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