The One Show

The One Show

Infobox Television
show_name = The One Show

image caption = Logo from July 2007
country = UK
format = Magazine
runtime = 30 minutes
creators =
network =BBC One
status =
starring = Adrian Chiles
Christine Bleakley
first_aired = 14 August 2006
last_aired =

"The One Show" is a topical magazine-style television programme, broadcast on weekdays at 6:58pm on BBC One. It is hosted by Adrian Chiles and Christine Bleakley. It runs every week of the year, excluding a two week break for Christmas. "The One Show" is broadcast from BBC Media Village in White City, London. It is the biggest single commission outside returning drama the BBC has ever handed out. [cite web|url=,,1968859,00.html|title= Salmon's leap of faith|accessdate=2007-04-04]


The One Show was initially commissioned for a four week trial run. It broadcast on weeknights at 6:55pm between 14th August and 8th September 2006. The programme was billed as a topical magazine show. The trial was hosted by Chiles and Nadia Sawalha, featuring reports from a variety of people across the UK. The show was intended as an updated version of the 1970's BBC news magazine show Nationwide [ [ The One Show gets another go | Media | MediaGuardian ] ] ; its production at the BBC Birmingham facilities at The Mailbox may have been a reminder of the popular daytime show Pebble Mill at One, broadcast from the former BBC Birmingham studios at Pebble Mill.

The show returned, having been revamped, on 9 July 2007. [cite web|url=|title=BBC One announces The One Show team|accessdate=2007-06-21] A number of changes were made to the format. The show was moved from Birmingham to London. Sawalha was replaced by Myleene Klass. Klass left in August to give birth to her first child, and was replaced by Christine Bleakley. There is also a new team of reporters. It replaces "Real Story", [cite web|url=|title=Television - News - BBC1 axes "Real Story" for "One Show" - Digital Spy|accessdate=2007-04-04] and "Holiday", which has been axed after 37 years. [cite web|url=|title=Television - News - BBC axes "Holiday" after 37 years - Digital Spy|accessdate=2007-04-04]

Presenters and Reporters

Current team

"The One Show" team for series starting 9th July 2007:
*Adrian Chiles - Studio Presenter
*Christine Bleakley - Studio Presenter


*Steve Backshall - Nature and Wildlife Reports
*Angellica Bell - Reporter
*Ellie Harrison - Nature and Wildlife Reports
*Joe Inglis - Domestic Animals
*Colin Jackson - Reporter
*Myleene Klass - Studio Presenter (Series 2 "July-August 2007") [cite news
title = Klass quits 'The One Show' for baby
publisher = Digital Spy
date = 19 October, 2007
url =
accessdate = 2007-10-19
] Returned to the show as a reporter following maternity leave
*Miranda Krestovnikoff - Nature and Wildlife Reports
*Dominic Littlewood - Consumer Issues
*David Lindo - Nature and Wildlife Reports
*Michael Mosley - Health and Science
*Neil Oliver - History Stories
*Justin Rowlatt - Current Affairs and Ethical Issues
*John Sergeant - Reporter
*Lucy Siegle - Environmentally Friendly Issues
*Hardeep Singh Kohli - Reporter
*Dan Snow - History Stories
*Carol Thatcher - Reporter
*Phil Tufnell - Reporter
*Christine Walkden - Gardening
*Rav Wilding - Crime Reports
*Mike Dilger - Wildlife & Ecological Issues
*Gyles Brandreth - Reporter & occasional presenter
*Clare Balding - Reporter
*Sarah Jarvis - Medical Issues
*Anita Rani - Current Affairs
*Carol Kirkwood - Weather and General Reporter
*Enid Blyton - Responsible for script editing.

Previous Presenters and Reporters

*Nadia Sawalha - Studio Presenter (Series 1)
*Mitch Benn - featured on the show, as the composer of "Complaints Choir" songs and lyrics.
*Kate Humble - Wildlife Reporter
*Rajesh Mirchandani - Roving Reporter
*Martin Lewis - Money Saving Expert
*Anna Adams - Reporter
*Matt Baker - Reporter


The original show was transmitted from a temporary studio built at The Mailbox complex in Birmingham. Technical facilities were provided by NEP Visions, with an Outside Broadcast truck parked-up in the loading bay. The show was produced by BBC Birmingham, with production input from various BBC regions. The initial four week run was for test purposes, to see whether the show was successful in attracting audiences, and has been recommissioned on that basis.

Featured stories

During the programme's original run, several experts, as well as presenters from other BBC programmes presented certain reports and ran experiments. Among these included Kate Humble travelling around the United Kingdom in search of specific wildlife each day; Martin Lewis providing tips for saving money, as well as Carol Thatcher attempting to survive for a week on £8.45 a day - the amount the Prudential estimated many state pensioners were living on after tax deductions.

Photo competition

Throughout the initial four week run, a wildlife photo competition was held, designed to find the best photograph captured by a viewer. The winner, Annie Kerridge, was announced on 7th September 2006 and interviewed live on the programme. Entries are available to view on the BBC's interactive services.
To aid with sending entries, a special BBC group was set up on photographic sharing website Flickr, where viewers with accounts could upload them


External links

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