Broadcaster/Channel: Channel 4

Channel 4 continuity (21st December 1987)

In this short example from a Channel 4 junction we see a cross-channel promotion graphic for a news programme on ITV.

/ 25th February 2021

Channel 4 start-up (partial) (26th December 1984)

The opening ident for Boxing Day.

/ 18th February 2021

Channel 4 continuity (26th December 1984)

The first programme link of the day.

/ 18th February 2021

4-Tel On View (14th July 1986)

One of the earliest recordings that we have in the archive of the animated teletext in-vision service shown on Channel 4 in the 1980s and 1990s.

/ 14th February 2021

The Channel Four Daily opening titles and presentation (first edition) (3rd April 1989)

Channel 4’s first foray into breakfast television. The programme was produced by ITN in conjunction with various other production companies.

/ 16th January 2021

ITV Schools on Channel 4 continuity (Date TBC)

A junction into The German Programme in the ITV Schools strand on Channel 4.

/ 13th January 2021

ITV Schools on Channel 4 continuity (Date TBC)

A junction into Start the Day in the ITV Schools strand on Channel 4.

/ 13th January 2021

Countdown opening/closing (first edition) (2nd November 1982)

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.

/ 11th January 2021

Channel 4 launch (2nd November 1982)

The opening minutes of the UK’s newest terrestrial TV channel.

/ 11th January 2021

Channel 4’s first closedown (2nd November 1982)

Paul Coia had the honour of being the duty announcer on day one of the channel in November 1982. And consequently, he got to put the channel to bed for the first time.

/ 10th January 2021

Preview opening/close (2nd November 1982)

The second programme to be broadcast on Channel 4.

/ 10th January 2021

Channel 4 closedown (26th December 1986)

The early hours of Boxing Day and we end the Christmas Day schedule with a Merry Christmas from all the team in the Channel 4 control room.

/ 9th January 2021