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Open Air was BBC1's flagship programme for their new daytime service which began on 27 October 1986. In 1987, an additional early morning episode was added, following the end of Breakfast Time, to help promote and inform viewers what topics would be covered in the main edition.

Open Air
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Opening titles for Open Air.
Country of originUnited Kingdom
No. of series4
Running timeHour
Original networkBBC One
Picture format4:3
Original release27 October 1986 –
18 May 1990
Related showsRight to Reply

Open Air had similarities to Channel 4's programme Right to Reply, as it discussed all aspects of television and also tried to answer any questions which viewers had. Unlike Right to Reply, Open Air was transmitted live each weekday and had live phone-ins. The series covered all television channels and would often have programme makers and television management explaining their actions. It ended on 18 May 1990, after three-and-a-half years and four series.


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