BBC North West Tonight: 2008-2011

BBC North West Tonight changed its titles and graphics on 21 April 2008, coinciding with the relaunch of BBC News.


North West Today Endboard

Studio and Presenter Shots



Breakfast Bulletins

Regular Programme Close

Special Programme Close


Christmas 2010

Main Titles
BBC North West Tonight adjusted its titles and theme for use over the Christmas period.

Christmas Eve Titles
A special programme was broadcast on Christmas Eve dedicated to the region’s armed forces.

Studio / Programme End

Goodbye Gordon Burns

Gordon’s Final Programme
Gordon Burns announced in April 2011 that he would be retiring from the role of main presenter on BBC North West Tonight. However he announced he would move onto presenting a Sunday morning show on BBC Radio Manchester and BBC Radio Lancashire in September 2011. His final TV bulletin was on 30 September – these captures were taken from his last programme.

Goodbye Oxford Road

Final Programme
On 28 November 2011, after over 30 years, BBC North West Tonight moved from its studios in New Broadcasting House to the new MediaCity HQ in Salford Quays – joining BBC Radio Manchester, which moved on 8 October. In its final week at Oxford Road, the programme showed a series of nostalgic reports on its time there.