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January - Gareth

The day's football results, illustrated on a re-usable board where team-names are stuck-on and scores are illustrated thanks to pieces of tape with the numbers 1-9 on them and threaded through the board. A photograph in the corner of the image shows how the pieces of tape and are pulled through to display the correct score on-screen.
The actual cardboard contraption used in the 1980s to display the football results on the BBC's Grandstand and, in the bottom left of the photo, an image of the back of the board - displaying the absolute chaos of what it looked like behind the scenes.

These are the results from 16 August 1985 and were on display in the "Kingdom Of Cardboard - BBC TV Graphics, 1936-1986" exhibition in St Bride's Centre, London.
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