We said goodbye to Play for Today in 1984. These are some of my favourite milestones in the strand of dramas.
Once we had Interludes between the pieces of our live TV broadcasts. Nowadays, we no longer need them. Or maybe we still do…?
On the BBC, the Children’s Hour lasted from 5pm until 6pm, the time of day when the children might be home from school. During that hour, from 1922 until 1964, the BBC broadcast radio programmes for the younger members of our families.
The Christmas season just gone saw the last-ever episode of The Great British Bake Off on the BBC. It’s not the end of the baking competition, just the end of its current format and its ad-free home.
We knew the end was coming. But we weren’t prepared for the tears.