Victoria Derbyshire (TV programme)

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Victoria Derbyshire
Genre News and current affairs
Created by BBC News
Presented by Victoria Derbyshire
Joanna Gosling
Theme music composer David Lowe
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
Production location(s) Studio B, Broadcasting House, London
Editor(s) Lousia Compton
Running time 120 minutes
Original network BBC News
Picture format 576i (16:9 SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original release 7 April 2015 (2015-04-07) – present
Preceded by Victoria Derbyshire (BBC Radio 5 Live)
Related shows BBC Breakfast
BBC News at One
BBC News at Six
BBC News at Ten
BBC Weekend News
Outside Source
World News Today
External links

Victoria Derbyshire is a BAFTA award winning[1] weekday current affairs programme which began simulcast airing on 7 April 2015 on BBC Two and the BBC News Channel;[2] its remit is original stories, exclusive interviews and audience debates.

It also acts as a showcase for BBC journalism using reports and interviews by BBC Nations and Regions, BBC World Service, language services and other programmes such as Newsnight, World News Today and Global, plus the BBC Online teams such as BBC Trending and BBC Pop Up. Occasionally the uncut versions of interviews are aired as well, in this case they are taken in place of HARDtalk and aired by BBC World News as well.


Years Presenter Current role
2015– Victoria Derbyshire Main presenter, Mon–Thurs
2015– Joanna Gosling Friday presenter, main relief presenter
2015– Norman Smith Chief political correspondent and relief presenter
2016– Annita McVeigh Newsreader, Thu–Fri
2016– Tina Daheley Relief presenter and newsreader
2017– Matt Barbet
2015- Joanna Gosling
2018- Riz Lateef
2015– Julian Worricker
2017– Martine Croxall
2017– Matthew Price
2016– Rebecca Jones Relief newsreader
2017– Reeta Chakrabarti
2018– Ben Brown
2018– Carole Walker
2016–2017 Maxine Mawhinney

When Derbyshire is away (on leave, on an assignment, or elsewhere), the titles say 'with' the stand-in presenter.

Reporters/segment presenters[edit]

  • Jim Reed
  • Ben Thompson (Business)
  • Victoria Fritz (Business)
  • Aaron Heslehurst (Business)
  • Alice Baxter (Business)
  • Catrin Nye
  • Dan Johnson
  • Jessica Creighton (sport)
  • Ore Oduba (Sport)
  • Olly Foster (Sport)
  • Hugh Woozencroft (Sport)
  • Katherine Downes (Sport)
  • Chris Mitchell (Sport)
  • John Watson (Sport)
  • Will Perry (Sport)
  • Carol Kirkwood (Weather)
  • Benjamin Zand (Also film producer, Editor of BBC Pop Up)
  • Nicola Beckford


An episode of the Victoria Derbyshire show broadcast on 22 May 2015 featured an interview with Lisa Longstaff from the organisation Women Against Rape. During the broadcast, Longstaff made reference to the case of Eleanor de Freitas, a woman who had falsely alleged she had been raped and committed suicide while on trial for perverting the course of justice as a result of her false allegation. Longstaff twice wrongly referred to the victim of de Freitas' false allegations as a "rapist", with this smear unchallenged by interviewee Joanna Gosling. The BBC later issued an apology for any distress they'd caused as a result of the broadcast.[3][4]


In 2015, Derbyshire was nominated for RTS Presenter of the Year along with Zand who was nominated in the Young Talent category which Zand won. Derbyshire won Broadcaster of the Year at the PinkNews Awards in 2015 and 2016.[5][6] In 2017, the programme won a BAFTA for its coverage of former footballers who had been sexually abused.[1]


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