At the time, was BBC1 Scotland treated to Des and Jimmy Hill or did they have their own version?
I've spent some of the morning scouring the internet - it's hard to find a definitive answer without having listings from a Scottish newspaper or edition of the Radio Times, neither of which are readily available online, or indeed while reference libraries are closed.
This Usenet post
makes reference to the cheap and cheerful nature of BBC Scotland's coverage of the tournament so far (but was posted the day before this match). Scotland's other group fixtures had been on the other side, and as one clashed with an England game it's likely STV did their own thing for both.
This article from FourFourTwo
(written this year) makes it assumption that Alan Hansen was in the studio for a bit of balance for Scottish viewers, I just can't tell whether they'd have been able to watch!
I'm curious too to know how much of the day's schedule went ahead as billed, as earlier in the day the IRA had set off a massive bomb in Manchester city centre. Presumably it would have merited a few news reports through the day, rather than just the handful of 5 minute summaries you'd usually get on a Saturday.
Last edited by thegeek on 7 June 2020 10:22am