GMT (TV series)

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GMT with George Alagiah
Also known as GMT with George Alagiah (2010-present)
GMT with Stephen Sackur (2010-present)
GMT With Lucy Hockings (2014-present)
Created by BBC World News
Presented by George Alagiah
Stephen Sackur
Lucy Hockings
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
Location(s) Studio B, Broadcasting House, London
Running time 90 minutes
Original network BBC World News
Picture format 576i (16:9 SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original release 1 February 2010 (2010-02-01) – present
Preceded by World News Today
Related shows BBC World News
BBC World News America
Focus on Africa
World News Today
External links

GMT is a news programme on BBC World News which premiered on 1 February 2010. The programme's main presenters are George Alagiah and Lucy Hockings, 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 12:00–13:30 GMT (11:00–12:30 GMT during summer time, as 12:00–13:30 BST during summer time) on weekdays on BBC World News. The programme acts as a morning programme for North America and South America, an afternoon programme for Europe, Middle East and Africa, an evening programme for Asia, and a late night/early morning programme for Australia and Oceania. 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[edit]

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.[1] 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.


Years Presenter Current Role
2010–present George Alagiah On Leave
Lucy Hockings Main Presenter (Monday-Thursday)
Stephen Sackur Main Presenter (Friday)
Kate Silverton Relief Presenter
David Eades
Mishal Husain
Tim Willcox
Ros Atkins
2013–present Babita Sharma
Karin Giannone
2015–present Philippa Thomas



  1. ^ "BBC's Working Lunch show to end". BBC News. 23 April 2010. Retrieved 2013-03-04. 

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