What we were watch­ing

Daily Mail Weekend Magazine - - TV TALK -

Do you re­mem­ber these shows that were on TV this week ten, 20, 30 and 40 years ago?

1978

David ‘Diddy’ Hamilton (pic­tured) was at

The Em­pire Ball­room in Le­ices­ter Square, Lon­don, to host live cov­er­age of The World Disco Danc­ing Cham­pi­onships on ITV. Ja­pan’s Tadaaki Dan won.

1988

Ave­line’s wed­ding to vicar Oswald in BBC1 sit­com Bread at­tracted the show’s best au­di­ence of 21 mil­lion. Oswald was played by

Giles Watling, who has been Con­ser­va­tive MP for Clac­ton, Es­sex, since 2017.

1998

Ian Lygo made his fi­nal ap­pear­ance on Chan­nel 5 quiz show 100% af­ter 75 con­sec­u­tive vic­to­ries. The show’s pro­duc­ers de­cided it was time he let some­one else have a chance. Lygo won £100 per pro­gramme.

2008

Carol Vor­der­man left Chan­nel 4’s Count­down, hav­ing been part of the show since it be­gan in 1982. Dic­tionary Cor­ner’s Gyles Bran­dreth pre­sented her with flow­ers and Carol shed tears as the cred­its rolled.

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