BBC Points West

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Points West
BBC Points West.jpg
Points West titles
FormatRegional News
Presented byAlex Lovell
David Garmston
Amanda Parr
(Main anchors)
Theme music composerDavid Lowe
Country of originEngland, United Kingdom
Original language(s)English
Production
Editor(s)Neil Bennett
Location(s)Broadcasting House, Bristol,
England, UK
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time30 minutes
(main 6:30pm programme)
Production company(s)BBC West
Broadcast
Original channelBBC One West
Picture format576i (16:9 SDTV)
Original runSeptember 1957 (1957-09) – present
Chronology
Related showsITV News West Country
External links
Website
 
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Points West
BBC Points West.jpg
Points West titles
FormatRegional News
Presented byAlex Lovell
David Garmston
Amanda Parr
(Main anchors)
Theme music composerDavid Lowe
Country of originEngland, United Kingdom
Original language(s)English
Production
Editor(s)Neil Bennett
Location(s)Broadcasting House, Bristol,
England, UK
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time30 minutes
(main 6:30pm programme)
Production company(s)BBC West
Broadcast
Original channelBBC One West
Picture format576i (16:9 SDTV)
Original runSeptember 1957 (1957-09) – present
Chronology
Related showsITV News West Country
External links
Website

BBC Points West (known as News West from June 1991 until May 2000) is the BBC's regional TV news programme for the West of England, covering Bristol, Wiltshire, north and east Somerset, Gloucestershire and north Dorset.

Points West is produced by BBC West from BBC Broadcasting Centre at Whiteladies Road, Bristol with reporters also based at newsrooms in Bath, Gloucester, Swindon and Taunton. The main presenters are Alex Lovell, David Garmston and Amanda Parr.

History[edit]

Regional television news in the West of England began in September 1957 with the start of daily short bulletins. Around this time, news bulletins for the West shared a 5-10 minute timeslot with Welsh news bulletins as the Wenvoe transmitter on the western outskirts of Cardiff was serving viewers in both south Wales and the West of England. The West's regional bulletins were relaunched in 1962 as Points West but still had to share the new 25-minute timeslot with Wales Today.

The launch of a dedicated BBC Wales television station in February 1964 allowed Points West to become a full-length regional news programme broadcast only to the West of England. Between 1991 and 2000, the programme was known as BBC News West.

The team[edit]

Presenters[edit]

PersonTitle(s)Related note(s)
David GarmstonMain presenter/newsreader
Alex Lovell
Jemma CooperIan FergussonWeather presenter
Dan DownsBased at BBC South West
Emily Wood

Correspondents[edit]

PersonTitle(s)Related note(s)
Scott EllisWiltshire Correspondent
Steve KnibbsGloucestershire Correspondent
Clinton RogersSomerset Chief Somerset Correspondent
Ali VowlesBath CorrespondentNewsreader
Lizzie Way
Liz BeaconNews CorrespondentNewsreader
Sarah-Jane Bungay
Sally Challoner
Sabet Choudhury
Will Glennon
Fiona Lamdin
Amanda Parr
Andrew Plant
Imogen Sellers
Madeleine Ware
Steve BrodieHome Affairs Correspondent
Alistair DurdenSport Correspondent
Dave HarveyBusiness Correspondent
Matthew HillHealth Correspondent

Producers[edit]

  • Jude Hollingsworth
  • Dawn Trevett
  • Naomi Wordley
  • Alice Bouverie
  • Catherine Powell
  • Liz Beacon (Stand-in producer)
  • Sarah-Jane Bungay (Stand-in producer)

Former presenters[edit]

  • Clare Banks
  • Mike Dornan
  • Roy Sheppard
  • Tony Target (Weather presenter)
  • Susan Osman
  • Nigel Turner
  • Saima Mohsin
  • Maurice Flynn
  • Katharine Carpenter
  • Jeremy Carrad
  • Amanda Theunissen
  • John Norman
  • Gwyn Richards
  • Isabel Webster (Weather presenter)
  • Elizabeth Rizzini (Weather presenter)
  • Jemma Cooper (Weather presenter)
  • Kawser Quamer (Weather presenter)
  • Kate Haskell (née Reeves; weather presenter)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/england/pointswest/content/tour/images/old4.jpg.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

External links[edit]