TV50: First 50 Years of BBC Television

On Saturday 1st November 1986, the entire BBC1 evening schedule was given over to a mammoth "celebrity talking heads clip show", aimed squarely at viewers over the age of 39. All sorts of people from Joan Collins to Margaret Thatcher, and from Denis Healey to Kenny Everett, described their favourite all-time BBC shows. Ronnie Hazlehurst tossed off the opening theme tune, but it got much better after that – though I can't imagine why they kicked off the show proper with Gracie Fields singing "Wish me luck as you wave me goodbye…" A brilliant set of colour tube graphics makes up the TV50 logo. (Thanks to Louis Barfe)

Media Details
Content Type: Programme Titles
Picture: 4:3 Colour
Quality: HQ
Production and Transmission
Production Co.:BBC British Broadcasting Corporation
Country: United Kingdom
Channel / Service: BBC One
Talent and Credits
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