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BBC News at One
Format News, Weather
Created by BBC News
Presented by Sophie Raworth
Kate Silverton
(Main Presenters)
Louise Minchin
Emily Maitlis
Jane Hill
(Main Relief Presenters)
Country of origin United Kingdom
Language(s) English
Location(s) London
Running time 30 minutes
Original channel BBC One
Original run 27 October 1986 – Present
Preceded by BBC News After Noon
Related shows BBC Breakfast,
BBC News at Five
BBC News at Six
BBC News at Ten

The BBC News at One is the afternoon news bulletin from the BBC. Produced by BBC News, the programme is broadcast on BBC One and the BBC News channel daily at 13:00.

Like the BBC News at Six and BBC News at Ten, the programme is presented by a single newsreader; usually Sophie Raworth from Tuesday to Friday, and Kate Silverton on Mondays.

The BBC News at One achieved an average reach of 2.7 million viewers per bulletin, making it the most watched programme on UK daytime television[1].



The One O'Clock News launched on the 27 October 1986 together with the daytime television service on BBC One serving as a replacement to the BBC News After Noon programme. Martyn Lewis, who had recently joined the BBC from rival ITN, was the original presenter.

A new look across all of BBC News television output in 10 May 1999 meant that for the first time all the main bulletins on BBC One had the same look, the only exception being the title of the programme. At this time Anna Ford took over as the main presenter of the bulletin, staying until her retirement from news reading in April 2006.

On 22 January 2007 the programme titles were relaunched, along with the rest of the BBC television output, to give an identical series of titles across news programming on all BBC channels.

In 4 February 2008, the programme temporarily moved studios, from N6 to N8 (the BBC News channel studio), as part of restructuring across BBC News. On 21 April 2008 the programme underwent a graphical refresh and returned to the refurbished N6 as well as changing its name to the BBC News at One.



Current weekday presenters

Years Presenter Current Role
2006-present Sophie Raworth Main presenter, Tue-Fri
2008-present Kate Silverton Deputy presenter, Mondays and Relief
2006-present Louise Minchin Regular Relief presenter
2006-present Emily Maitlis Regular Relief presenter
2005-present Jane Hill Occasional Relief Presenter
2009-present Simon McCoy Occasional Relief Presenter

Current weekend presenters

On Saturday the programme, which is simply branded as BBC News instead of BBC News at One, is presented by the BBC News Channel presenter on at that time and usually airs at 12noon.

On Sundays, excluding periods when Parliament is in recess, there are no separate lunchtime bulletins. Instead a news update at the start of The Politics Show includes the main news headlines, including a report. This short update is presented by a duty BBC News Channel presenter, often a member of the Saturday bulletin team.

Years Presenter Current Role
2007-present Maxine Mawhinney Main Lunchtime Presenter
2007-present Nicholas Owen Regular Lunchtime Presenter
2009-present Tim Willcox Relief Presenter
2009-present Sophie Long Relief Presenter

Former presenters

If there is no position before the years of being a presenter, then this newsreader was either a relief presenter or occasional guest stand-in presenter.


Within the last few minutes of each programme, a full national weather forecast is presented within the studio, usually by Tomasz Schafernaker, Laura Tobin, John Hammond or Peter Gibbs, the current forecasters for this bulletin.

One O'Clock News Hour

The BBC News at One has been shown on the BBC News channel since April 2006, making up the first half hour of the BBC News at One. Significant differences can be seen between the two halves of the programme, as the second half is presented by the News Channel presenters Matthew Amroliwala and Jane Hill. During the headlines and 'coming up' section, BBC One viewers will see a preview of the stories to come from their region, while BBC News viewers will see sports headlines. Between 12:45 and 14:00 BBC News has a service providing in-vision British Sign Language for those viewers with hearing difficulties.

See also

  • ITV News at 1:30


External links


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