FROM THE ARCHIVE OF: Dave Baldwin
Richard Straker brings the day to a close on BBC One.
[00:00:00] CLOCK: no hanging about here. Announcer Richard Straker quickly works through this BBC One closedown.
We’re not entirely sure about the date on this one but we believe it’s from just prior to Christmas 1981. If correct, this electronic clock would’ve been in use for a matter of weeks at this point.
[00:00:12] IDENT: the usual National Anthem over the globe at closedown. Though the sound seems to have been accidentally faded out briefly at one point.
PICTURED: BBC One clock. COPYRIGHT: BBC.