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.

VIDEO: BBC One schools and colleges countdown. TX DATE: January 1982. COPYRIGHT: BBC. VREF: 24765-01.

Video content

[00:00:00] COUNTDOWN: the music track accompanying the countdown is Science Notes by the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.

Acknowledgements

EDITORIAL CONTRIBUTION:
Thanks to Ben Rigsby for identifying the music track.

FEATURE IMAGE:
PICTURED: BBC One schools and colleges countdown. COPYRIGHT: BBC.

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