BBC South West
is the BBC English Region
and the Channel Islands
BBC South West'
s television service (broadcast on BBC One
South West) consists of the flagship regional news service Spotlight
, the opt-out service BBC Channel Islands
, the topical magazine programme Inside Out
and a 20-minute opt-out during the weekly Politics Show
. A late night football magazine show Late Kick Off
is co-produced with BBC South
, BBC West
and the independent production company Pergall Media.
Previously, BBC South West produced a local issues programme, Close Up
and a political programme called Spotlight on Westminster
. These programmes finished when they were replaced by their current counterparts, Inside Out and the Politics Show, respectively.
The region is the controlling centre for BBC Radio Devon
, BBC Radio Cornwall
, BBC Radio Jersey
and BBC Radio Guernsey
On weekdays, the four stations carry local programming between 5am and 6pm before joining together for networked programming between 6pm and closedown at 1am. Weekend evening programmes are also simulcast with stations in the BBC West
region (with the exception of Radio Cornwall on late Saturday nights).
Online and Interactive
BBC South West
also produces regional news & local radio pages for Ceefax
, BBC Red Button
and BBC Local
websites for each county.
The region began news operations on 20 April 1961 with short news bulletins lasting ten minutes with few other... Read More