The CBBC Broom Cupboard | 25 Years of live Children's BBC presentation
At 3.55pm on 9 September 1985, Phillip Schofield presented the first slot for the all-new 'Children's BBC'. His introductions to the programmes came from a tiny control desk, dubbed the 'Broom Cupboard'. Stars including Andy Crane, Andi Peters and Zoe Ball later made the Broom Cupboard their home. Not to forget scene-stealers Gordon the Gopher and Edd the Duck.
As CBBC links were live, few of them were recorded. Here, we bring together some surviving clips, plus features from other programmes on the 'Broom Cupboard' and a gallery of photographs showing the presenters and puppets.
Noel Edmonds reminds Phillip Schofield of the day it all went wrong.
How a broken stopwatch caused mayhem for the 'Broom Cupboard'.
Phillip Schofield answers viewers' questions.
How does Andy Crane compare to Phillip Schofield?
Edd the Duck takes on the challenge of 'Duck Dares'.
How do they make the bits in between the programmes?
It's Andi Peters' final 'Broom Cupboard' broadcast.
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