Sky News with Kay Burley, formerly Afternoon Live, is a three hour weekday news programme in the United Kingdom on Sky News, presented by Kay Burley. It combines rolling-news coverage with reports on various "human interest" stories. Additionally, regular updates are given on headline stories as well as business and sports news.
The show currently airs between 2pm and 5pm. Until October 2007, the programme ran for two hours, and aired between 12pm and 2pm, under the name of Lunchtime Live. Thereafter the programme ran for 4 hours (1300 - 1700) until the launch of The Live Desk in September 2008.
Mark Longhurst, Anna Jones, Lorna Dunkley, Martin Stanford, Steve Dixon, Martin Popplewell, Chris Roberts, Emma Crosby, Anna Botting and Allan King have all presented the show when Burley has been absent. Burley does not present on Mondays and the programme is just called Afternoon Live. On Mondays, Andrew Wilson or Lorna Dunkley normally presents.
Since April 11, 2011, Afternoon Live, along with other programming (except Jeff Randall Live and Boulton and Co), are now announced on air as just 'Sky News' with the presenter now sitting at the desk. Afternoon Live now has the presenter at the news desk inside of standing up.
Until January 2011 the programme included regular headline summaries presented by:
|Tuesday - Friday||Samantha Simmonds|
Famous quotes containing the words live and/or afternoon:
“...I ... believe that words can help us move or keep us paralyzed, and that our choices of language and verbal tone have somethinga great dealto do with how we live our lives and whom we end up speaking with and hearing; and that we can deflect words, by trivialization, of course, but also by ritualized respect, or we can let them enter our souls and mix with the juices of our minds.”
—Adrienne Rich (b. 1929)
“If you are one of the hewers of wood and drawers of small weekly paychecks, your letters will have to contain some few items of news or they will be accounted dry stuff.... But if you happen to be of a literary turn of mind, or are, in any way, likely to become famous, you may settle down to an afternoon of letter-writing on nothing more sprightly in the way of news than the shifting of the wind from south to south-east.”
—Robert Benchley (18891945)