FROM THE ARCHIVE OF: Dave Baldwin

With a flick of his nightcap it’s goodnight from John Kettley and it’s also time for BBC Two announcer David Miles to put the channel to bed.

VIDEO: BBC Two continuity. Announcer: David Miles. TX DATE: 26th December 1986. COPYRIGHT: BBC. VREF: 24985-01.

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[00:00:00] PROGRAMME: John Kettley signs off at the end of the late-night Weatherview.

[00:00:06] IDENT: announcer David Miles provides a name check of NC2 staff – Fiona, Alan, Mark and Graham – before saying goodnight.

Name checks for Network Control staff were unusual and generally reserved for days over the Christmas period.

Also note the absence of a clock at closedown here – which presumably only happened during the days the festive ident was in use (as the clock was not updated for Christmas during the 1986 – 1991 OSP era).

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PICTURED: BBC Two ident. COPYRIGHT: BBC.

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