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Nightly news summary, the early news readers were Kenneth Kendall, Robert Dougall and Richard Baker but until September of 1955 the newsreaders were not actually allowed in vision. Richard Baker was the first to announce the news although John Snagge actually read the bulk of the news items. Kenneth Kendall was the first in vision news reader; The show ran for 22 minutes initially. By 14 September 1970 the news was re-badged as the BBC Nine O’Clock News and run as one of the flagship primetime shows.

UK | BBC | 5 July 1954-70

 

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