John Craven’s Newsround

An excellent birthday yesterday — the 30th anniversary of John Craven’s Newsround, the people’s panda propaganda machine. Excitingly, John Craven himself was back to co-present the programme yesterday, for the first time in thirteen years — which induced me to watch for the first time in almost twenty. (It’s still very good). And they played the original theme music, which they seem to have jettisoned at some point with the passing of the years. The BBC website has its own tribute pages, from which this fine image from 1978 has been usefully culled.

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