Watchdog Theme ( 1992 )
Watchdog is a BBC television series that investigates bad experiences with traders, retailers, and other companies around the UK.
It has had great success in changing the awareness consumers have of their purchasing rights, closing down businesses, and pushing for law changes. The show has seen a variety of hosts, Now presented by Anne Robinson, Chris Hollins and Matt Allwright.
Watchdog was first shown in 1980 as a weekly slot on BBC One’s news magazine programme Nationwide. Hugh Scully, best known for presenting the Antiques Roadshow, was the original host. Nationwide ended in 1983, but Watchdog continued with its successor, Sixty Minutes. Sixty Minutes lasted only nine months, and Scully left the programme at the end of the 1984 series.
Watchdog returned on 14 July 1985 as a stand-alone weekly programme, presented by Nick Ross with Lynn Faulds Wood, on a Sunday evening. On 24 November 1986, watchdog become part of the new BBC daytime line schedules, where was broadcast daily during the weekday, around 8.40. Ross was replaced by Faulds Wood’s husband, John Stapleton, as Co-presenter. The new husband and wife team was the first married team of presenters on UK television, beating Richard and Judy by two years. Programme Controller BBC1 Michael Grade said the show defied the laws of television gravity boosting audiences for the launch of BBC Daytime.