Liquid News

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Liquid News
BBC Liquid News.jpg
Genre Entertainment news
Created by Stuart Murphy
Based on Zero 30
Presented by
Theme music composer Moby
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 4
Production
Producer(s) Chris Wilson
Editor(s) Steve Hughes
Location(s) BBC Television Centre
Running time 30:00[1]
Distributor BBC
Release
Original network BBC Choice (2000–03)
BBC Three (2003–04)
Picture format 576i (16:9 SDTV)
Audio format Stereo
Original release 30 May 2000 (2000-05-30) – 1 April 2004 (2004-04-01)
Chronology
Related shows 60 Seconds

Liquid News was the daily round up of entertainment news for BBC Three (and before that BBC Choice) running from 30 May 2000 to 1 April 2004. The show was also broadcast weekly on BBC One and internationally on BBC Prime and BBC America.

The programme originally evolved from Zero 30, the previous entertainment programme on BBC News 24. Once this was dropped from the 24-hour news channel, controller of the then BBC Choice, Stuart Murphy, took the format and brought it to the channel where it soon became the flagship programme.[2]

Format[edit]

The show featured celebrity news and interviews with celebrities.

Cancellation[edit]

In April 2004 the show was cancelled. Murphy, who also went on to be controller of BBC Three, stated that the show would end as a way to "refresh the channel's output to best serve the audience". The news element of the channel was unaffected by the ending of the programme with 60 Seconds and The 7 O'Clock News already in existence serving as the replacement. Although The 7 O'Clock News was later axed in 2005, 60 Seconds remains on BBC Three to this present day.

Presenters[edit]

It was originally a vehicle for presenter Christopher Price. Following his death on 21 April 2002, the show continued with a variety of presenters including Colin Paterson, Claudia Winkleman, Julia Morris, Iain Lee, Jasmine Lowson, Paddy O'Connell, Jo Whiley, Joe Mace and Amanda Byram.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Liquid News - Technical Specifications". IMDb. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  2. ^ Bufton, Jonathan (1 January 2002). "Liquid gold". Transdiffusion. EMC Newsdesk. Archived from the original on 24 December 2005. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  3. ^ "Heat editor to front Liquid News". BBC News. 23 August 2002. Retrieved 17 October 2015.