Wimbledon - Starting Monday
1981
Summer is here so time to get out those strawberries and cream again. However, fans of the test card have to go without for Wimbledon fortnight because the BBC showed Wimbledon on BBC2 as well as BBC1 if there was no cricket taking place.

Click for larger image Wimbledon 81
1981
Here's Harry Carpenter to intoduce those superstars of yesterday in a memorable tennis title sequence
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Click for larger image Wimbledon 82
1982
The first transmission from Wimbledon 1982 was heralded by the winning shot from the previous year's tournament which saw John McEnroe winning the first of his three titles.
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Click for larger image Wimbledon 83
1983
In 1983, BBC TV began its coverage at 1.45 rather than 1.55, presumably because, as Harry explains, play began on the outside courts before 2pm for the first time in 1983.
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Click for larger image Wimbledon 84
1984
It's hotting up in Wimbledon as Harry Carpenter explains...
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Click for larger image Wimbledon 85
1985
By 1985, BBC1 had stopped using the clock to introduce live Wimbledon coverage. This clip is from later on in the tournament and the titles begin with a fly past of the Wimbledon complex.
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Click for larger image Wimbledon 86
1986
As with the opening day of 1982, BBC TV began its coverage of the 1986 tournament with the winning moment from the previous year's final. Incidentally, Steve Rider introduced the first week's coverage this year. Steve was not to present another Wimbledon until 1998 due to Des being at the World Cup in France.
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Click for larger image Wimbledon 87
1987
Harry is back in charge for the 1987 tournament which represented the 50th anniversary of the BBC covering the action at SW19.
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Click for larger image Wimbledon 88
1988
Click for larger image Harry Carpenter introduces the play Wimbledon at The All England Club. I recall it rained a lot that year.


Click for larger image Wimbledon 1990
1990
Click for larger image Images of past champions feature in this yearís title sequence.


Wimbledon - Starts Tomorrow
1991
Get set for two great weeks of strawberries, cream and the covers working overtime - or a fortnight of complete boredom, depending on your viewpoint! Either way there's no escaping Wimbledon, with coverage starting tomorrow.


Click for larger image Wimbledon '92 Promo
1992
Click for larger image Just one day to go before the start of the 106th All England Championships.

Click for larger image Wimbledon '92
1992
Click for larger image BBC TVís coverage of The Championships. Des presented the live coverage with Harry just doing the highlights show.


Click for larger image Wimbledon Championships Promo
1993
Click for larger image Promoting what was to be a rain-free tournament.

Today at Wimbledon
1993
Quiet please. Thank you.


Today at Wimbledon
1998
Wimbledon , seen through imaginative sunglasses


Today at Wimbledon
1999
From umbrellas to sunbrellas with Sue Barker...

Click for larger image Des Lynam Final BBC Sport Link
1999
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2000
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Wimbledon Grandstand
2000
They're mowing the Centre Court ready for the Ladies' Final


Today at Wimbledon
2001
John Inverdale introduces Tim , Greg & Pete


Click for larger image Wimbledon 2002
2002
Click for larger image Heading down to SW19 with Sue Barker.

Today at Wimbledon
2002
A relaxed John Inverdale chooses his Union Jack car to get to People's Saturday.


Click for larger image Wimbledon 2003
2003
Click for larger image Plenty of sound effects introduce the 2003 tournament.


BBC Wimbledon
2007
Sue Barker is back to present Wimbledon in 2007..


Click for larger image Wimbledon 2008
2008
Click for larger image 2008's tournament was shown for the first time in†fantastic detail on BBC HD!


Click for larger image Wimbledon Promo
2010
Click for larger image Wimbledon literally prepares to come to life in this promo for the 2010 tournament.

Click for larger image Today At Wimbledon
2010
Those sound effects of racket hitting ball are still in cinstant use in 2010 as the BBC retains the titles sequence format it had used in recent tournaments.
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Click for larger image Wimbledon 2013
26.6.2013
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