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BBC Look North
BBC Look North E Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.jpg
Opening title since 2008
Format Regional News
Presented by Peter Levy
Producer(s) BBC Yorkshire and Lincolnshire
Running time Main bulletin:
30 minutes
Original channel BBC One Yorkshire and Lincolnshire
Original run 11 November 2002 – present
Related shows BBC Look North (North East and Cumbria),
BBC Look North (Yorkshire and North Midlands)
BBC East Midlands Today

BBC Look North is the BBC's regional TV news service for East Yorkshire, Kingston upon Hull and Lincolnshire produced by BBC Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. The programmes are produced and broadcast from the BBC Broadcasting Centre at Queens Court in Hull with reporters also based in Lincoln.

The programme can be watched in any part of the UK (and Europe) on digital satellite channel 977 on the BBC UK regional TV on satellite service and Virgin Media (formally NTL) on channel 858. The latest edition of Look North is also available to watch on the programme's website.



On weekdays, Look North broadcasts six three-minute opt-outs during BBC Breakfast at 27 and 57 minutes past each hour. A fifteen-minute lunchtime programme follows at 1:30pm, before the main half-hour edition at 6:30pm. A short 30-second headlines update during the 8pm BBC News Summary and a seven-minute late update is shown at 10:25pm, following the BBC News at Ten.

Look North also airs four bulletins during the weekend: a lunchtime bulletin on Saturday, early evening bulletins on Saturday & Sunday and a late night bulletin on Sundays, following the BBC News at Ten. The times of these bulletins usually vary.

Coverage area

The programme's main coverage area is East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire (the editorial areas covered by BBC Lincolnshire and BBC Radio Humberside) although some households in north-west Norfolk whose television aerials point towards the Belmont transmitting station in Lincolnshire receive the Hull edition of Look North rather than BBC Look East, which the rest of Norfolk receives. The increase in households with digital receivers means that many in the area are able to receive Look East.


Look North's Hull-based programme began in November 2002, presented by Helen Fospero (née Morton) and Peter Levy. The programme was presented from a tiny studio built in the existing Radio Humberside building in Chapel Street and directed from a technical gallery at Leeds. The programme's first editor was Roger Farrant.

Before 11 November 2002, this region was part of a larger BBC North region, served by Look North from Leeds with short six minute opt-outs for the area (introduced during 2001) during the main evening programme at 6:30pm and the BBC Ten O' Clock News. The first presenter of the opt-outs was Clare Frisby.

The November 2002 changes saw the opt extended to become a full half-hour programme at 6:30pm, with the 10:25pm opt-out remaining unchanged. Daytime and weekend bulletins were carried from Leeds.

In 2004, Look North, along with the radio station Radio Humberside and the Online/Interactive Project moved to new studios and offices in Queen's Gardens. Within a short time of going live from the new studios, dedicated daytime and weekend bulletins for the region were introduced, replacing the previous arrangement of carrying such bulletins from Leeds.

The news editor oversees an integrated operation of journalists and technical operators.



Breakfast Bulletins

Regular presenters: Siobhan Robbins, Crispin Rolfe, Caroline Davis, Leanne Brown

13.30 Bulletin

Regular presenters: Caroline Davis, Crispin Rolfe, Leanne Brown, Siobhan Robbins, Emma Massey

15.00 Bulletin

Regular presenters: Peter Levy, Caroline Davis, Crispin Rolfe

18.30 Bulletin

Regular presenters: Peter Levy, Caroline Davis

22.25 Bulletin

Regular presenters: Crispin Rolfe, Caroline Davis

Relief presenters: Emma Massey, Peter Levy, Siobhan Robbins

Saturday Bulletins

Regular presenters: Siobhan Robbins, Jo Makel

Relief Presenters: Leanne Brown, Crispin Rolfe, Caroline Davis

Sunday Bulletins

Regular presenters: Caroline Davis, Emma Massey, Crispin Rolfe

Relief Presenters: Leanne Brown, Siobhan Robbins

Weather Presenters

Regular presenters:

Sports presenters/reporters


Video Journalists:

  • Jo Makel
  • Phillip Norton
  • Matt Richards
  • Linsey Smith
  • Simon Spark
  • Jake Zuckerman
  • Amanda Thomson
  • Emma Massey


  • Paul Murphy (Business)
  • Tim Iredale (Political Editor)
  • Vicky Johnson (Health)
  • Guy Lynn (Rural Affairs)
  • Phil Connell

Former presenters


External links


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