|BBC News with Katty and Christian|
|Also known as||100 Days|
(January 2017 – April 2017)
(May 2017 – July 2017)
Beyond 100 Days
(September 2017 – March 2020)
Untitled (titled as BBC News) (August 2020 – October 2020)
|Created by||BBC World News|
|Presented by||Katty Kay|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Production location(s)||BBC Studio, Washington D.C.|
Studio C, Broadcasting House, London
|Running time||56 minutes |
(BBC News & BBC World News)
(BBC Four & PBS)
|Original network||BBC World News|
BBC News Channel
|Picture format||HDTV 1080i|
|Original release||23 January 2017 –|
|Related shows||BBC World News|
BBC World News America
World News Today
Focus on Africa
|Beyond 100 Days|
BBC News with Katty and Christian (formerly titled Beyond 100 Days, 100 Days, and 100 Days+) is a current affairs programme that has aired on BBC World News since the inauguration of President Donald Trump. Hosted by the titular Katty Kay and Christian Fraser, it focuses on the current US Administration, global politics, Brexit and news from around the world with attempted punches of irreverent wit and fun. Kay presents live from Washington and Fraser live from London.
Fraser occasionally presents from Brussels (during European Council meetings) and also presented from the BBC Singapore Studio for a week during the 2018 North Korea–United States summit. Kay and Fraser presented from London and Windsor for a week in May 2018 during the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
The programme debuted in 2017 as 100 Days and aired daily to document the first one hundred days of US president Donald Trump in administration. After the first 100 days of President Trump's presidency passed, the programme continued; it was briefly called 100 Days+ before it was launched in September 2017 as Beyond 100 Days in the same timeslot Monday to Thursday right after Focus on Africa and BBC News at Six. Beyond 100 Days was originally an edition of World News Today.
The programme also airs on other networks. It premiered on 2 January 2018 on PBS stations in the United States. It appears that it has been cancelled on PBS after the introduction of an hour long Amanpour & Company program debuted the week of 10 September 2018. It also airs on BBC Four.
In March 2020, the programme was suspended due to Covid-19 pandemic, however, Kay and Fraser often co-presented a half-hour weekly look at what's going on both sides of the Atlantic at 19:30 on Thursday and/or Friday.
On 17 August 2020, the show returned, albeit without its previous titling. The show moved timeslots to 21:00 BST.
The unnamed show is an hour-long programme, originally airing at 19:00 GMT weekdays on the BBC News Channel in the UK, and at 14:00 EST weekdays on BBC World News. In August 2020, the show moved to 21:00 BST in the UK and 16:00 EST on BBC World News.
Until mid-2019, every episode was opened by Katty Kay who introduced herself and then introduced Christian Fraser before reading the headlines. Kay's memorable opening was repeated in the programme through all of those broadcasts:
Hello, I'm Katty Kay in Washington, Christian Fraser is in London.
Interviews are carried out both in the Washington studio and the London studio, with Kay and Fraser contributing to each other's interviews over the speaker. Regular contributors to the programme include Ron Christie, a Republican strategist who served as a former adviser to George W. Bush, BBC North America editor and relief presenter Jon Sopel, deputy UK political editor John Pienaar and political correspondents Rajini Vaidyanathan (Washington), Adam Fleming (Brussels) and Iain Watson (Westminster). In mid-2019, Vaidyanathan moved to Delhi and left the programme and Pienaar left the BBC to join Times Radio.
Since the beginning of the programme with attempted punches of irreverent wit and fun. Normally a random animal story, or jokes around Christian's electric car.
|2017–present||Katty Kay||Main presenter|
|Celia Hatton||Relief presenter|
|2017–2020||Matthew Price||Relief presenter|
- John Pienaar deputy political editor 2017–2020
- Kay, Katty [@KattyKay_] (23 January 2017). "New day, new administration, new programme...join me at 2pm EST, 1900 gmt, 2000 in Europe. #100days.pic.twitter.com/ZbyEOgWPSR" (Tweet). Retrieved 20 February 2020 – via Twitter.
- "BBC News with Katty and Christian". BBC. Retrieved 15 October 2020.
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- Kay, Kathy (11 September 2017). "Going Beyond 100 Days – the world is watching". BBC News. Retrieved 1 October 2019.
- "PBS and BBC Announce "Beyond 100 Days" Coming to PBS in New Late-Night Timeslot". PBS. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
- "BBC's 'Beyond 100 Days' Takes Charlie Rose's Former PBS Slot". Variety. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
- Kay, Katty [@KattyKay_] (9 December 2019). "Thank you all for the warm welcome back. Great to be reunited (well with only a few thousand miles between us) with @ChristianFraser and of course @Ron_Christietwitter.com/octopusgirl7/status/1204122502718468096 ..." (Tweet). Retrieved 12 December 2019 – via Twitter.
- Kay, Katty [@KattyKay_] (29 August 2019). "Some news: tomorrow we're moving to Senegal for the autumn. I'm writing a new book. Husband runs a non profit in Africa. Poppy going to a local school in french (we're going with the "it's an amazing opportunity, you'll thank us one day" line.) Off TV for a bit but back soon" (Tweet). Retrieved 20 February 2020 – via Twitter.
- "Ron Christie". GU Politics. Retrieved 20 February 2020.