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The Sky at Night

API Genre Documentary Presented by Patrick Moore Starring Patrick Moore Chris Lintott Pete Lawrence Paul Abel Chris North Theme music composer Jean Sibelius Opening theme "At the Castle Gate" Ending theme "At the Castle Gate" Country of origin United Kingdom Language(s) English No. of episodes 705 Production Running time 30 minutes Broadcast Original channel BBC One BBC Four Original run 24 April 1957 (1957-04-24) – present (&1000000000000005500000055 years, &10000000000000110000000110 days) External links Website The Sky at Night is a monthly documentary television programme on astronomy produced by the BBC. The show has had the same permanent presenter, Sir Patrick Moore, from its first airing on 24 April 1957, making it the longest-running programme with the same presenter in television history. Many early episodes are missing, the tapes having been wiped or thrown out, or because the episode was broadcast live.The programme's opening and closing theme music is "At the Castle Gate", from the incidental music to Pelléas et Mélisande by Jean Sibelius, performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham. Cite error: There are tags on this page, but the references will not show without a {{Reflist}} template or a tag; see the help page.
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