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was the BBC2
BBC Two is the second television channel operated by the British Broadcasting Corporation in the United Kingdom. It covers a wide range of subject matter, but tending towards more 'highbrow' programmes than the more mainstream and popular BBC One. Like the BBC's other domestic TV and radio...
channel's main news programme during the 1960s and early 1970s.
The programme began on the day BBC2 started transmission, 20 April 1964 and continued until 1973. The programme was initially broadcast late at night (after 10.30pm) but was moved to a 7.30 - 8.00pm time-slot in 1968. The schedule change was followed by a switch from monochrome to colour transmission; Newsroom
was, in fact, the first British
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern IrelandIn the United Kingdom and Dependencies, other languages have been officially recognised as legitimate autochthonous languages under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages...
news programme to be shown in colour.
Until September 1969 it originated from BBC News
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Studio A at Alexandra Palace
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, and after this date from Studio N2 at Television Centre
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Various newsreaders presented Newsroom
over the years, including John Timpson
John Harry Robert Timpson OBE, , born in Kenton, Harrow, Middlesex, was a British journalist, best known as a radio presenter. He was educated at Merchant Taylors' School, a boys' independent school in Northwood, London....
, Peter Woods (from the first night) and Robert Dougall
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