Friday, April 18, 2014
On the Record: The best opening titles for a political programme ever
On the Record was broadcast at Sunday lunchtime between 1988 and 2002.
You cannot beat Big Ben* turning into a crocodile and laying waste the country as a symbol of the political process.
The only thing wrong with these titles is that a member of the Dimbleby family turns up when they are over. And On the Record replaced an earlier programme in this slot, This Week, Next Week, which was introduced by the other brother.
Lord Bonkers writes exclusively for Liberal England: Long ago, the negatives of certain incriminating photographs of Lord Reith fell into the hands of Richard Dimbleby. We are still paying the price for his indiscretions almost 80 years later.
* I know, I know.