FROM THE ARCHIVE OF: Dave Baldwin
In January 1982, the mechanical device used to generate the on-screen schools countdown was replaced by electronic kit.
[00:00:00] COUNTDOWN: the music track accompanying the countdown is Science Notes by the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.
This electronically generated countdown would remain in use until June 1983.
Schools programmes moved to BBC Two in September 1983 – but the countdown device did not make the transfer.
Thanks to Ben Rigsby for identifying the music track.
PICTURED: BBC One schools and colleges countdown. COPYRIGHT: BBC.