, 11, 12 on BBC 1. Then on BBC 2 throughout the afternoon.

Jilly Carter (25.30)



Here's Fiona Bruce doing what appears to be a BBC Two afternoon summary.

SW
Steve Williams
They absolutely did. We can't forget Jilly Carter who often popped up on the ITN Morning News. BBC One Summaries started at 9, 10, 11, 12 on BBC 1. Then on BBC 2 throughout the afternoon.


In addition between May 1988 and October 1989, the last incarnation of Breakfast Time had a newsreader - people like Jilly Carter and Lisa Davidson, plus it was where Jill Dando made her debut - so it may be the case that on some occasions they'd stay on for the rest of the morning.

Here are some daytime summaries from 1987 with Richard Whitmore although, as mentioned in the comments, despite coming from the same morning, Richard Whitmore changes suit halfway through. But it's Martyn Lewis' clothing that's the bigger talking point.

JW
JamesWorldNews Central World News
Blimey! I don’t think I’ve ever seen a newscaster wearing a sweater and sports jacket before! The studio heating mustn’t have been working. Lol.
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