BBC Look East

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BBC Look East
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Presented by Stewart White
Susie Fowler-Watt (Main anchors)
Julie Reinger and Alex Dolan (Weather presenters)
Producer(s) BBC East
Running time 30 minutes (6.30pm programme)
Original channel BBC One East
Picture format 576i (16:9 SDTV)
Original run 5 October 1959 (1959-10-05) – 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,[1] 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.



Previous presenters[edit]

  • 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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "News in Brief". The Times. 6 October 1959. p. 7. 

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