News at Twelve

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News at Twelve
Genre Comedy, sitcom
Written by Francis Sinclair
Directed by Alex Kirby
Starring Patrick Malahide
Sheila Fearn
Julia Foster
Liz May Brice
Mark Billingham
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 6
Production
Executive producer(s) Lewis Rudd
Producer(s) Pamela Lonsdale
Production company(s) Central Independent Television
Release
Original network ITV
Picture format 4:3
Audio format Mono
Original release 22 February (1988-02-22) – 28 March 1988 (1988-03-28)

News at Twelve is a 1988 British television comedy for children, written by Cliff Francis and Jeremy Sinclair under the pseudonym of Francis Sinclair. The series followed 12-year-old Kevin Doyle and his nightly "news bulletins" about the events in his life (and some events from his imagination). The name of the TV series came from Kevin's age rather than the time the show itself aired, or of Kevin's news updates, which commonly featured his comical basset hound Baxter.

News at Twelve featured Patrick Malahide, Sheila Fearn, Julia Foster, Liz May Brice (credited as "Lisa Brice") and Mark Billingham.

This series was aired on ITV and made by Central TV. A US pilot version was made in 1991 by NBC starring, amongst others, Danny Gerard and Sarah Melici, but it was never screened.

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