BBC News After Noon was introduced on 7 September 1981, providing a full 30 min news bulletin at lunchtime. This new bulletin replaced the BBC Midday News. Presented by Richard Whitmore, he was joined by a number of other presenters including Anne Diamond, Frances Coverdale Sue Carpenter and Moira Stuart.

With thanks to Deltic1976, Robin Carmody and Transdiffusion for providing imagines on this page.

1981-1985

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1985-1986

In the Summer of 1985 the red colours were changed to blue while the studio was given a facelift.

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