Change came with a new wave of comedians typified by Monty Python in 1969 and then a succession of hugely successful (and funny!) comedies including "Till Death us do part", "The Liver Birds", "Porridge", "Steptoe and Son", "Are You being Served", "Fawlty Towers" and, of course, "Dad's Army" which has been shown in 76 Countries. As he spoke Wilf included clips from many of these programmes bringing smiles and laughter.
We were reminded that the BBC wasn't restricted to light entertainment and earned worldwide praise for its coverage of events outside the studio such as "Last Night of the Proms" and the wedding of Charles and Diana.
After this Wilf entertained us with numerous anecdotes of his time at the BBC and how Union disputes could erupt over demarcation. Then, after talking about his role in programmes from "Basil Brush" to "Open All hours" and "Shackleton", Wilf explained that, after a change in the Director General and a shortage of money, things changed. Many employees were dismissed as part of major staff reductions, departments were closed and many people now working at the BBC are freelance.
With this Wilf brought us to the end of his time at the BBC and what he called its Golden years. A description that many of those present certainly seemed to agree with.