FROM THE ARCHIVE OF: NC1

The networked News at One was taken off the air by a strike by members of the National Union of Journalists at ITN.

RELATED PAGE: for more information about the journalists’ strike, see TV-am off the air.

VIDEO: Border TV continuity. Announcer: Colin Lamont. TX DATE: 7th August 1985. COPYRIGHT: ITV plc. VREF: 24386-01.

Video content

[00:00:00] GRAPHIC: announcer Colin Lamont lets viewers know about an impending programme change.

[00:00:09] CLOCK: slightly curious as to why the clock was used here. In normal circumstances, the clock would’ve been used to introduce the news – fairly standard TV presentation practice in the UK at the time. But the news wasn’t being shown today due to the strike.

Acknowledgements

EDITORIAL CONTRIBUTION:
Thanks to Colm O'Rourke for identifying the announcer.

FEATURE IMAGE:
PICTURED: Border TV clock. COPYRIGHT: ITV plc.

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2 Comments

  1. Colin Lamont announcing.

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    1. Thanks Colm. Page updated accordingly.

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