From the first week of BBC One’s new on-screen presentation, a closedown from BBC One Scotland.

BBC Scotland returned to using ‘BBC 1 Scotland’ branding on screen and verbally, when the new-look presentation package went live the previous Monday.

Presentation elements were generally in line with the graphics used on network. But there were a couple of exceptions where the clock was concerned:

  • They chose to colour the central dot on the clock blue, rather than having it black. Wales also opted to have the dot in blue.
  • Instead of using the ‘BBC 1 Scotland’ logo generated by the clock kit, which had aliasing issues, BBC Scotland installed split-screen equipment, to allow the better quality ‘BBC 1 Scotland’ lettering from the globe to be used on the clock output.
VIDEO: BBC One Scotland closedown. Announcer: Mark Stephen. TX DATE: 1985. COPYRIGHT: BBC. VREF: 24330-01.

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[00:00:00] PROGRAMME GRAPHIC: for the out-of-vision late news.

[00:00:22] GRAPHIC: for the weather. First time we’ve heard of a “very mild frost”.

[00:00:54] CLOCK: announcer Mark Stephen reminds us about childrens’ programming coming up on Saturday morning, before bidding us goodnight.

[00:01:20] IDENT: the BBC One Scotland globe, accompanied by the National Anthem.


PICTURED: BBC One Scotland programme graphic: Late News. COPYRIGHT: BBC.

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