Spotlight (BBC South West News)

NOTE: Not be confused with Spotlight, BBC Northern Ireland's weekly current affairs programme.
Spotlight

Main Spotlight titles

Channel Islands Spotlight titles
StarringVictoria Graham,
Justin Leigh
Production
Producer(s)BBC South West
Running timeMain bulletin:
30 minutes
Broadcast
Original channelBBC One
Original run1961
(as South West at Six) –
present
Spotlight is the BBC's regional news programme for the southwest of England, covering Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, and Somerset. There is also a special version of the programme for viewers in the Channel Islands. The main version of the programme broadcasts between 18:30 and 18:58 on weekdays, with shorter bulletins at other times. The programme can be viewed anywhere in the UK (and Europe) on digital satellite channel 987/988 on the BBC UK regional TV on satellite service. Its main competitor is ITV Westcountry's main evening programme Westcountry Live

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The programme has its own dedicated regional weather forecaster: David Braine.
Spotlight is presented by Victoria Graham and Justin Leigh, with weather forecasts from David Braine. Sports news is presented by Natalie Cornah or Andy Breare, and both also stand in for the main presenters when they are absent. Sophie Long also appears regularly as a presenter. Presenters of the shorter bulletins include Rebecca Wills, Clare Casson, Carol Madge, Lucie Fisher, Carys Edwards, Aysha Iqbal, Amy Cole, Hamish Marshall, Julia Peet (who is married to weatherman David Braine) and Jenny Walrond.

Reporters for the programme include Simon Hall (Home Affairs Correspondent), Chris Rodgers (Political Editor), Adrian Campbell (Environment Correspondent), Neil Gallacher (Business and Industry Correspondent), Sally Mountjoy (Health correspondent), Marcus Wraight, Matt Pengelly, Hamish Marshall, Louise Walter, Eleanor Parkinson, David George, Philip Loat, Jonathan Hudston, Leigh Rundle, Johnny Rutherford and John Henderson.

Spotlight is broadcast from BBC Broadcasting House in Seymour Road, Plymouth - this is the main headquarters for all BBC South West programming, on TV, radio and online. There are also smaller studios in Truro, Exeter, Torquay, Barnstaple and Taunton.

The programme originally began as South West at Six in 1961. [1]

From 1992 to 2000 Spotlight used a lighthouse within the opening titles of the programme. On 22 May 2000, Spotlight adopted the generic BBC regional news design. A new version of the lighthouse motif was established with new titles introduced on 2 May 2006, based upon the national news redesigned titles. The set, introduced based upon the national news in 2004, received a new window behind the presenters with a view looking out over Plymouth.

Past presenters include Teresa Driscoll, main presenter from early 1990s until 2005; Juliet Morris; Jill Dando; Angela Rippon; Craig Rich (weather forecaster); Angela Rippon; Sue Lawley; Hugh Scully; Fern Britton; Sue King ; Chris Denham; Christopher Slade;Gillian Miles;Sheila Tracey and Kate Adie.

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Spotlight is the name given to a BBC Northern Ireland weekly current affairs programme.

It should not be confused with the BBC South West programme of the same name.
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BBC Northern Ireland

Headquarters Belfast
Broadcast area Northern Ireland (also widely available in the Republic of Ireland

TV Stations BBC One Northern Ireland
BBC Two Northern Ireland
Radio Stations
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Current affairs is a genre of broadcast journalism where the emphasis is on detailed analysis and discussion of news stories that have recently occurred or are ongoing at the time of broadcast.
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BBC South West

Headquarters Plymouth
Broadcast area Devon, Cornwall, South and West Somerset, West Dorset
the Channel Islands
Nation BBC English Regions

TV Transmitters Beacon Hill
Caradon Hill
Huntshaw Cross
Redruth
Stockland Hill
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BBC tv
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Sister channel(s) BBC Two,
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Website www.bbc.co.
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19th century - 20th century - 21st century
1930s  1940s  1950s  - 1960s -  1970s  1980s  1990s
1958 1959 1960 - 1961 - 1962 1963 1964

Year 1961 (MCMLXI
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The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Type Broadcast radio and television
Country  United Kingdom
Availability    National
International 
Founder John Reith
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Motto
Dieu et mon droit   (French)
"God and my right"
Anthem
No official anthem specific to England — the anthem of the United Kingdom is "God Save the Queen".
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Cornwall
Kernow


(Flag)
Motto: Onen hag oll
(Cornish: One and all)


Geography
Status Ceremonial & (smaller) Non-metropolitan county
Region South West England
Area
- Total
- Admin.
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Devon

Motto: Auxilio divino (Latin: By divine aid)

Geography
Status Ceremonial & (smaller) Non-metropolitan county
Region South West England
Area
- Total
- Admin. council
- Admin.
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Dorset
Motto: Who's a'feard

Geography
Status Ceremonial & (smaller) Non-metropolitan county
Origin Historic
Region South West England
Area
- Total
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- Admin.
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Somerset

Geography
Status Ceremonial & (smaller) Non-metropolitan county
Origin Historic
Region South West England
Area
- Total
- Admin. council
- Admin.
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Channel Islands (Norman: Îles d'la Manche, French: Îles Anglo-Normandes/Îles de la Manche) are a group of islands in the English Channel, off the French coast of Normandy, but dependent on the British Crown.
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Westcountry Television

Based in Plymouth
Broadcast area Devon
Cornwall
South and West Somerset
West Dorset
Launched 1 January 1993


Westcountry TV logo 1993

Closed lost on-air identity on 27 October 2002 (verbally known as
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Westcountry Live is the flagship regional news programme for ITV Westcountry. It broadcasts weeknights at 6pm.

The programme has been broadcasting since January 4 1993, when Westcountry took over from TSW.
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David Braine is the main weather forecaster for BBC South West.

Following a BSc degree in Meteorology and Oceanography, David joined the Royal Navy in 1987, where he remained until 1995.
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David Braine is the main weather forecaster for BBC South West.

Following a BSc degree in Meteorology and Oceanography, David joined the Royal Navy in 1987, where he remained until 1995.
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Simon Hall may refer to:
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David George is the name of:
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John (Johnny) Sherman Rutherford, III (born March 12, 1938 in Coffeyville, Kansas) is a retired U.S. automobile racer.

The Texas-raised "Lonestar J.R." is one of eight drivers to win the prestigious Indianapolis 500 mile race at least three times: in 1974, 1976, and 1980.
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John Henderson may refer to:
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BBC South West

Headquarters Plymouth
Broadcast area Devon, Cornwall, South and West Somerset, West Dorset
the Channel Islands
Nation BBC English Regions

TV Transmitters Beacon Hill
Caradon Hill
Huntshaw Cross
Redruth
Stockland Hill
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Truro
Cornish - Truru

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