BBC Weekend News
|BBC Weekend News|
|Created by||BBC News|
|Presented by||Kate Silverton
|Theme music composer||David Lowe|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|Location(s)||Studio E, Broadcasting House, London|
|Running time||5-20 minutes|
|Original network||BBC One
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)|
|Original release||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 the 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, unless it clashes with the edition of World News Today at 9:00pm.
BBC weekend news airs three times on both Saturday and Sunday, and is also used as the title of the BBC News Channel simulcast on Sunday mornings during August when the Andrew Marr show doesn't air. The main three bulletins are presented in the studio in a similar format to other national news bulletins on BBC One but are shorter in length.
The lunchtime bulletin is normally at 12pm on Saturdays and 1pm on Sundays although these times often vary. The programme lasts approximately 10 minutes including the sport and is immediately followed on BBC One by a weather forecast on Saturdays and extended weather forecast on Sundays.
The early evening bulletin lasts either 10 or 15 minutes depending on scheduling and can be at any time between 5pm and 7pm (and occasionally outside these times due to sport or other live events), and is followed by regional news on both evenings.
The late bulletin contains a sports update from the BBC sports centre in Salford, and is at 10pm on Sundays and around 10pm on Saturdays depending on scheduling.
The lunchtime bulletin is presented by the on-duty BBC News Channel presenter during the scheduled bulletin. Maxine Mawhinney was the long term presenter from 2006 until 2015. Following a reshuffle, BBC News 24 launch presenter Gavin Esler became the main presenter until his departure from the channel in early 2017. Mawhinney briefly returned to the role until her departure in April 2017. Regular cover presenters for the bulletin include Rebecca Jones, Nicholas Owen and Annita McVeigh.
|2017-present||Shaun Ley||Main Presenter (Saturday)|
|2007–present||Nicholas Owen||Relief presenter|
Unlike the lunchtime bulletin, the presenter of the two evening bulletins has usually been a dedicated presenter for that evening on BBC One, with the surrounding news presentation on the BBC News Channel being presented by another presenter. Senior presenters, such as Huw Edwards and Sophie Raworth, have made guest appearances during major news stories, recently following general elections or the EU Referendum, despite being listed as former presenters.
|2008–present||Kate Silverton||Main presenter (Saturday)|
|2005–present||Mishal Husain||Main presenter (Alternate Sunday)|
|2002–present||Jane Hill||Relief presenter|
If there is no position before the years of being a presenter, then this newsreader was either a relief presenter or occasional guest stand-in presenter.
- George Alagiah (Main presenter, 1999–2002)
- Matthew Amroliwala (2003–2014)
- Michael Aspel (Main presenter, 1964–1972)
- Richard Baker (1954–1982)
- Jennie Bond (Main presenter, 1988–1993)
- Fiona Bruce (Main presenter, 1999–2005)
- Michael Buerk (Main presenter, 1988–2003)
- Jill Dando (Main presenter, 1988–1999)
- Robert Dougall (Main presenter, 1964–1973)
- Chris Eakin (2013–2015)
- Huw Edwards (1994–1999, 2016)
- Gavin Esler (2015–2017)
- Joanna Gosling (2008–2011)
- Andrew Harvey (Main presenter, 1984–1999)
- Philip Hayton (Main presenter, 1984–1993)
- John Humphrys (Main presenter, 1981–1993)
- Darren Jordan (2002–2006)
- Kenneth Kendall (1954–1981)
- Riz Lateef (2008–2013)
- Sue Lawley (Main presenter, 1983–1993)
- Jan Leeming (Main presenter, 1980–1993)
- Chris Lowe (Main presenter, 1988–1993)
- Martyn Lewis (1988–1999)
- Emily Maitlis (2006–2013)
- Maxine Mawhinney (Main presenter, 1999–2017)
- Laurie Mayer (1985–1993)
- Louise Minchin (2006–2012)
- Clarence Mitchell (1999–2005)
- Christopher Morris (1984–1993)
- Sophie Raworth (2002–2006)
- Angela Rippon (1975–1983)
- John Simpson (1981–1988)
- Peter Sissons (Main presenter, 1993–2009)
- Julia Somerville (2011–2012)
- Edward Stourton (1993–1999)
- Moira Stuart (1981–1998)
- Carole Walker (2012–2017)
- Richard Whitmore (Main presenter, 1972–1988)
- Sian Williams (1999–2013)
- Nicholas Witchell (Main presenter, 1981–1993)
- Peter Woods (Main presenter, 1964–1980)
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: Olly Foster, Karthi Gnanasegaram, Lizzie Greenwood-Hughes and Katherine Downes.