BBC English Regions

BBC English Regions is the division of the BBC responsible for local television, radio, web and teletext services in England. It is one of the BBC’s four ‘Nations’ – the others being BBC Scotland, BBC Wales and BBC Northern Ireland.

The division is made up of 12 separate regions. Many of the names of these regions are similar to those of the official government Regions of England, but the areas covered are often significantly different as they are determined by terrestrial transmission areas, not administrative boundaries.

The headquarters of BBC English Regions is at The Mailbox in Birmingham, with regional television centres in Manchester, Leeds, Hull, Newcastle upon Tyne, Nottingham, Norwich, Bristol, London, Tunbridge Wells, Southampton and Plymouth, and local radio stations based at 43 locations across England.

BBC English Regions: Idents

BBC English Regions: Idents

BBC regional idents are used on BBC One before the 1.00, 6.00 and 10.00 News during weekdays, and also before Inside Out, The Politics Show, and occasional special programming shown in that region only. With thanks to Sid N for his contribution to ...
BBC English Regions: Presentation

BBC English Regions: Presentation

At the end of regional news programmes or at junctions around regional programming, locally-produced trailers promote forthcoming regional programming, BBC Local Radio programmes, and BBC regional news.  Endcaps also usually reflect locally-made programming. ...
BBC English Regions: Inside Out

BBC English Regions: Inside Out

Inside Out is a regional current affairs programme broadcast on Monday evenings on BBC1 in the English regions. The first series was broadcast in September 2002. Featured items are usually of a local interest - rural or urban regeneration, political changes,...
BBC English Regions: The Politics Show

BBC English Regions: The Politics Show

The Politics Show was launched in 2003, and in England it replaced the various regional Sunday politics programming previously in place.  Programmes such as Northwestminster (BBC North West) and Midlands@Westminster (BBC Midlands) each...

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