Due to the size of West Dorset, the Listenership of BBC Radio Solent has both covered by BBC South and BBC South West. BBC Spotlight, Plymouth. BBC South West's television service (broadcast on BBC One South West) consists of the flagship regional news service Spotlight, the opt-out service BBC Channel Islands, the topical magazine programme Inside Out and a 20-minute opt-out during Sunday Politics. Weekend evening programmes are also simulcast with stations in the BBC West region. explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. The departure of Justin - who signed off for good on Friday, October 16 - came as a shock to many.  In 2013, the BBC confirmed it would not be moving to Sutton Harbour, but instead be refurbishing its existing Plymouth headquarters. “I have met so many amazing people as I have reported on the region’s triumphs and tragedies. BBC Spotlight is on Facebook. BBC South West is the BBC English Region serving Cornwall, Devon, Isles of Scilly, West Somerset, West Dorset and Channel Islands. Seymour Road. In late 2012, the owner of the harbour expressed fears the move may never happen and admitted other parties had expressed an interest in moving to the site earmarked for the BBC. Spotlight presenter Hamish Marshall has announced that he is leaving the BBC. He became the main presenter in 2001. JUSTIN Leigh has announced he is to leave the BBC after 33 years - including almost 20 years presenting the UKâs most popular regional TV news programme, BBC Spotlight. Log In. Dramatic car fire in Barnstaple town centre, The legendary Devon store in the days before 'clone' supermarkets. "I have another three weeks working here but as it stands that’s the final 0400 alarm.". "Good morning and welcome to my final morning of @BBCSpotlight updates on @BBCBreakfast," he tweeted shortly after 6am. It has been a huge privilege to have played a part in reflecting everyday life in this beautiful part of the world. On weekdays, the five stations carry local programming between 5 am and 7 pm before joining together for networked programming between 7 pm and closedown at 1 am. Gary Richard charged with seven offences following incident which saw three people injured on Boxing Day. Our. Their 17-year relationship broke down as it was revealed Spotlight co-host Victoria had a passionate 18 month affair with her BBC boss Jon Gripton. Introduction : Victoria Graham is a news anchor, presenter, reporter and journalist who works for BBC Spotlight in South West, England. The service was expanded on 16 October 2000 and now incorporates the first half of Spotlight's main 6:30pm programme (under the name BBC Channel Islands News) and the full late bulletin after the BBC News at Ten on weeknights. BBC Spotlight is the most watched TV programme in the South West of England. A new colour television studio was added to the complex in 1974, allowing Spotlight to broadcast in colour for the first time. The regional headquarters and television centre is at Broadcasting House in the Mannamead area of Plymouth, with offices and television studios also in St Helier, Taunton, Truro and Exeter. Electric fence to make sure you social distance at the pub. BBC Spotlight is the most watched TV programme in the South West of England. There is also a special version of the programme for viewers in the Channel Islands. It's created by a reef, and waves like this only appear a few times a year, when the tides and winds align. The region is the controlling centre for BBC Radio Devon, BBC Radio Cornwall, BBC Radio Somerset, BBC Radio Jersey and BBC Radio Guernsey. Contact us BBC Spotlight. The popular presenter of the BBC One South West bulletin will sign off for good on Friday, October 16. July 13. Mannamead. The latest news, sport, weather and features from the South West of England. , The Plymouth studios were originally a Victorian villa on Seymour Road called Ingledene before being bought by the BBC following the Second World War and subsequently fitted out with technical facilities. Following the merger of Westcountry and HTV West to become ITV West & Westcountry in February 2009 (later becoming "ITV West Country" on 1 January 2014), Spotlight is now the only regional TV news service dedicated entirely to, and produced in, the South West, as the ITV service (ITV News West Country) is based in Bristol with bulletins and opt-outs for the region. Justin Leigh has announced he is to leave the BBC after 33 years - including almost 20 years presenting the UKâs most popular regional TV news programme, BBC Spotlight. Justin began his broadcasting career as a volunteer at BBC Radio Cornwall, working first on a rock programme, before moving to mainstream shows. Chris was born in Bristol and worked for local newspapers across the South West before joining BBC South West in 1989 as a producer with BBC Radio Devon. Focused and driven, Victoria has been working in the industry for over a decade and has dedicated a lot of her time to refining her craft as a journalist. 212K likes. Hamish, who has become a well-known figure to viewers across the South West after 25 years with Spotlight, announced his departure on Twitter this morning. BBC South West's television service (broadcast on BBC One South West) consists of the flagship regional news service Spotlight, the opt-out service BBC Channel Islands, the topical magazine programme Inside Out and a 20-minute opt-out during Sunday Politics. Take a nostalgic look inside the weird and wonderful Brian Ford's Discount Store in Barnstaple. Write to: BBC South West. Special news item broadcast to mark the 40th anniversary of BBC regional news in the south west Broadcast 30 September 2003. Marine litter and discarded fishing gear has been blamed for killing wildlife and causing hazards. PL3 5BD Her illicit affair had caused a scandal amongst their colleagues at their Plymouth studios, with Jon quitting his role as producer in September 2018 and taking on a new job as Senior News Editor at BBC News South West. Previous: Next: BBC Spotlight. Fishermen in the South West are being praised for the work they're doing to help clean up our seas. Join. or. "We would like to thank Hamish for all his hard work over the years and wish him the very best in the future.”. BBC England - the local and regional part of the BBC, which BBC Spotlight is a part of - has to save £25m by 2022 as part of wider cuts the corporation has to make. 26/12/2020 â Evening News. 27/12/2020. ITV Channel Television continues to produce and broadcast its own dedicated local news service for the Channel Islands from its studios near St Helier in Jersey. Before joining the politics team, Chris spent many years producing the region's evening news programme BBC Spotlight. You can stay up-to-date on the top news near you with DevonLive's FREE newsletters – find out more about our range of daily and weekly bulletins and sign up here or enter your email address at the top of the page. BBC South West covers Cornwall, Channel Islands, Devon, West Dorset & West Somerset. Spotlight presenter Hamish Marshall has announced that he is leaving the BBC.  The move stalled, however, due to a developer pulling out of the project and the effect of the recession on the construction industry. All available episodes (1 total) Next on. After being asked about the departures by DevonLive, a BBC spokesperson stressed that Hamish had taken the decision to leave. Get the latest news from the BBC in Devon: Local website with breaking news, sport, weather and travel from the area plus in-depth features, analysis, audio and video coverage; listen to BBC â¦ You can unsubscribe at any time. Justin Leigh has announced he is to leave the BBC after 33 years - including almost 20 years presenting the UKâs most popular regional TV â¦ A proud Cornishman, Justin crossed the Tamar in 1997 to begin television reporting from the BBCâs south west base in Plymouth. 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DevonLive looks back at those put behind bars between July and December. BBC South West began a regional television service on 20 April 1961 (nine days before the first broadcast of the rival ITV station, Westward Television) with ten-minute news bulletins on weekdays, originally presented by Tom Salmon. BBC Spotlight Watch as surfers take on Cornwall's almighty Cribbar wave. DevonLive looks back at January to June 2020 and the criminals locked away. He took up the role after a stint as BBC Radio Devon’s Breakfast Show presenter. ", When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. The spokesperson said: “Some familiar faces on our regional TV bulletins have decided to take voluntary redundancy. , http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/hi/default.stm, Learn how and when to remove this template message, "BBC - Press Office - BBC South West confirms move to Sutton Harbour", "BBC - BBC South West announces major investment in Plymouth Seymour Road base - Media Centre", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=BBC_South_West&oldid=985707163, Television channels and stations established in 1954, Articles needing additional references from July 2019, All articles needing additional references, Articles with unsourced statements from July 2019, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 27 October 2020, at 13:51. BBC South West also produces regional news & local radio pages for BBC Red Button and BBC Local websites for each county. Spotlight is the BBC 's regional TV news programme for the South West of England, covering Cornwall, Devon, Isles of Scilly, southern and western Somerset, western Dorset and the Channel Islands. New Upcoming episodes (51 total) ... From the Archives: BBC Spotlight at The Royal Cornwall Show 1965, 1973 and 2012. BBC South West covers Cornwall, Channel Islands, Devon, West Dorset & West Somerset To connect with BBC Spotlight, join Facebook today. An opt-out for the Channel Islands was introduced during the 1990s, beginning with short bulletins after the Nine O'Clock News on weeknights, presented from a small studio at the Frémont Point transmitter. The power struggle murder that blighted Exeter Cathedral's history, Following his death, 21 people including the cathedral dean and mayor were charged with involvement in the conspiracy, Areas at risk of flooding today in Devon and Cornwall, Residents in two areas have been warned that "immediate action" is required. New. The main evening ... 26/12/2020. Spotlight, the BBC's Regional News programme in the South West of England. 1:01. The BBC added that everyone at the corporation was offered the opportunity to leave through voluntary redundancy, with those accepting the offer now starting to leave. Justin has worked for the company for 33 years, including almost 20 years on regional television programme BBC Spotlight.