FROM THE ARCHIVE OF: The TV Room
The first ten minutes or so of BBC Three’s original launch in February 2003.
[00:00:00] GRAPHIC: the standard BBC Three downtime caption.
[00:00:13] IDENT: one of the standard BBC Three idents – Enormous – is the first ident aired on the channel and is used to link into the first programme.
[00:00:28] IDENT: used as the opening titles to the first programme BBC Three Launch Night. This is one of the standard BBC Three idents – Magic Number.
[00:00:38] PROGRAMME: Johnny Vaughan hosts the first programme on the channel – BBC Three Launch Night – a ten-minute preview of programmes coming up on BBC Three.
Johnny chats briefly with Dermot O’Leary (host of Recovered) and Colin Paterson (co-presenter of Liquid News).
At the end of the programme, Johnny is seen getting the lift and walking across to the studio where he hosts the next programme of the evening – Johnny Vaughan Live.
[00:09:56] PROGRAMME: the opening minutes of Johnny Vaughan Live.
RELATED ARTICLE: you can view the junction that followed this one here.
PICTURED: Johnny Vaughan on BBC Three launch night (2003). COPYRIGHT: BBC.