Yesterday marked the 40th anniversary of the first episode of Breakfast Time. And the wonderful Andy Pearman has uploaded the entire thing for us. How nice.
It launched a couple of weeks earlier than TV-am over on ITV, and caught its rivals unawares by being a little more cosy that expected.
Here’s an article from The Stage in early 1980, about the new plans for the breakfast franchise.
Here’s how The Mirror previewed the new BBC offering, on the Saturday before its launch.
And here’s the report card after both channels had been up and running.