Room 101 – BBC Newsline

Since its implementation of BBC Reith graphics on Monday 14th October 2019, BBC Newsline has continued to allow Gill Sans versions of its titles, sting and endboard to play out on some editions of the programme. At one point, two new Reith versions of the titles/endboard were also in circulation.

The haphazard implementation of these important branding elements has prompted us to produce this log. Hopefully BBC Newsline will take appropriate action to ensure consistent usage of the correct branding elements.

RELATED PAGE: the main Room 101 list.

NOTE: breakfast bulletins have no titles, sting or endboard. Lunchtime, late-evening and weekend programmes do not include stings.

[#]: denotes use of an incorrect branding element.


FINAL UPDATE: after just over three weeks, BBC Newsline has finally phased in the BBC Reith version of the titles, sting and endboard to all editions of the programme. Given that the main objective of this page has now been achieved, there will be no further log updates.


Tuesday 5th November 2019

  • LUNCHTIME
    • Titles: BBC Reith version 2.
    • Endboard: programme taken off air before endboard appeared.
  • EARLY EVENING
    • Titles: BBC Reith version 2.
    • Sting: BBC Reith version.
    • Endboard: BBC Reith version 2.
  • LATE-EVENING
    • Titles: BBC Reith version 2.
    • Endboard: BBC Reith version 2.


Monday 4th November 2019

  • LUNCHTIME
    • Titles: BBC Reith version 2.
    • Endboard: BBC Reith version 2.
    • NOTE: this is the first lunchtime bulletin to use the Reith titles.
  • EARLY EVENING
    • Titles: BBC Reith version 2.
    • Sting: BBC Reith version. Though the Gill Sans sting also popped up during the programme [#].
    • Endboard: BBC Reith version 2.
    • NOTE: this is the first time the 6.30pm programme has used a Reith sting.
  • LATE-EVENING
    • Titles: BBC Reith version 2.
    • Endboard: BBC Reith version 2.


Sunday 3rd November 2019

  • EARLY EVENING
    • Titles: BBC Reith version 2.
    • Endboard: BBC Reith version 2.
  • LATE-EVENING
    • Titles: BBC Reith version 2.
    • Endboard: BBC Reith version 2.


Saturday 2nd November 2019

  • EARLY EVENING
    • Titles: BBC Reith version 2.
    • Endboard: BBC Reith version 2.
    • NOTE: worth mentioning that the Gill Sans titles were used during the previous two weekends.


Friday 1st November 2019

  • LUNCHTIME
    • Titles: Gill Sans version [#].
    • Endboard: BBC Reith version 2.
  • EARLY EVENING
    • Titles: BBC Reith version 2.
    • Sting: Gill Sans version [#].
    • Endboard: BBC Reith version 2.
  • LATE-EVENING
    • Titles: Gill Sans version [#].
    • Endboard: BBC Reith version 2.


Thursday 31st October 2019

  • BREAKFAST
    • NOTE: the DOG has moved outside of the 4:3 safe area again, further to the right.
  • LUNCHTIME
    • Titles: Gill Sans version [#].
    • Endboard: BBC Reith version 2.
  • EARLY EVENING
    • Titles: BBC Reith version 2.
    • Sting: Gill Sans version [#].
    • Endboard: BBC Reith version 2.
  • LATE-EVENING
    • Titles: Gill Sans version [#].
    • Endboard: BBC Reith version 2.


Wednesday 30th October 2019

  • LUNCHTIME
    • Titles: Gill Sans version [#].
    • Endboard: BBC Reith version 2.
    • NOTE: the DOG has returned to the 4:3 safe area, having been moved further to the right earlier in the week.
  • EARLY EVENING
    • Titles: BBC Reith version 2.
    • Sting: Gill Sans version [#].
    • Endboard: BBC Reith version 2.
  • LATE-EVENING
    • Titles: Gill Sans version [#].
    • Endboard: BBC Reith version 2.