New Year Live
|New Year Live|
|Also known as||New Year's Eve Fireworks|
|Genre||New Year's television special|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|Running time||15–90 minutes|
|Original channel||BBC One
BBC News Channel
BBC World News
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)|
|Original release||31 December 2004– present|
New Year Live (also known as New Year's Eve Fireworks) is the New Year celebration show broadcast across the United Kingdom on BBC One during the end of a year and the beginning of a new year. Before 2009, the programme was set in a studio with performances from successful artists of the year. From 2009, it has been filmed live on the streets of London, and shows the annual New Years' Eve firework display on the River Thames.
The programme started initially as featuring the New Year's Eve London Fireworks in 2004. In 2005, the format changed to include commentary from celebrity guests. The format changed further in 2006, to include live performances from music artists and the programme was extended to air between 60–90 minutes. This format remained until 2009. Since 2009, the programme has returned to the original format of one presenter interviewing the general public on the streets of London, leading into the New Year Fireworks.
In 2013, the programme was renamed to 'New Year's Eve Fireworks' and the programme was just 15 minutes in length, becoming 2013's most watched programme of the year. It was preceded and following by a special concert from Gary Barlow in London; receiving 8.80m and 6.38m viewers respectively.
For 2014's programme, the length will be 15 minutes and the British band Queen and singer Adam Lambert confirmed that they would perform preceding and following London's new year firework display, similar to Gary Barlow's Big Ben Bash, the programme will be called 'Queen and Adam Rock Big Ben Live'.
The programme is broadcast on BBC One in England, Wales and Northern Ireland whilst BBC One Scotland broadcasts Hogmanay Live with celebrations based in Edinburgh. Both however are available to watch anywhere in the United Kingdom on digital television. BBC Two also broadcasts Hootenanny with Jools Holland throughout the UK.
Presenters and guests
|2||2005||Clare Balding, Andrew Marr & Doug Segal|
|3||2006||Jamelia, Connie Fisher, The Feeling, Nick Knowles & Sophie Ellis-Bextor|
|Gethin Jones, Katie Melua & Richard Fleeshman|
|Gethin Jones, Matt Baker, Alesha Dixon, Russell Watson, Craig Revel Horwood, Jodie Prenger & Rita Simons|
|10||2013||Susanna Reid||Gary Barlow|
|Queen & Adam Lambert|
|No.||Broadcast date||BBC One Rating|