BBC News 24

BBC News logo. (TV: Revolution of the Daleks)

BBC News 24 (also known as News 24, BBC News or simply News) was a news channel operated by the BBC.

In 1992, BBC News covered a story about the blast that obliterated Cheldon Bonniface, which extended to parts of Wroxham and nearby Stockbridge. (PROSE: Timewyrm: Revelation)

In a Nightmare Man-induced dream, Rani Chandra was on the BBC News studio being pressured by Louise Marlowe to tell everything she knew about Sarah Jane Smith. (TV: The Nightmare Man)

Boris Johnson was interviewed on BBC News about Monos' graffiti attacks on London landmarks. (COMIC: Sticks & Stones)

BBC News also had their own website, located at bbc.co.uk/news. (TV: Children of Earth: Day Three)

List of events covered[]



They reported on New Year's Eve celebrations. (TV: Fragments)



They reported on an explosion at Henrik's. (TV: Rose)


BBC News: London UFO Crash. (TV: Aliens of London)

They reported on the London UFO crash (TV: Aliens of London / World War Three) and the Sycorax arrival. (TV: The Christmas Invasion)


They reported on the arrival of the Ghosts and eventually the Cybermen. (TV: Army of Ghosts / Doomsday)


They reported on UFOs over the Taj Mahal and English Civil War soldiers arriving in the 21st century, (TV: End of Days), the Royal Hope Hospital being transported to the Moon, (TV: Smith and Jones), Richard Lazarus' press conference, (TV: The Lazarus Experiment) Harold Saxon's election victory and coverage of "first contact" ,(TV: The Sound of Drums) The Iraq War, with the headline "Iraq bomb kills 20", (TV: To the Last Man) The Bubble Shock! "hypnosis", (TV: Invasion of the Bane) The meteor threatening to hit Earth, (TV: Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane?) Luke Smith's "real parents" appeal for his safe recovery (TV: The Lost Boy) and the evacuation of London and coverage of the Titanic spaceship heading towards Buckingham Palace (TV: Voyage of the Damned)

Donna's World[]

BBC News: Royal Hope Disappearance Complicated By World Threat. (TV: Turn Left)

In a parallel world, they reported on the Royal Hope Hospital being transported to the Moon and returning with just one survivor and the Titanic heading towards Buckingham Palace and crashing into it. (TV: Turn Left)


BBC News: ATMOS Gas Crisis Continues. (TV: The Poison Sky)

They reported on the ATMOS crisis, (TV: The Sontaran Stratagem / The Poison Sky) the Mandragora Helix's attempted takeover through computers, (PROSE: Beautiful Chaos) Earth being transported to the Medusa Cascade and eventually returning home, (TV: The Stolen Earth / Journey's End) Martin Trueman's takeover through star signs, (TV: Secrets of the Stars) the explosion in Cardiff Bay (TV: Children of Earth: Day Two) and the 456's possession of Earth's children and arrival in Britain. (TV: Children of Earth)


They reported on the freezing of planes all over the world (TV: The Magician's Apprentice) and a video showing a Zygon in south London being posted to the internet. (TV: The Zygon Inversion)


They reported on the theft of the Mona Lisa (TV: Mona Lisa's Revenge) and the Rakweed's spread over London (Chiswick and Ealing) (TV: The Gift)


They covered the 2012 Olympics. (TV: Fear Her)


They reported on a Transit Station appearing around the moon, calling it a UFO, before interviewing Brian Cox. They appeared to have slightly more information than other channels. (PROSE: At Childhood's End)

Behind the scenes[]

The channel was known as "BBC News 24" from its launch. During the first two series of Doctor Who, and the first series of Torchwood, the channel's full name was displayed on screen, but from Series 3 onwards the BBC logo was dropped resulting in the channel simply being known as "News 24".

In the real world BBC News 24 was rebranded as BBC News in April 2008. The channel's appearance in The Stolen Earth and subsequent appearances reflect this, with the "24" also being dropped to give the channel the name of "News" on-air.

It regained its former name of "BBC News 24" by 2012 for coverage of the Olympics.

By September 2009, (TV: Children of Earth) the news channel reintroduced the on-screen BBC logo.

BBC News also plays a major role in the online comic Just Another Thursday, though it's hard to tell when in Earth's timeline this occurred (beyond the present day).

On 19 April 2011, the channel aired a tribute to Elisabeth Sladen after her death. Russell T Davies gave an interview as to her death.