This Day in History: 1985-09-02

The Nine o’Clock News (BBC One) is relaunched, with a new title sequence and set. The theme tune was composed by George Fenton. The programme now had two presenters each night. On launch night, John Humphrys and Julia Sommerville presented.

Patrick Lunt – BBC Radio 2 announcer/news presenter – provided the presenter namecheck over the opening titles.

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