FROM THE ARCHIVE OF: Dave Baldwin

One of few closedowns from the BBC One balloon era.

BBC One would start simulcasting BBC News 24 overnight from November.

VIDEO: BBC One closedown. Announcer: Arlene Fleming. TX DATE: 6th October 1997. COPYRIGHT: BBC. VREF: 24941-01.

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[00:00:00] CLOCK: a fairly standard closedown announcement, with a reminder that BBC national radio networks are on air all night.

[00:00:20] IDENT: the National Anthem was now pre-recorded on to the special closedown ident, which was a montage of shots from various balloon idents.

Note that, just like the other idents, the BBC One logo is missing initially. This had the added bonus of disguising the slightly different positioning of the logo on the clock and idents.

Unlike the 1991 – 1997 era, when the BBC logo was added to the idents live, the BBC One logo was burnt on to the balloon idents.

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

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