6.30pm - Family Affairs
7.00pm - World of Wildlife
7.30pm - 5 News
8.00pm - Gladiators of World War 2
9.00pm - Film: Hostile Intent
10.50pm - Film: The Glass Cage
Pure dire line up to try to "compete" with BBC and ITV in my opinion.
Not much better 17 years later on Friday 1st March 2019:
7.00pm Sacred Ireland: Holy Land
8.00pm Secret Scotland
9.00pm Meghan & The Markles: A Family at War
10.00pm Most Shocking Celebrity Moments
C5 is the channel where an 11pm bulletin could have worked. In it's early days I do think they should have used the 10.50-11.00pm slot that followed most of their films for 5 News rather than Exclusive Extra!
And we're not so off topic there - no doubt about it most of the changes in news in 1999 were heavily influenced by the perceived success of the 5 News approach - so a shorter pacier bulletin at 11pm with a younger host wasn't such a bad idea.
Shouldn't that have been posted in the "John Logie Baird has Invented Television" thread?