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1989 in Scottish television

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List of years in Scottish television (table)

This is a list of events in Scottish television from 1989.

Events

January

  • 7 January – BBC Scotland launches an extended Saturday teatime results programme. Rather than opting out of the last few minutes of Grandstand, the programme, called Afternoon Sportscene, runs for the entire duration of the time allocated for the day's results, starting at some point between 1 and 5 minutes before the network aired English counterpart Final Score.
  • January – Scottish Television launches a new set of idents.[1]

February

  • 5 February – The world's first commercial DBS system, Sky Television, goes on air in the United Kingdom.

March

  • 15 March – BBC1 airs John's Not Mad,[2] an edition of the QED documentary strand which shadowed John Davidson, a 15-year-old from Galashiels in Scotland, with severe Tourette syndrome. The film explores John's life in terms of his family and the close-knit community around him, and how they all cope with a misunderstood condition.

April

May

June

  • No events.

July

  • No events.

August

September

October

  • No events.

November

  • No events.

December

  • December – The controversial Broadcasting Bill is introduced into Parliament by the Government. It will pave the way for the deregulation of commercial television.[6]

Debuts

BBC

ITV

Television series

Births

Deaths

  • 17 December - Edward Boyd, 73, radio and television writer

See also

References

  1. ^ Ident Central - Scottish Television 1989-1992
  2. ^ John's Not Mad on IMDb
  3. ^ "I Love Blue Peter – John Leslie". BBC Online. Retrieved 9 May 2009.
  4. ^ Shaps, Simon (24 August 2009). "Rupert predicted the future but will James be such a visionary?". The Independent. Archived from the original on 4 September 2009. Retrieved 28 April 2012.
  5. ^ "Scottish Television ITV Corporate Ident 1989 Announcer Brian Ford". YouTube. Retrieved 28 April 2012.
  6. ^ "The Broadcasting Acts of 1990 and 1996". Ofcom. Archived from the original on 8 May 2009. Retrieved 28 April 2012.
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