FROM THE ARCHIVE OF: Dave Baldwin
The first programme to air on Channel 4 was the word and numbers quiz, Countdown, hosted by Richard Whiteley. The programme was produced by Yorkshire Television for Channel 4.
[00:00:00] IDENT: Paul Coia introduces the programme.
[00:00:10] PROGRAMME: Ed Bailey produced the original titles for the programme, based on imagery of the countdown sequences seen on old film.
The enduring theme tune is the work of Alan Hawkshaw.
Channel 4, Channel 4 Television Corporation UK: National 1980s Full Junction, Ident, Standard Presentation Channel 4: November 1982 - October 1996 Quiz Countdown Paul Coia, Richard Whiteley
PICTURED: the Countdown set. COPYRIGHT: ITV plc.