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||90 minutes (2005–2008)
30 minutes (2009–2012)
15 minutes (2013)
10 minutes (2014-present)
|Original network||BBC One
BBC World News
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)|
|Original release||31 December 2005– 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 Year's Eve firework display on the River Thames. From 2013 onwards, the programme is accompanied by special live concerts being performed by artists at Westminster Central Hall.
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.
From 2009 until 2013, the programme had returned to the original format of one presenter interviewing the general public on the streets of London, leading into the New Year Fireworks.
From 2013, the programme was renamed to New Year's Eve Fireworks and the format changed to accompany live concerts before and after the fireworks display. Gary Barlow, Queen + Adam Lambert, Bryan Adams, Robbie Williams, Chic and Nile Rodgers have performed before and after the New Year fireworks in specially broadcast concerts at Central Hall in Westminster.
During the 2014 event, drones were used to film the firework display and for the 2016 and 2017 events, the firework display was also filmed in 360 degrees.
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 Jools' Annual Hootenanny throughout the UK.
Presenters and guests
|2||2005—06||Clare Balding, Andrew Marr and Doug Segal|
|3||2006–07||Natasha Kaplinsky and Nick Knowles||Jamelia, Connie Fisher, The Feeling and Sophie Ellis-Bextor|
|4||2007–08||Nick Knowles and Myleene Klass||Gethin Jones, Katie Melua and Richard Fleeshman|
|5||2008–09||Nick Knowles and Kate Silverton||Gethin Jones, Matt Baker, Alesha Dixon, Russell Watson, Craig Revel Horwood, Jodie Prenger and Rita Simons|
|10||2013–14||Susanna Reid||Gary Barlow|
|11||2014–15||Greg James and Gemma Cairney||Queen + Adam Lambert|
|12||2015–16||Ore Oduba||Bryan Adams|
|13||2016–17||Melvin Odoom||Robbie Williams|
|14||2017–18||Roman Kemp||Nile Rodgers and Chic|
- "BBC- Bryan Adams to perform at exclusive BBC New Year's Eve concert". BBC. Retrieved 5 December 2015.
- Fletcher, Harry (1 January 2016). "UK TV ratings: Over 12m tune in to watch the New Year's Eve fireworks on BBC One". Digital Spy. Retrieved 4 January 2016.