General Election Results 1970

A sticky moment occurs in the studio when a painter is hurriedly called in to increase the swingometer's range after an unexpected surge to the right.

The ebullient Cliff Michelmore bounced into the election night anchor slot for the 1966 and 1970 general elections after the untimely death of Richard Dimbleby in 1965. He was a familiar TV face, having presented the Tonight current affairs programme from 1957 to 1965.

↗ Originally broadcast 18 June 1970.

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