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Last Updated: Friday, 17 January, 2003, 12:41 GMT
About the Ten O'Clock News
The BBC's main evening news bulletin has been delivering the major headlines of the day to the public for over 30 years. Here are 10 key moments in the history of the BBC's flagship news programme.

Robert Dougall
For years Robert Dougall was a familiar face on British TV
14 September 1970

The first Nine O'Clock News Bulletin is broadcast on BBC One with Robert Dougall.

Angela Rippon
Who could forget Angela Rippon's appearance on Morecambe & Wise

Angela Rippon becomes the first female presenter - and one of the most famous faces on television.

John Humphrys
John Humphrys now presents the BBC Today programme on Radio 4

John Humphrys and John Simpson become the first television reporters to present the bulletin.

Live Aid
Live Aid raised more than $100m for victims of famine in Africa.
October 1984

Michael Buerk's reports on the famine in Ethiopia inspire Bob Geldof to organise Live Aid.

Michael Buerk
Michael Buerk has presented the news more than 4,000 times

Michael Buerk re-joins the Nine as a presenter. He first fronted the bulletin for a year after the Falklands War in 1982-1983.

Peter Sissons
As a correspondent, Peter Sissons was wounded by gunfire in Biafra in 1968

Peter Sissons moves from presenting the Six O'Clock News and Question Time to the Nine O'Clock News.

Andrew Marr
Andrew Marr worked for The Independent as chief political commentator before joining the BBC
May 2000

Andrew Marr comes from the world of print to become the BBC's political editor, taking over from Robin Oakley.

The move to Ten O'Clock meant BBC and ITV news were competing for viewers
October 2000

Not the Nine O'Clock News anymore - the main bulletin moves to Ten O'Clock.

John Simpson
John Simpson was one of the first journalists into Kabul
February 2002

Success at the Royal Television Society news awards for John Simpson's report from Afghanistan on the fall of Kabul. Andrew Marr also wins for specialist journalism.

Huw Edwards
Huw Edwards started out on the BBC trainee scheme
January 2003

The Ten O' Clock news relaunches with Huw Edwards and Fiona Bruce. There is also a new set, replacing the red and cream one introduced in 1999.


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