BBC Look East
|BBC Look East|
Look East titles
|Presented by||Stewart White
Susie Fowler-Watt (Main anchors)
Julie Reinger and Alex Dolan (Weather presenters)
|Running time||30 minutes (6.30pm programme)|
|Original channel||BBC One East|
|Picture format||576i (16:9 SDTV)|
|Original run||5 October 1959– present|
|Related shows||BBC News,
ITV News Anglia
BBC Look East is the BBC's regional television news programme for the BBC East region, Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and northern Buckinghamshire.
The programme began on 5 October 1959, making it the BBC's longest-running regional news programme. Look East is broadcast from BBC East's headquarters at The Forum, Norwich. Prior to 29 September 2003, the programme aired from studios in St Catherine's Close, Norwich.
The programme can be watched in any part of the UK (and Europe) on Sky Digital channel 961, and channel 962 for the "west" sub-regional service from Cambridge or Freesat channels 953 (East) and 954 (West), on the BBC UK regional TV on satellite service. The services were added to the Sky Digital platform on 29 July 2003 and were available on Freesat from launch.
In 1997 Look East launched the sub-regional service, Close Up, for viewers covered by the Sandy Heath transmitting station and its relays. The opt-out allows the two sub-regions to provide, during the main evening programme, around 10 minutes of news more relevant to their area. After the BBC News at Ten on weeknights, both the East and West of the region receive fully separate editions of Look East from Norwich and Cambridge respectively. Both editions of the programme can be received on Sky Digital, on channels 961 and 962, or Freesat channels 953 and 954.
Current on-air team
|Susie Fowler-Watt||Main presenter/newsreader|
|Georgina Burnett||Weather presenter||Based at BBC London|
|Emma Baugh||News Correspondent|
|Alex Dunlop||Stand-in presenter/newsreader|
|Amanda Goodman||Newsreader, Cambridge opt-out|
|Janine Machin||Newsreader, Cambridge opt-out|
|Amelia Reynolds||Newsreader, Cambridge opt-out|
- Claudia-Liza Armah (née Vanderpuije) (now with 60 Seconds on BBC Three)
- Penny Bustin
- Tom Edwards
- Jayne Evans
- Anjana Gadgil (Now with BBC London News)
- Jean Goodman
- Suzanne Hall
- "News in Brief". The Times. 6 October 1959. p. 7.