FROM THE ARCHIVE OF: Dave Baldwin

Regular presenters of the programme come together to bid farewell to Frank Bough. But we start by taking a look at the opening titles and in-programme sting.

VIDEO: BBC Breakfast Time opening titles. Presenter: Sally Magnusson. TX DATE: 18th December 1987. COPYRIGHT: BBC. VREF: 25110-01.

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[00:00:00] PROGRAMME: we start off with a weather summary graphic before transitioning to the opening titles (shown at 8pm). Sally Magnusson presenting and about to deliver the main headlines.

VIDEO: BBC Breakfast Time in-programme sting and headlines recap. Presenter: Frank Bough. TX DATE: 18th December 1987. COPYRIGHT: BBC. VREF: 25110-02.

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[00:00:00] PROGRAMME: we start off with a weather summary graphic before transitioning to an in-programme sting. Frank Bough then appears in-vision (initially providing an incorrect time check, before immediately correcting himself) to bring us a recap of the main stories. A generic ‘News’ inset graphic is displayed to the right of Frank.

The 3D CGI graphics were produced by Tim Goodchild.

VIDEO: the closing minutes of BBC Breakfast Time (edited) including a tribute to departing presenter Frank Bough. Presenters: Sally Magnusson, Frank Bough, Jeremy Paxman, Archie Macpherson and Francis Wilson. Guest: Selina Scott. TX DATE: 18th December 1987. COPYRIGHT: BBC. VREF: 25110-03.

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[00:00:00] PROGRAMME: Sally Magnusson leads the tributes to departing presenter Frank Bough.

A brief tribute VT is then played, featuring excerpts from the first edition of the programme in January 1983.

Other clips:

  • An odd paper review with Nigel Planer in-character as Neil from The Young Ones.
  • Lenny Henry disrupts Francis Wilson’s weather forecast.
  • The obligatory encounter with Rod Hull and Emu.

We then return live to the current studio, where Frank is seen seated on one of the original programme sofas. Selina Scott arrives in studio.

Acknowledgements

FEATURE IMAGE:
PICTURED: BBC Breakfast Time opening titles. COPYRIGHT: BBC.

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