long time running


i live in south australia and just looked up the show and found out how long the show has been running for and was really shocked and surprised, but what i was wanting to know is if anyone else out side of the U.K. knew that the show had been running since '79.

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Calum, I live in the U.S., New York City. I had no idea either, even though I've been watching for probably that long. Time does fly! It is a wonderful little show--especially for history lovers. Just think, in 72 years the show will be an antique! I estimate its possible price at auction to be (insert dramatic pause here) = PRICELESS!

Anyone who tells a lie has not a pure heart, and cannot make a good soup. Ludwig Van Beethoven

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The show in fact has been running since 1977. I can say this with absolute certainty as I'm sat watching the first programme in the new series and they're looking back at the first shows from 30 years ago.

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According to Wikipedia a pilot show was made in 1977 but the series really started in 1979. The BBC website refers to it as 1979, too.

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