- BBC Look East
show_name = BBC Look East
caption = "Look East" titles
format = Regional
picture_format = | 720x576
runtime = Main bulletin:
presenter = Stewart White
first_aired = 1959
last_aired = present
"BBC Look East" is the
BBC's regional television newsprogramme for the BBC Eastregion, covering Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshireand parts of Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hertfordshireand Northamptonshire.
The programme began in 1959, making it the longest-running regional news programme on the BBC. It is broadcast on
BBC Onefrom its studio in The Forum, Norwich(where BBC Radio Norfolkis also based) and from Hills Road, Cambridge(where BBC Radio Cambridgeshireis also based).
Look East moved to The Forum on 29 September 2003, having previously been based in St Catherine's Close,
The programme can be watched in any part of the UK (and Europe) on Sky Digital channel 981, and channel 982 for the "west" sub-regional service from
Cambridge, on the BBC UK regional TV on satelliteservice. The services were added to the Sky Digital platform on 29 July 2003. The availability of these services resolved part of the problems caused by the geography of the area that meant some viewers in North Norfolkcould see BBC Look North (Hull), while viewers in Kings Lynnsaw the wrong sub-region of Look East.
In 1997 Look East launched the sub-regional service - "Close Up" - for viewers in
Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshireand Northamptonshire. The opt allows the two regions to provide, during the main evening programme, around 10 minutes of news which is more relevant to their area. After the BBC News at Tenboth the East and West of the region receive separate editions of Look East from Norwichand Cambridgerespectively. Both editions of the programme can be received on Sky Digital, on channels 981 and 982.
*Amanda Goodman (Close Up)
*Jenny Kirk (Breakfast bulletins)
*Mariam Issimdar (Breakfast bulletins)
Janine Machin(Close Up)
TV News via E-mail
In February 2008, Look East became the first tv news bulletin in the UK to launch a daily e-mail version of the programme. More than a promotional tool, it contains an average of 60 links to recently updated regional news, weather and sport in a number of formats. Most of the main news items which appear on the TV programme are displayed on this newsletter, which also previews that evening's programme, expands on stories and features other local
*bbc.co.uk|id=lookeast|title=BBC "Look East"
* [http://www.bbc.co.uk/england/realmedia/lookeast/norwich/bb/lookeast_16x9_bb.ram Latest programme (East)]
* [http://www.bbc.co.uk/england/realmedia/lookeast/cambridge/bb/cambridge_16x9_bb.ram Latest programme (West)]
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