The start of an edition of BBC News After Noon on the day that the BBC began a regular breakfast TV service.

VIDEO: BBC News After Noon opening titles. Announcer: Richard Straker. Presenters: Richard Whitmore and Fern Britton. TX DATE: 17th January 1983. COPYRIGHT: BBC. VREF: 25499-01.

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[00:00:00] CLOCK: announcer Richard Straker introduces the news.

[00:00:03] PROGRAMME: the usual animation of the abstract globe device.

The main headlines in today’s edition:

  • As MPs await a statement regarding the man the police shot by mistake, Michael Foot says it’s alarming the number of times police carry guns.
  • In Turkey, 46 people – including at least 2 Britons – have died in an airliner crash at Ankara airport.
  • The botanist David Bellamy is in a Tazmanian jail after trying to stop a bulldozer tearing up part of a rainforest.

And among other stories/features covered:

  • An alarming report on what smoking is doing to peoples’ health in Scotland, which has one of the worst records in the world for heart disease and lung cancer.
  • Actress Angela Douglas speaks about how she nursed her husband Kenneth More through the last weeks of Parkinson’s Disease. She’ll also discuss the fund she’s launching today to help fight the illness.
  • The launch of breakfast TV on the BBC.

RELATED PAGE: the reports on the launch of BBC Breakfast Time are available here.


PICTURED: BBC News After Noon opening titles. COPYRIGHT: BBC.

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