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List of events covered Edit
- The Space Pig incident (TV: Aliens of London / World War Three)
- The Sycorax arrival (TV: The Christmas Invasion)
- 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)
- The evacuation of London and coverage of the Titanic spaceship heading towards Buckingham Palace (TV: Voyage of the Damned)
Donna's World Edit
- The Royal Hope Hospital being transported to the Moon and returning with just one survivor in a parallel world (TV: Turn Left)
- The Titanic heading towards Buckingham Palace and crashing into it in the parallel world (TV: Turn Left)
- 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)
- The 456's possession of Earth's children and arrival in Britain (TV: Children of Earth)
- The freezing of planes all over the world. (TV: The Magician's Apprentice)
- A video showing a Zygon in south London being posted to the internet. (TV: The Zygon Inversion)
- The theft of the Mona Lisa (TV: Mona Lisa's Revenge)
- The Rakweed's spread over London (Chiswick and Ealing) (TV: The Gift)
Behind the scenes Edit
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.
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).