Google acknowledges Czech TV’s bedtime programme anniversary


The Czech version of the search engine Google acknowledged on Sunday the 45th anniversary of Večerníček, Czech TV’s daily bedtime fairy-tales programme. Google’s logo on Sunday displayed the Večerníček character, a boy with a paper hat sitting on a rocking horse. Czechoslovak Television first aired the programme on January 2, 1965; since then, the 10-minute programme has featured some 300 mostly animated series. The opening sequence, which has changed little since the 1960s, is the oldest running in the country.