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24 September 2014

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The Way We Were: former presenters
Since the BBC transmitted its very first local news programme "South West at Six" in 1961 a host of presenters have gone on to become national celebrities.

In September 2003 Spotlight itself celebrated its 40th birthday. See how many of the faces you recognise.
Find out more about Spotlight's current presenters

Sheila Tracy Sheila Tracy was one of the first presenters in the early 1960's. The programme started life as "South West at Six", but later changed its name to "Spotlight South West".

Hugh Scully A young Hugh Scully presented the first colour edition of Spotlight in 1974. He went on to present Nationwide and the Antiques Roadshow.

Sue King Sue King is still fondly remembered in the South West. She co-hosted the programme for several years with Chris Denham.

Russell Labey Jersey-born Russell Labey joined the programme in 1990 and worked alongside Teresa Driscoll. He left to further his career as a writer and theatre director.

Teresa Driscoll Teresa Driscoll left at the end of December 2005 to spend more time with her family. Teresa had been with the team for 15 years.

You can see some more familiar faces from the BBC South West archive by linking to the Spotlight archive gallery. (the gallery page may take around 30 seconds to load)


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