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itsrobert5,897 posts since 23 Mar 2001
Granada North West Today
I'm really hoping this topic doesn't descend into rants about The Channel Four Daily like last time.......anyway, here goes....

I was wondering if anyone knows the precise date when these News at Ten titles debuted?



I'm pretty certain it was some time in 1985, but a month or date would be really good if anyone can remember that far back. I'm sure I read somewhere that ITN's tapes of the News at Ten music were knackered by this point, having been used since 1967, and that K P M went back to the original master tape of The Awakening to re-cut the title music for these titles. No idea if that is true - but the music does sound a bit crisper on these than earlier examples from the 1970s and early 1980s.
itsrobert5,897 posts since 23 Mar 2001
Granada North West Today
It depends how far back you go - although I don't think Alastair Burnet or Sandy Gall presented the early evening news in the late 80s/early 90s, Alastair Burnet was the launch presenter of the News at 5:45 between September 1976 and approx. 1978. I think Sandy may also have been a relief - as was Leonard Parkin - around this time, but I can't be sure. Sandy definitely presented occasional weekend / bank holiday bulletins during the mid-to-late 80s.