BBC National News: 1997-1999

On Saturday, 4th October 1997, a new BBC logo was introduced. To co-incide with this, the BBC News bulletins underwent a slight cosmetic change.

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Weekend News
The Weekend News bulletins used an abbreviated version of the Nine O’Clock theme tune used at the time.

News Bulletins
News bulletins used a version of the One O’Clock News theme for the opening titles, and closed the bulletins with a sting from the Six O’Clock News package.

Studio and Presenter Shots


The BBC logo seen in the first capture was seen from the day of the BBC logo refresh. It was removed from astons a few weeks into the refresh.



Left – Close of a weekend bulletin
Right – Close of a daytime bulletin