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In 1958, Hugh Carleton Greene became head of News and Current Affairs.He set up a BBC study group whose findings, published in 1959, were critical of what the television news operation had become under his predecessor, Tahu Hole.BBC News' domestic, global and online news divisions are housed within the largest live newsroom in Europe, in Broadcasting House in central London.
It was from here that the first Panorama, a new documentary programme, was transmitted on 11 November 1953, with Richard Dimbleby becoming anchor in 1955.
Preparations for colour began in the autumn of 1967 and on Thursday 7 March 1968 Newsroom on BBC2 moved to an early evening slot, becoming the first UK news programme to be transmitted in colour – from Studio A at Alexandra Palace.
News Review and Westminster (the latter a weekly review of Parliamentary happenings) were "colourised" shortly after.
Through the BBC English Regions, the BBC also has regional centres across England, as well as national news centres in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
All nations and English regions produce their own local news programmes and other current affairs and sport programmes.