The opening titles and headlines from a Monday evening edition of the programme.

VIDEO: BBC One continuity and BBC Nine o’Clock News opening titles. Announcer: Mike Gamble. Presenter: Peter Woods. TX DATE: 16th March 1981. COPYRIGHT: BBC. VREF: 25169-01.

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[00:00:00] CLOCK: coming up in 25 minutes on BBC One, the film, a lighthearted story – A Guide for the Married Woman. First the news, with Peter Woods.

[00:00:12] PROGRAMME: a standard opening for this era of the programme, with the usual unsteady zoom of the programme title text.

The main stories:

  • Christopher Brocklebank-Fowler defects to the Social Democrats in protest at the Budget.
  • Other Tory backbenchers prepare for a mini revolt, in a vote later this evening.
  • Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher orders an enquiry into an alleged leak of Budget secrets to the Sunday newspapers.
  • Tory MP Geoffrey Dickens claims he is being “leaned on” not to name a former diplomat mentioned in a child pornography trial.
  • How an unknown collector of orchids has taken his love of beauty simply too far.


PICTURED: BBC Nine o'Clock News opening titles. COPYRIGHT: BBC.

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