GMT (Programme)

GMT with George Alagiah
Format News and Business
Created by BBC World News
Presented by George Alagiah
Stephen Sackur (relief)
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
Location(s) Studio B, Broadcasting House, London
Running time 60 minutes
Original channel BBC World News
Picture format 576i (16:9 SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original run 1 February 2010 (2010-02-01) – present
Preceded by World News Today
Related shows BBC World News
BBC World News America
Focus on Africa
World News Today
External links

GMT is a news programme on BBC World News that first premiered on 1 February 2010. The programme's main presenter is George Alagiah and Stephen Sackur as a relief presenter. Each programme begins with the presenter giving the headlines then turning to the first story, giving the time in that part of the world. There are no longer any 'headlines' from BBC World News.


GMT is aired from 12:00–13:00 GMT (11:00–12:00 GMT during summer time, as 12:00–13:00 BST during summer time) on weekdays on BBC World News. The programme acts as a primetime programme for Asia and also as a breakfast programme for the U.S. East Coast. The programme features analysis and discussion of the top news stories of the day and also previews the exclusive reports, correspondent feature films and interviews planned on BBC World News programme BBC World News America at 00:00 GMT later that day.

BBC Two simulcast

From 6 September 2010, a 27-minute segment was shown on BBC Two in the UK on Mondays and Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 12:30 GMT, replacing Working Lunch.[1] Originally an edition of World Business Report was shown at 12:40 GMT, though this was changed for BBC Two viewers to a 5-minute Business update. There was no Wednesday edition during Parliament, because of an hour and a half long edition of The Daily Politics to cover Prime Ministers Questions. The BBC Two simulcast was ended at the end of 2011, and has been replaced since 2012 by an extended The Daily Politics. An edition of BBC World News is shown instead on BBC Two at 11:30.


Years Presenter Current role
2010–present George Alagiah Main Presenter (Monday-Thursday)
Stephen Sackur Main Presenter (Friday)
Naga Munchetty Regular Relief Presenter
Zeinab Badawi
David Eades Occasional Relief Presenter
Kate Silverton
Mishal Husain
2011–present Tim Willcox
Ros Atkins
2013–present Komla Dumor
Babita Sharma


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