Sir Terry Wogan’s life was celebrated on Friday night, 50 years on from his first start in broadcasting.
Sir Terry Wogan Remembered: 50 Years At The BBC, on BBC One, brought about every emotion from the start for those who tuned in.
This Terry Wogan programme is going to make us smile and be sad in equal measure.— Scott (@Arggers) September 30, 2016
Leaking eyes already #wogan— Hey Jude 🕷🦄🐱🤠👢⚓️🛍 (@Rosinacarley) September 30, 2016
It reflected on Sir Terry’s life as a young man, telling how he first got a job on an Irish broadcaster after he took a chance and applied. For five years previously he had worked at a bank.
People were pretty complimentary about Sir Terry’s appearance in his early career …
Terry Wogan was a beaut when he was young pic.twitter.com/IiMWxx4Q5S— 𝘑𝘦𝘱𝘪𝘤 𝘛𝘢𝘳𝘢🥰🥰 (@itstaramate) September 30, 2016
Oh Terry, you charmer.
The show also touched on his radio show, Wake Up To Wogan on BBC Radio 2, which had more listeners than any other in Europe.
Big part of my childhood Terry Wogan's breakfast show on everyday in our house. Mum & dad always in stitches. Everyone always late.— Karen Turner (@Karen_Turner7) September 30, 2016
And the secrets he gave on working in radio.
Terry Wogan's radio advice to Dermot O'Leary: "Never be afraid of the silence." #Class— Niall Power (@mrniallpower) September 30, 2016
Radio presenter Jeremy Vine told a story about meeting Sir Terry in a lift on his way to work. He realised in the lift Sir Terry was on air in two minutes and had just arrived without rehearsal, to which Sir Terry replied: “I’m early today.”
Two minutes later he was live on air and professionally opening his broadcast.
Sir Terry also presented Blankety Blank, Children in Need and his own TV chat show.
The show said he was voted the most popular TV personality in Britain 10 years running, while for a time the Queen and Prince Charles were the only people in Britain more famous than him.
One part of the show had a funny clip of Sir Terry speaking on his chat show with comic actor Gene Wilder, who also died earlier this year.
Gene Wilder and Terry Wogan 💕 pic.twitter.com/tE0eBAgTyx— Chloe Catchpole (@The_Film_Girl) September 30, 2016
AN INTERVIEW WITH GENE WILDER IS ON A PROGRAM ABOUT TERRY WOGAN IM CRYING 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭— 🎃 (@megann_bashford) September 30, 2016
So how did people react to the show?
Some were struggling to accept the broadcasting legend has passed away.
Watching a tribute to Wogan on bbc. I'd completely forgotten he is no longer with us!— Huw Jenkins (@HuwJenkins79) September 30, 2016
Many shed some tears.
No, you're crying at the Terry Wogan tribute. I just have something in my eye— Anne-Louise Sibley (@AnneSibley) September 30, 2016
Lie to me that your eyes are dry...dare you. Wogan— Un-Marked (Marwords) Grave!!! (@lkbhndyou_ha) September 30, 2016
Some had memories of meeting him.
Really miss Terry Wogan. Bumped into him when I was leaving 60Seconds and he was leaving Radio 2.... All I could say was 'oh hi' #TerryWogan— Claudia-Liza Armah (@ClaudiaLizaTV) September 30, 2016
While others just wanted to thank him for the good times.
We think this bloke was watching the Ryder Cup, but we certainly appreciate the Wogan-love all the same.
Wogan-esque from Willett there https://t.co/AnAlbSe1KK— Graham Hunter (@BumperGraham) September 30, 2016
We hugely enjoyed the tribute too. Rest in peace Sir Terry.
Ah Terry Wogan. National Treasure. The sound of my... Well every decade really.— Richard Sullivan (@InterestedRich) September 30, 2016
#Wogan. Legend. Nothing else to say.— Ferg 🍊 (@TweetsFromFerg) September 30, 2016