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.
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.
[00:00:00] COUNTDOWN: the music track accompanying the countdown is Science Notes by the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.
Thanks to Ben Rigsby for identifying the music track.
PICTURED: BBC One schools and colleges countdown. COPYRIGHT: BBC.