FROM THE ARCHIVE OF: Ashley Sowerby
In this clip, we present a full edition of Points of View from April 1981. This, and virtually all other editions of the programme prior to 1984 are missing from the official BBC archive.
We’re making it available here to provide an insight into the views and attitudes of the viewing public at the time.
[00:00:00] PROGRAMME: the close of Barry Manilow World Tour 1981 (Part 2).
[00:00:31] IDENT: link into Points of View.
[00:00:38] PROGRAMME: a full edition of Points of View, presented by Barry Took.
[00:08:13] PROGRAMME GRAPHIC: an example of a cross-channel promotion graphic. This one is for BBC Two’s Call My Bluff. The design of these captions varied quite a bit during 1981.
Programmes subject to public scrutiny in this edition:
- London Marathon coverage;
- Muggeridge: Ancient and Modern;
- Songs of Praise;
- Man Alive;
- Film 81;
[00:08:20] CLOCK: Starsky and Hutch follows in 25 minutes. First, the BBC Nine o’Clock News, with Richard Baker.
[00:08:37] PROGRAMME: the opening titles and headlines for the BBC Nine o’Clock News.
The main story is that President Reagan remains in carefully controlled seclusion since the attempt on his life. The American public has not seen the President for four days.
PICTURED: Points of View opening sequence. COPYRIGHT: BBC.