|Martin Baker's Radio Times artwork for the 1974 Last Night Of the Proms|
Broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on 14 September, 1974
Sport On 2 (BBC R2, 1.30pm) featured International Rugby from Cardiff where the Tongan touring team played their first match in Britain against east wales. Alun Williams would report a victory for Tonga in today's match.
Brian Matthew Paid tribute To Mama Cass Elliot
Over on Radio 1, Brian Matthew paid tribute to Cass Elliot in Something For Mama (BBC R1, 2.0pm) in which Brian played an interview recorded with Cass prior to her tragic death in London on July 29th.
TVs Record Breaker Roy Castle featured in his own light entertainment show Castle's On The Air (BBC R2, 7.0pm) while Roy Plomley's castaway on Desert Island Discs (BBC R4, 7.0pm) was actor Denholm Elliott.
It was also Last Night Of The Proms with a stereo broadcast on Radio 3 at 7.30pm and 8.50pm...
BBC TV For 14 September, 1974 Included The Generation Game
|Martin Baker's Radio Times artwork for TV|
Coverage of The Last Night of The Proms
Meanwhile, Pot Black (BBC2, 8.20pm) found Ted Lowe commentating the 1974 Final Snooker Championship between twice world champion John Spencer and 1974 finalist Graham Miles.
Late evening entertainment found a choice of programming on the BBC. The New York Shakespeare Company presented a modern take on William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing (BBC 2, 8.45pm).
Back on BBC 1, following The News (BBC1, 8.45pm) read by Peter Woods, Richard Baker presented The Last Night Of The Proms (BBC1, 8.55pm).
No doubt this was one of those infamous nights I experienced as a child hearing the strains of Land Of Hope and Glory blaring up the stairs...