Behind the lens
Points West presenters
Contacting Points West
BBC Points West is one of the most watched regional news programmes in the UK. But we can only bring you the latest local news if you tell us what is going on where you are. Here's how to get in touch with your news, comments or pictures.
When and Where:
BBC Points West can be found on satellite channel: 986
There are live bulletins & programmes each weekday (including weather forecasts) at:
Bulletins continue over the weekend, but are subject to schedule changes.
Saturday's summary is usually around 1700 (Check weekly listings for exact times) and includes a round up of the main news and latest sports results from BBC Local Radio commentators pitchside.
Sunday's summary is usually around 1930 (check weekly listings for exact times).
Contacting BBC Points West:
The newsroom is staffed from 5.00am to 10.45pm, and remember you can email us at any time day or night at:
We welcome your pictures and images. Whether you've filmed them on a camcorder or your mobile phone, or taken a particularly good digital shot that you think could be featured on Richard's weather map. This will often be used by our online teams too. Send them to:
No matter how far technology advances, you can always write to us and phone us:
The Points West Newsdesk
0117 973 2211 ask for The Points West Newsdesk
We have Bureaus in Bath, Bristol, Gloucester, Swindon and Taunton.
Reporters based in these offices are usually out on stories, so its often best to talk to the Newsdesk in Bristol for an on-the-day or breaking story.
If it's happening tomorrow or is a story that requires more investigation talk to our Planners or the Newsgathering Editor.
last updated: 04/08/2009 at 10:01