ITV News: Lunchtime

The ITV News at 1:30 is the weekday afternoon news programme on the British television network, ITV. It is produced by ITN.

The programme is presented by a single newscaster; however in the event of a major story, another newscaster will be on location. Alastair Stewart is currently the main newscaster. The programme features twenty-two minutes of national and international news as well as a weather forecast, followed by six minutes of regional news from the ITV regions at 1:55 pm.

On paper, the ITV News at 1:30 airs in its usual time slot and has its usual running time on Bank Holidays. However, in practice it doesn’t, as on working days the national news is scheduled to run from 1.28pm to 1.51pm, followed by a weather forecast, adverts and then regional news from 1.55 pm to 2.01 pm, then straight in to the next programme.

ITN News at One: 1983-1987

ITN News at One: 1983-1987

News at One was launched in 1981, replacing First Report which launched in 1972.
ITN Lunchtime News: 1987-1989

ITN Lunchtime News: 1987-1989

On 20 July 1987, the Lunchtime News was moved to a new 12:30pm slot.
ITN News at 12.30: 1989-1995

ITN News at 12.30: 1989-1995

On October 16th 1989, a comprehensive relaunch of the Lunchtime News took place
ITN Lunchtime News: 1995-1999

ITN Lunchtime News: 1995-1999

A new look for the ITN Lunchtime News launched in 1995.
ITV Lunchtime News: 1999-2004

ITV Lunchtime News: 1999-2004

ITV relaunched its Lunchtime News bulletins on 8 March 1999.
ITV Lunchtime News: 2004-2006

ITV Lunchtime News: 2004-2006

The ITV Lunchtime News was relaunched on 2 February 2004.
ITV Lunchtime News: 2006-2009

ITV Lunchtime News: 2006-2009

A new look to tie-in with the new on air branding of ITV was launched in January 2006.
ITV Lunchtime News: February 2009

ITV Lunchtime News: February 2009

On 9 February 2009, ITV News revamped their studio, with news programmes such as the Lunchtime News now adopting the News at Ten skyline on the virtual news wall.
ITV News at 1.30: November 2009-2013

ITV News at 1.30: November 2009-2013

As part of a 'brand realignment' programme, the ITV Lunchtime News received a new look and a new name on Monday 2nd November 2009.
ITV Lunchtime News: 2013-

ITV Lunchtime News: 2013-

A new look for ITV News programming was launched on Monday 14 January 2013, to co-incide with the rebranding of ITV.

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