Twenty-one years ago today I joined the BBC!  I realised that as I was making my way to the BBC NI Archives at the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum to do some reasarch for a website. 

The place has thousands of hours of programme recordings and as if by fate and without searching I pulled out two recordings of The Bottom Line – the programme I launched in September 1986.  A version of the programme is still broadcast but now it’s called Across The Line.  The target audience wasn’t born when the programme was first aired.