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The Sky at Night TV programme to return

Postby Admin » Tue Oct 29, 2013 1:40 pm

The BBC have issued a press release concerning the future of the Sky at Night TV show.


The BBC today announces that its longest running astronomy series, The Sky at Night, will continue next year. From February 2014, it will air in a new monthly half hour slot on BBC Four, with repeats on BBC Two.

Kim Shillinglaw, Head of Commissioning, Science and Natural History, says: “Sir Patrick Moore inspired generations of astronomers and I hope that alongside the BBC's other astronomy content, such as BBC Two’s Stargazing Live, The Sky at Night will enthuse further generations about the wonder of the night sky.”

Cassian Harrison, Editor, BBC Four, says: “I’m delighted that we are continuing with such a treasured BBC brand and look forward to welcoming the programme to its new home on BBC Four, where it will join a rich mix of other science content.”
The Sky at Night was first broadcast on 24 April 1957 and continued to be presented by Sir Patrick Moore until his death in 2012, making it the longest-running programme with the same presenter in television history. Following Moore’s death, the series has been fronted by a team of guest presenters.
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Re: The Sky at Night TV programme to return

Postby EIZO » Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:28 am

I have not watched it since Patrick moore passed on, it just isn't the same
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Re: The Sky at Night TV programme to return

Postby Aratus » Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:39 pm

My TV recorder schedule keeps forgetting to record it. Either the BBC keep changing the programme's reference number, or there is some other explanation. More worrying is that I don't even notice anymore.
The programme either needs a regular focus and/or some specific purpose. They might take a leaf out of the magazine which bears its name.
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Re: The Sky at Night TV programme to return

Postby dave.b » Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:00 am

You can generally watch it on iPlayer for about a month after broadcast. The November episode is a good one.
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