Newsnight is a weekday BBC Television current affairs programme which specialises in analysis and often robust cross-examination of senior politicians. Jeremy Paxman was its main presenter for 25 years, until announcing in April 2014 that he was stepping down.
Several of the programme’s editors over the years have gone on to senior positions within the BBC and elsewhere. The programme’s regular presenters are currently Kirsty Wark, Emily Maitlis, Laura Kuenssberg and Evan Davis (from Autumn 2014).
Newsnight began on 28 January 1980 at 10.45pm, although a short news bulletin using the same title had run on BBC2 during the 1970s.
A new look for Newsnight was introduced in 1983.
Newsnight's presentation from 1986-1989.
A new look for Newsnight in 1989.
A new look for BBC Newsnight in 1993.
Newsnight updated its titles and graphics in 2002.
Newsnight updated its titles and graphics again in 2006.
Newsnight updated its titles and graphics again on 22 March 2010.
BBC Newsnight moved to New Broadcasting House on 15 October 2012.