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.

VIDEO: Countdown opening/closing (first edition). Announcer: Paul Coia. TX DATE: 2nd November 1982. COPYRIGHT: Channel 4 Television Corporation/ITV plc. VREF: 25273-01.

Video content

[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.

Acknowledgements

FEATURE IMAGE:
PICTURED: the Countdown set. COPYRIGHT: ITV plc.

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