Frequently asked questions

Listed below are the questions most frequently asked about Newsnight. Simply click on a question to be taken straight to the answer. If you cannot find what you wanted to know, please just e-mail us.

  • When is Newsnight on?

    Newsnight is on every week day from 2230 until 2320 on BBC Two.

  • Can I watch a previous edition of Newsnight?

    Unfortunately, viewers outside the UK are not able to view full editions of Newsnight on our website.

    Viewers in the UK can watch Newsnight on the BBC's iPlayer.

    This enables you to watch the programme on your computer for seven days after transmission.

  • How can I watch Newsnight Scotland?

    If you receive BBC Two Scotland, you will know that from Monday to Thursday Newsnight Scotland comes on air at around 11pm.

    Viewers in the UK can watch Newsnight Scotland on the BBC's iPlayer. If you want to contact the Newsnight Scotland team e-mail:

  • How do I contact Newsnight in confidence?

    If you have information you wish to give us that could assist a Newsnight investigation you can e-mail or write to us. Please mark the title of the e-mail as "confidential".

    The address is:

    We do read all e-mails but are not able to reply to them all.

    If we think the information you have sent us would make a good story, but that it is not suitable for Newsnight, we may forward it to another part of the BBC.

    Our postal address is: BBC Newsnight, Zone D, 3rd Floor, BBC Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London, UK, W1A 1AA.

  • How do I comment on a Newsnight programme?

    You can comment on Newsnight using the social media websites Facebook and Twitter.

    Our Twitter user name is @BBCNewsnight and while the programme is on air we encourage viewers to join in with the lively Twitter discussion using the #newsnight tag.

    On Facebook we can be found at BBC Newsnight where we post the best bits of the programme, and advance clips and details of what is coming up.

  • How can I find out about working for Newsnight?

    BBC jobs are advertised on the BBC Careers website which also has information on training schemes and work experience placements.

  • Can I get a DVD of a past programme or a transcript?

    There are no DVDs for sale on the Newsnight website, and unfortunately we do not have the resources to provide transcripts.

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