BBC Look North (East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire)

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BBC Look North
BBC Look North EY&L.png
Presented by Peter Levy
Producer(s) BBC Yorkshire and Lincolnshire
Running time Main bulletin:
30 minutes
Original channel BBC One East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire
Original release 11 November 2002 (2002-11-11) – present
Related shows BBC Look North (North East and Cumbria),
BBC Look North (Yorkshire and North Midlands)
BBC East Midlands Today,

BBC Look North is the BBC's TV news service for East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, produced by BBC Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. The programmes are produced and broadcast from the BBC Broadcasting Centre at Queens Court in Kingston upon Hull, East Yorkshire with reporters also based in Grimsby, Lincolnshire and Lincoln.

The programme can be watched in any part of the UK (and Europe) from Astra 2E on Freesat channel 967 and Sky channel 957, and in select areas on Virgin Media channel 858. The latest edition of Look North is also available to watch on the BBC iPlayer.


On weekdays, Look North broadcasts six three-minute opt-outs during BBC Breakfast at 27 and 57 minutes past each hour. A five minute lunchtime programme follows the network news at approximately 1:37pm, before the main half-hour edition at 6:30pm. A short 30-second headlines update during the 8pm News Summary and a seven-minute late update is shown at 10:25pm, following the BBC News at Ten.

Look North also airs four bulletins during the weekend: a lunchtime bulletin on Saturday, early evening bulletins on Saturday & Sunday and a late night bulletin on Sundays, following the BBC News at Ten. The times of these bulletins usually vary.

Coverage area[edit]

The programme's main coverage area is East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, the editorial areas covered by BBC Lincolnshire and BBC Radio Humberside. Some households in rural north-west Norfolk receive the Hull edition of Look North.


Look North's Hull-based programme began in November 2002, presented by Helen Fospero (née Morton) and Peter Levy. The programme was presented from a tiny studio built in the existing BBC building in Chapel Street and directed from a technical gallery at Leeds. The programme's first editor was Roger Farrant.

Before 11 November 2002, this region was part of a BBC North region, served by Look North from Leeds with short six-minute opt-outs for the area (introduced during 2001) during the main evening programme at 6:30 pm and the BBC Ten O' Clock News.

The November 2002 changes saw the opt extended to become a full half-hour programme at 6:30 pm, with the 10:25 pm opt-out remaining unchanged. Daytime and weekend bulletins were carried from Leeds.

In 2004, Look North, along with the radio station Radio Humberside and the Online/Interactive Project moved to new studios and offices in Queen's Gardens. Within a short time of going live from the new studios, dedicated daytime and weekend bulletins for the region were introduced, replacing the previous arrangement of carrying such bulletins from Leeds.



Former on air team[edit]


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