The BBC One O’clock News

The BBC One O'clock News Theme ( 1992 )

The BBC News at One is the afternoon news bulletin from the BBC. Produced by BBC News, the programme is broadcast on BBC One and the BBC News channel every weekday at 1:00pm. The programme is usually presented by Sophie Raworth every Monday to Thursday and Kate Silverton on Friday.

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The BBC News at One achieved an average reach of 2.7 million viewers per bulletin in 2007, making it the most watched programme on UK daytime television.

The One O’Clock News launched on 27 October 1986 together with the daytime television service on BBC One, serving as a replacement to the BBC’s News After Noon programme, which had a two-person presentation team of Richard Whitmore and either Moira Stuart or Frances Coverdale. Martyn Lewis, who had joined the BBC from rival ITN, was the original presenter of the new One O’Clock News, in a single-presenter format.

A unified look across BBC news output was introduced in April 1993, and the programme, while retaining the One O’Clock News title, adopted this look, though still kept some of its individuality, such as a reworked version of the theme music.

A new look across all of BBC News television output on 10 May 1999 meant that for the first time all the main bulletins on BBC One had the same look, the only exception being the title of the programme. At this time Anna Ford took over as the main presenter of the bulletin, staying until her retirement from news reading in April 2006.