FROM THE ARCHIVE OF: Dave Baldwin

This was the final BBC One closedown prior to the launch of Breakfast Time.

Unfortunately, we don’t have the full closedown sequence (we’re missing most of the globe and National Anthem). But you do get to see the full multi-slide preview of Breakfast Time, voiced by announcer Michael Maine.

Apologies for the tape issues on this clip.

VIDEO: BBC One closedown ahead of Breakfast Time launch. Announcer: Michael Maine. TX DATE: 17th January 1983. COPYRIGHT: BBC. VREF: 24779-01.

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[00:00:00] GRAPHIC: the announcer uses a number of slides to preview the first edition of Breakfast Time.

Announcer Michael Maine also bids a fond farewell to weather presenter Anne Purvis at the start of this promo. You can see the end of Anne’s final weather bulletin here.

[00:00:17] CLOCK: with a quick time check, that’s it from BBC One for the day.

[00:00:49] IDENT: only a few seconds of the globe and National Anthem, before the recording cuts off.

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FEATURE IMAGE:
PICTURED: BBC One clock. COPYRIGHT: BBC.

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