Mark Radcliffe presents the final part of this two part series about the history of the TV talent show.
In 1978 came the demise of the first generation of talent contests, Opportunity Knocks and New Faces.
But it wasn't long before a new, and rather sillier, breed was launched on to our screens, with innumerable talented dogs and precocious children vying for votes.
Also, the talent-spotting trend continues with the aspiring Pop Idols and Fame Academicians of our own day.
From Opportunity Knocks to Pop Idol, this is the story of radio and TV talent shows, from the people who found fame by appearing on them to the hopefuls who were rejected and later found fame elsewhere.
Presented by Mark Radcliffe.
2/2 Mark looks at the changing nature of the talent show - the growth of prize money and other inducements, and the increasingly outlandish attempts to broaden the genre.