FROM THE ARCHIVE OF: Dave Baldwin

The final BBC One closedown to feature this mechanical globe symbol.

VIDEO: BBC One closedown. Announcer: Mark Waddington. TX DATE: 18th February 1985. COPYRIGHT: BBC. VREF: 25063-01.

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[00:00:00] CLOCK: there’s beauty sleep to be had, so it’s goodnight from BBC One.

[00:00:24] IDENT: this particular BBC One globe has its final closedown outing, accompanied by the National Anthem. It would be replaced from 7pm the following evening by a new electronically generated globe (the COW – Computer Originated World).

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

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2 Comments

  1. That’s NOT a mechanical version of the BBC 1 clock.

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    1. No, it’s not. But then, our article is not suggesting the clock was mechanical.

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