This is the anniversary of the greatest moment in the history of the BBC: the heroic ascent of Nelson’s Column in London’s Trafalgar Square by Blue Peter presenter John Noakes.
#OnThisDay 1977: John Noakes (and Terry the cameraman) scaled Nelson's Column to clean out some pigeon poo. This is absolutely terrifying, but compulsive viewing. pic.twitter.com/daeLk7Exnx
— BBC Archive (@BBCArchive) May 30, 2019
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