BBC Weekend News

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BBC Weekend News
BBC News titles.png
Format News, Weather, Sport
Created by BBC News
Presented by Various
Theme music composer David Lowe
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
Location(s) Studio E, Broadcasting House, London
Running time 5-20 minutes
Original channel BBC One
BBC News
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
Audio format Stereo
Original run 5 July 1954 – Present
Related shows BBC Breakfast
BBC News at One
BBC News at Six
BBC News at Ten
BBC News Summary

BBC Weekend News is the national news programmes on BBC One at a weekend and bank holidays although it is often referred to on guides simply as BBC News, or if broadcast at 1:00pm exactly, BBC News at One, 6:00pm exactly, BBC News at Six and 10:00pm exactly, BBC News at Ten. The programmes are simulcast on the BBC News channel.


The programme airs three times Saturday & Sunday, firstly at 1:00pm to 1:10pm for 10 minutes, secondly at 6:00pm to 6:15pm for 15 minutes and thirdly at 10:00pm to 10:20pm for 20 minutes. The first two bulletins are followed by regional news.



The lunchtime bulletin is presented by the duty BBC News Channel presenter during that particular time. Maxine Mawhinney presents the bulletin most often, due to it usually airing at 1300-1315, during her BBC News Channel shift. In her absence, cover presenters include Nicholas Owen, Chris Eakin, Rebecca Jones, Carole Walker and Tim Willcox.


Years Presenter Current role
2008–present Kate Silverton Main presenter (currently on maternity leave)
2010–present Clive Myrie Main presenter (alternate)
2005–present Mishal Husain
2014–present Reeta Chakrabarti
2004–present Jane Hill Relief presenter
2000–present Matthew Amroliwala
2007–present Nicholas Owen
2005–present Emily Maitlis
2008–present Riz Lateef
2008–present Ben Brown


Sports News[edit]

During the late programme on each day a round up of the days sports news is presented from the BBC Sport Centre at MediaCityUK, Salford. This is usually presented by one of the BBC News channel sports presenters:

Rob Bonnet
Olly Foster
Katie Gornhall
Lizzie Greenwood-Hughes