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 July 5, 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 programme is hosted by the duty news presenter for the BBC News channel. Both the early and late evening bulletins are presented by the same dedicated presenter.

Current Presenters[edit]

Years Presenter Current role
1999-present George Alagiah Regular News presenter
2000-present Matthew Amroliwala Relief Presenter
2008-present Ben Brown Relief Newscaster
1997-present Fiona Bruce Regular Newscaster
2013-present Chris Eakin Relief Presenter
2014-present Christian Fraser Relief Newscaster
2004-present Jane Hill Regular News Presenter
2005-present Mishal Husain Main News Presenter
2014-present Rebecca Jones Main News Presenter
2008-present Riz Lateef Main Newscaster
2005-present Emily Maitlis Main Newscaster
2006-present Maxine Mawhinney Main Presenter
2010-present Clive Myrie Main News Presenter
2007-present Nicholas Owen Main Presenter
2014-present Adam Parsons Main Newscaster
2008-present Kate Silverton Main Presenter
2012-present Carole Walker Main Newscaster
2007-present Tim Willcox Relief News Presenter
1999-present Sian Williams Main News Presenter

Former Presenters[edit]

Years Presenter Role
1964-1972 Michael Aspel Main News Presenter
1954-1982 Richard Baker Relief Newscaster
1988-1993 Jennie Bond Main News Presenter
1988-2003 Michael Buerk Main News Presenter
1988-1999 Jill Dando Main News Presenter
1988-1991 Lisa Davidson Main Newscaster
1964-1973 Robert Dougall Main Newscaster
1984-1999 Andrew Harvey Main News Presenter
1984-1993 Philip Hayton Main Newscaster
1981-1993 John Humphrys Main News Presenter
2002-2006 Darren Jordan Main News Presenter
1954-1981 Kenneth Kendall Main Newscaster
1983-1993 Sue Lawley Main Newscaster
1980-1993 Jan Leeming Main Newscaster
1988-1993 Chris Lowe Main News Presenter
1988-1999 Martyn Lewis Regular Newscaster
1985-1993 Laurie Mayer Regular News Presenter
1999-2005 Clarence Mitchell Regular News Presenter
1984-1993 Christopher Morris News Presenter
1975-1983 Angela Rippon Regular Newscaster
1981-1988 John Simpson Relief News Presenter
1993-2003 Peter Sissons Regular News Presenter
1993-1999 Edward Stourton Regular News Presenter
1981-1998 Moira Stuart Regular Newscaster
1980-1982 Michael Sullivan Main News Presenter
1972-1988 Richard Whitmore Main News Presenter
1981-1993 Nicholas Witchell Main News Presenter
1964-1980 Peter Woods Main Newscaster

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
Sally Nugent