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Victoria Derbyshire (TV programme)

Victoria Derbyshire is a BAFTA award winning[3] weekday current affairs programme which began simulcast airing on 7 April 2015 on BBC Two and the BBC News Channel;[4] its remit is original stories, exclusive interviews and audience debates.

Victoria Derbyshire
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Victoria Derbyshire Titles
GenreNews and current affairs
Created byBBC News
Presented byVictoria Derbyshire
Joanna Gosling
Theme music composerDavid Lowe
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
Production location(s)Studio B, Broadcasting House, London
Editor(s)Liz Gibbons (June 2018-present)[1]
Louisa Compton (2015-June 2018)[2]
Running time120 minutes (2015–2018)
60 minutes (2018–present)
Original networkBBC News
Picture format576i (16:9 SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original release7 April 2015 (2015-04-07) –
Preceded byVictoria Derbyshire (BBC Radio 5 Live)
Related showsBBC Breakfast
BBC News at One
BBC News at Six
BBC News at Ten
BBC Weekend News
Outside Source
World News Today
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It also acts as a showcase for BBC journalism using reports and interviews by BBC Nations and Regions, BBC World Service, language services and other programmes such as Newsnight, World News Today and Global, plus the BBC Online teams such as BBC Trending and BBC Pop Up. Occasionally the uncut versions of interviews are aired as well, in this case they are taken in place of HARDtalk and aired by BBC World News as well.



Years Presenter Current role
2015– Victoria Derbyshire Main presenter, Mon–Thurs
2015– Joanna Gosling Friday (alt) & Main Relief
2016- Chloe Tilley Friday presenter (alt)
2016– Annita McVeigh Newsreader Tues–Fri
2019- Carrie Graice Newsreader Mon, Relief Newsreader
2015– Norman Smith Relief Presenter, Deputy Political Editor
2016– Tina Daheley Relief presenter
2017– Matt Barbet
2018- Riz Lateef
2019- Samira Ahmed
2019- Victoria Fritz
2015– Julian Worricker Relief presenter and newsreader
2017– Martine Croxall
2017– Matthew Price
2017– Reeta Chakrabarti
2016– Rebecca Jones Relief newsreader
2016- Ben Brown
2016- Rachel Schofield
2018– Carole Walker
2018- Vicki Young

When Derbyshire is away (on leave, on an assignment, or elsewhere), the titles say 'with' the stand-in presenter.

Former presentersEdit

Reporters/segment presentersEdit


An episode of the Victoria Derbyshire show broadcast on 22 May 2015 featured an interview with Lisa Longstaff from the organisation Women Against Rape. During the broadcast, Longstaff made reference to the case of Eleanor de Freitas, a woman who had falsely alleged she had been raped and committed suicide while on trial for perverting the course of justice as a result of her false allegation. Longstaff twice wrongly referred to the victim of de Freitas' false allegations as a "rapist", with this smear unchallenged by interviewee Joanna Gosling. The BBC later issued an apology for any distress they'd caused as a result of the broadcast.[5][6]


In 2015, Derbyshire was nominated for RTS Presenter of the Year along with Zand who was nominated in the Young Talent category which Zand won. Derbyshire won Broadcaster of the Year at the PinkNews Awards in 2015 and 2016.[7][8] In 2017, the programme won a BAFTA for its coverage of former footballers who had been sexually abused.[3]


  1. ^ "BBC announces new Editor of Victoria Derbyshire". BBC.
  2. ^ "Louisa Compton on Twitter". Twitter.
  3. ^ a b "Victoria Derbyshire and Diane Morgan honoured at sparkling BAFTA TV awards ceremony". The Bolton News. Retrieved 5 July 2017.
  4. ^ Plunkett, John (8 July 2014). "5 Live's Victoria Derbyshire to join BBC News Channel" – via The Guardian.
  5. ^ "Victoria Derbyshire - Programme update: An apology - BBC Two". BBC.
  6. ^ "22/05/2015, Victoria Derbyshire - BBC Two". BBC.
  7. ^ "Victoria Derbyshire wins Broadcaster of the Year at PinkNews Awards".
  8. ^ Duffy, Nick (27 October 2016). "Victoria Derbyshire and Good Morning Britain pick up PinkNews Awards". Retrieved 29 October 2016.

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