It was in that 5 minute slot just before the 6 O'Clock news - early 80's ish. What was it all about? - I know I liked it, but am struggling to describe it. This is the only youtube reference I can find, sadly.
But there must have been plots and stuff, surely? All I can remember was the egg/alien, Beethoven and yes, a slightly maudlin, bleak sort of atmosphere. But things must have happened - even the BBC in the early 80s can't have filled 5 minutes with a depressed egg and some classical music.
DH says that Ludwig was a happy egg. Apparently the plot was that the egg played the music that matched what it met - the bit of Beethoven it chose to play suited the atmosphere at the time, iyswim. That's not very clear, is it?
Mercy - thank you for that site (all I need to find out now if how the guy who wrote the site got to show it to his kids) - and Slayorette, that goes some way towards explaining how they filled 5 minutes