BBC News 24 is launching five new shows to increase programming at
The changes come as ITN gears up for the launch of its 24 hours news
service, News Channel, on 1 August.
From 8 July, News 24 will screen five new programmes, between 6am and
9am, and 8pm and 10pm. News 24’s political editor Nick Robinson will
present One to One, an interview with a personality at the centre of the
week’s political developments. The show is edited by Caroline Howie, who
will also edit two of the other new shows: Agenda, a topical debate,
which will air on Sunday nights; and Storyline, a personal view of the
week’s news from an interested party, most likely a politician or
It’s Your Money is a weekly personal finance programme, presented by
Tanya Beckett, who fronts the money section on BBC1’s breakfast
Liquid News is an entertainment news review, edited by Bill Taylor.
The station has already introduced a restructured breakfast
Since 3 July Breakfast 24 has been offering a 30-minute cycle of the
latest news from 6 amto 9am, instead of its previous magazine format,
which featured longer interviews and reports. The changes will only be
temporary, however, because the show will be replaced by a new breakfast
service, to be broadcast simultaneously on BBC1. The simulcast show is
expected in October.
Moira Stuart has been brought in to present Breakfast 24, and will
continue to be a regular breakfast presenter after October. She
currently reads the news on Breakfast with Frost.
News 24 head Rachel Attwell said: ’These changes will boost our coverage
at weekends and ensure that breakfast viewers get a comprehensive
round-up of the day’s news every half an hour.’