Sir Patrick Moore speaks about Sky At Night success

Sir Patrick Moore has attended a party to celebrate 55 years of The Sky At Night.

The 89-year-old stargazer has admitted that in the beginning he was not sure if he was good enough as host. “I didn’t know if I was going to be good enough or if the subject matter would hold up.”

He went on to say that he was unhappy that the BBC still air the show just after midnight. “The main programme first goes on after midnight sometimes and I don’t like it a bit.” Moore has only ever missed one programme, which first aired in 1957 and currently goes out once a month.

BBC director general Mark Thompson threw a party for him and the show at New Broadcasting House in London.