1980 in British television

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List of years in British television (table)

This is a list of British television related events from 1980.

Events[edit]

Debuts[edit]

BBC1[edit]

BBC2[edit]

ITV[edit]

Television shows[edit]

1940s[edit]

1950s[edit]

1960s[edit]

1970s[edit]

Ending this year[edit]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

Date Name Age Cinematic Credibility
14 May Hugh Griffith 67 film, stage and television actor
26 April Cicely Courtneidge 87 actress
23 June John Laurie 83 actor (Dad's Army)
24 July Peter Sellers 54 comedian and actor (Inspector Clouseau in The Pink Panther)
24 August Yootha Joyce 53 actor (Man About the House, George and Mildred)
6 October Hattie Jacques 58 actress
8 December John Lennon 40 singer (The Beatles)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BBC Children in Need: Our History". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 23 April 2009. 
  2. ^ "Echoes of who shot JR". BBC News. BBC. 5 April 2001. Retrieved 8 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Bergan, Ronald (24 November 2012). "Larry Hagman obituary". The Guardian. Guardian Media Group. Retrieved 8 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "Green light for breakfast television". BBC On This Day. 1980-12-28. Retrieved 15 May 2009.