GMT (TV series)
GMT with George Alagiah
|Also known as||GMT with George Alagiah (2010-present)
GMT with Stephen Sackur (2010-present)
|Created by||BBC World News|
|Presented by||George Alagiah
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|Location(s)||Studio B, Broadcasting House, London|
|Running time||60 minutes|
|Original channel||BBC World News|
|Picture format||576i (16:9 SDTV)
|Original release||1 February 2010– present|
|Preceded by||World News Today|
|Related shows||BBC World News
BBC World News America
Focus on Africa
World News Today
GMT is a news programme on BBC World News which first premiered on 1 February 2010. The programme's main presenter is George Alagiah, with Stephen Sackur as a relief presenter. Each programme begins with the presenter giving the headlines, then turning to the first story, giving the time in that part of the world. But the programme does not emphasize 'headlines' from BBC World News. 'GMT' apparently refers to Greenwich Mean Time, as the programme commences at 12 noon G.M.T. in London.
GMT is aired from 12:00–13:00 GMT (11:00–12:00 GMT during summer time, as 12:00–13:00 BST during summer time) on weekdays on BBC World News. The programme acts as a primetime programme for Asia and also as a breakfast programme for the U.S. East Coast. The programme features analysis and discussion of the top news stories of the day and also previews the exclusive reports, correspondent feature films and interviews planned on BBC World News programme BBC World News America at 00:00 GMT later that day.
BBC Two simulcast
From 6 September 2010, a 27-minute segment was shown on BBC Two in the UK on Mondays and Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 12:30 GMT, replacing Working Lunch. Originally an edition of World Business Report was shown at 12:40 GMT, though this was changed for BBC Two viewers to a 5-minute Business update. There was no Wednesday edition during Parliament, because of an hour and a half long edition of The Daily Politics to cover Prime Ministers Questions. The BBC Two simulcast was ended at the end of 2011, and has been replaced since 2012 by an extended The Daily Politics. An edition of BBC World News is shown instead on BBC Two at 11:30.
|2010–present||George Alagiah||Main Presenter (Monday-Thursday) (on leave due to health problems)|
|Stephen Sackur||Main Presenter (Friday)|
|Kate Silverton||(currently on maternity leave)|
|David Eades||Occasional Relief Presenter interim presenters|
- Komla Dumor - (2011-2014) Served until his death
- Naga Munchetty - (2010-2014) Moved to Salford to present BBC Breakfast
- Zeinab Badawi
- "BBC's Working Lunch show to end". BBC News. 23 April 2010. Retrieved 2013-03-04.