Autumn The BBC takes its first tentative steps into later closedowns previously weekday programmes gold lotto divisions ended no later than 12:15 am and weekend broadcasting had finished by 1:30 am.
8 November BBC One closes down for the very last time as from the following day, BBC News 24 broadcasts during the channel's overnight hours.
February The BBC is to launch a television channel for Scotland.
March After nearly eight years on air, BBC Radio Gwent closes.Retrieved 23 February 2017.Unlike World Service radio which is funded by direct grant from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, wstv is commercially funded and carries advertising, which means that it cannot be broadcast in the.October BBC GMR replaces BBC Radio Manchester.30 Also, BBC GMR stops broadcasting."Radio 1 History Transmitters".29 September The final edition of Breakfast Time is broadcast.Stereo was rolled out to the rest of the country over subsequent years.1 July Regular colour TV transmissions ( 625 lines ) begin on BBC2, starting with the Wimbledon slotted peg floats tennis championships.1 September BBC Entertainment replaces BBC Prime in global markets.24 May Nationwide airs the famous Skateboarding duck report.18 February BBC Two rebrands from the yellow 2's, to the current Window on the World 2's.Panorama is the world's longest-running current affairs programme and retains a peak-time slot to this day.1987 The BBC World Service launches BBC 648 from the Orfordness transmitting station.2 June The coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in Westminster Abbey is televised by the BBC and watched live by an estimated audience of 20 million people in the United Kingdom.October BBC Radio Deeside is expanded to cover all of north east Wales and is renamed BBC Radio Clwyd.
1990 17 January BBC CWR launches.