This is a short excerpt from a promotional film for the Caravan Trade and Industries Association.
Young Talent Time fans are a dedicated bunch and this is a fine example of how the show consciously paid tribute to them and endeavoured to centre them in the show.
The choice of song in this clip – Prince’s pop hit ‘1999’ (1982) – exemplifies Young Talent Time’s use of international hits from the time.
This is a striking example of the popular music medleys Young Talent Time was known for.
Debra Byrne, known as Debbie to fans of the show, features on this Young Talent Time 17th birthday special.
Birthdays are a big deal in the Young Talent Time universe and this excerpt comes from episode 87/16, recorded on 16 May 1987, to celebrate the show’s 16th birthday.
Rare footage shows six members of the original Young Talent Time team singing a medley of songs, starting with an up-tempo version of the show’s signature tune ‘All M
In celebration of our Young Talent Time 50th anniversary curated collection, author, television scriptwriter and YTT fan Clare Atkins shares her childhood love of the show in this short story.
Young Talent Time debuted over 50 years ago on 24 April 1971.