25th anniversary for broom cupboard
It was the launchpad for stars such as Phillip Schofield, Zoe Ball and Philippa Forrester - now the BBC is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the launch of the "broom cupboard" by opening up its archive.
As well as photos of the roll-call of stars as they were, there are films of the presenters in action, as well as moments where it all went wrong.
Among the clips to be launched in a section of the BBC Archive site is a technical glitch which resulted in presenter Debbie Flint having to fill in for several minutes until Schofield came to her aid.
The launch of the live children's presentation - on September 9, 1985 - marked a revolution in the approach to BBC shows for young viewers with a casual, spontaneous style.
A dark-haired Phillip and the puppet Gordon the Gopher, the first residents of the broom cupboard, soon became household names, as did others who followed such as Andy Crane and Edd The Duck.
As CBBC presenter links were broadcast live, only a few were recorded. But the BBC Archive (bbc.co.uk/archive) collection has gathered together some of those that survive.
The broom cupboard was actually a small booth in one of the vision mixing galleries at BBC TV Centre, but got its nickname because it was so cramped and cluttered. Following the great storm of 1987, the booth was briefly the home of main BBC news bulletins due to a power cut.
Others who appeared in Phillip's wake included Andi Peters, Toby Anstis, Josie d'Arby and Chris Jarvis, who went on to be a presenter on CBeebies.