Happy memories of watching the National Lottery Live show with Bob Monkhouse and wondering when, if ever, they'd actually get to the live draw! Proper event television back in the day, with the camera sweep, Bob walking off the logo, pyros going off to the sound of Alan Dedicoat. Us at home all gripping onto our little pink tickets for dear life, Dad losing his down the back of the sofa and trying to find it in time!
How time's change.
what abut this infamous moment complete with I know i'm a sinner but make me a winner intro
I haven't seen that for years!
I was working in the Radio control room on that evening, and had put the lines from TVC through to Egton 1 the studio where Danny Rampling's show was coming from. Radio One took clean audio without any of the music effects, and they added their own bed, which was more in keeping with the programme style.
The problem with the machine not starting caused some confusion as what to do.
Radio One ended up with just the music bed playing for far too long before they eventually went back to the Lovegroove Dance Party.
They didn't return for the later draw if I remember correctly, the numbers were just read out during a news bulletin.