60 Seconds ()

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Season: 1 Years: 2016 2013 2010 ... See all »

News programme which summarizes all the day's news stories in a one minute bulletin, every hour.

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Series Cast

  Herself - Presenter (621 episodes, 2008-2010)
Christopher Lee Johnson ...
  Himself - Presenter (3 episodes, 2013-2016)
James Harrod ...
  Herself - Presenter (1 episode, 2004)
James Dagwell ...
  Herself - Presenter (1 episode, 2007)
Claudia-Liza Armah ...
  Herself - Presenter (1 episode, 2013)
Geeta Pendse ...
  Herself - Presenter (1 episode, 2013)
  Herself - Presenter (1 episode, 2016)
Tina Bangs ...
  Presenter (2002-) (unknown episodes)
Tazeen Ahmad ...
  Herself - Presenter (unknown episodes)
Sevan Bastajian ...
  Himself - Presenter (unknown episodes)
Sumit Bose ...
  Presenter (unknown episodes)
Tina Daheley ...
  Herself - Presenter (unknown episodes)
Alex Stanger ...
  Herself - Presenter (unknown episodes)
Susannah Streeter ...
  Herself - Presenter (unknown episodes)
Nick Wallis ...
  Himself - Presenter (unknown episodes)
Charlene White ...
  Herself - Presenter (unknown episodes)

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As the title suggests, 60 Seconds was a youth-orientated news programme, which summarised the days main news, sport and entertainment stories in a 60-second bulletin, with a countdown in the corner of the screen. There were six bulletins throughout the night, usually on the hour from 7:00pm until 12:00am, although occasionally the times would change depending on the channel schedule. The bulletins never went out later than 12:15am, and were always live. 60 Seconds started life on BBC Choice in July 2001, and was marketed as a news show aimed at Choice's target audience, young adults. It was presented in a colourful studio, with a soundtrack by the rave group Faithless. When BBC Choice was replaced by BBC Three in February 2003, 60 Seconds was one of the few shows to transfer to the new channel. It was given a revamp, with a more serious look that saw the Faithless soundtrack dropped. Instead of a large and colourful studio, the presenter now stood in a newsroom, with a screen behind them. In 2008, when BBC Three received a makeover, 60 Seconds did as well, now adapting a pink logo. Tasmin Lucia-Khan took over presenting duties, until 2010 when she left and was replaced by Sam Naz, who would become the longest-serving presenter. In March 2014, the BBC announced that BBC Three would cease broadcasting as an on-air channel, and would instead move online. This meant 60 Seconds, by this point the channel's longest-running programme, would be axed, and the final bulletin aired just before BBC Three's closure on 16th February 2016. Presenting the final episode, Sam Naz thanked viewers for their support of 60 Seconds before the bulletin ended with the message "RIP 60 Seconds - 2001-2016"

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  • 60 Seconds BBC News (United Kingdom)
  • 1 min
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