BBC News 39
Title sequence to a special programme, which reported the news as it was on the eve of the outbreak of World War 2. I thought there would be appropriate WWI type music to introduce this programme, but it sounds like the Radiophonic Workshop were drafted in to do it.
BBC News 45
Fifty years ago, the war ended, and this is a special news bulletin, similar to the above, reflecting the news that was broadcast on that special day. Note the different COW from the above clip...
By Election Special
The same titles but with a slight variation for the Party Conference season.
Question Time (First Programme)
Question Time was originally only planned to have a short run but it quickly became an important platform for political discussion. Here we present the very first edition of BBC1's weekly Question Times.
Sue Lawley deputises for Robin Day for the first Question Time of 1987.
David Dimbleby took over as host in 1994 and has been the programme's presenter ever since.
The Midnight Hour
The Midnight Hour was the name of BBC2's nightly political review programme. The title came from the fact that the programme was broadcast in the half hour after midnight..
For more than 50 years, Panorama has been the BBC's flagship current affairs programme. In 1988 it was still the high-brow investigation/in-depth report programme it had been since its inception before it started to adopt a more popularist approach.
This is how the BBC's flagship current affairs series looked at the turn of the millennium.
The State Opening Of Parliament
This Week Next Week
This Week Next Week
Taken from an evening of programmes shown on BBC Parliament about Britain in 1959, Tonight was a teatime mix of topical news, studio interviews and lighter items which ran from 1957 until 1965.
TUC '85 Blackpool
Review Of The Year
David Dimbleby reviews 1997, one of the biggest years in terms of news stories which saw Tony Blair swept to power and the death of Princess Diana.
A variation of the BBC News music as BBC TV's Westminster Live programme adopts the corporate BBC News look.
Believe it or not but in the early days of the digital revolution, BBC1's digital feeds in England did not broadcast any regional programmes so this round-up of stories from across the UK, called UK Today, was broadcast instead of the regional news magazines. Digital viewers had to switch back to analogue to watch their regional programmes.
Before the launch of all the BBC regions on Digital Satellite, there was just one national verison of BBC One. UK Today was designed to fill in the gaps left by the absence of regional news. The programme showed a round up of all the best news stories from the BBC regional news programmes across the UK. The programme was dropped in 2002 when the main BBC One Digital channel add regional news variations available via the Red Button, and the main channel began to show BBC London News.