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25 Years Ago - 'Tonight'


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Introduced by Cliff Michelmore
Tonight, the first daily magazine programme on British television, began a quarter of a century ago today. Started to fill the ' toddlers' truce ', the tv-less hour between
6.0 and 7.0 pm, Tonight quickly became a household word. The programme helped to shape the national mood in an age of change and growing mistrust of authority. Tonight we illustrate what the programme stood for, how it worked and what it led to, with the help of those who worked on it: the production team led by Donald Baverstock , its creator. with DerekHart, Geoffrey Johnson Smith Macdonald Hastings
Fyfc Rohertson , Alan Whicker Trevor Philpott , Jack Gold Ned Sherrin , Peter Black Bernard Levin and Cy Grant , Robin Hall and Jimmie Macgregor
Associate producer (;ORDON WATKINS


Introduced By: Cliff Michelmore
Unknown: Donald Baverstock
Unknown: Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Unknown: MacDonald Hastings
Unknown: Fyfc Rohertson
Unknown: Alan Whicker
Unknown: Trevor Philpott
Unknown: Jack Gold
Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Peter Black
Unknown: Bernard Levin
Unknown: Cy Grant
Unknown: Robin Hall
Unknown: Jimmie MacGregor

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25 Years Ago - 'Tonight'

BBC One London, 18 February 1982 21.25

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