BBC Look North (North East and Cumbria)

BBC Look North (North East And Cumbria)

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BBC Look North (North East and Cumbria)

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BBC Look North is the BBC's regional television news service for the BBC North East and Cumbria region. The programmes are produced and broadcast from the BBC Broadcasting Centre on Barrack Road in Newcastle upon Tyne with journalists also based at newsrooms in Middlesbrough, Durham, York and Carlisle.


The programme can be watched in any part of the UK on the BBC UK regional TV on satellite service. It broadcasts on analogue and digital terrestrial from the Pontop Pike, Chatton, Bilsdale and Caldbeck transmitters.


Prior to the start of Look North, the BBC television region launched in 1962 with Home at Six, a weeknight 20-minute news magazine presented by Frank Bough from studios at 54 New Bridge Street in the city centre of Newcastle. The region had previously been served by a pan-regional bulletin from Manchester entitled News from the North, broadcast across the whole of Northern England from 30 September 1957 onwards.

After Frank Bough left to join BBC Sport in 1964, Home at Six was relaunched with a new name and a new presenter - Mike Neville, an actor & continuity announcer for Tyne Tees Television who had been anchor of North East Newsview, a nightly regional news programme, for only a few months. Neville soon became a household name and spent the next thirty two years at the BBC in Newcastle, presenting Look North as well as making regular appearances on Nationwide, alongside other members of the Look North team.

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