FROM THE ARCHIVE OF: Dave Baldwin

A daytime start-up on BBC One, ahead of the first edition of News After Noon.

VIDEO: BBC One start-up. Announcer: Roger Maude. TX DATE: 7th September 1981. COPYRIGHT: BBC. VREF: 25075-01.

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[00:00:00] IDENT: somewhat unusually for a start-up, the BBC One globe is left on screen for a minute-and-a-half, accompanied by music. Usually, we’d have a brief ident and then a ‘Follows Shortly’ version of a programme slide with music. And then the ident/clock into the programme.

This recording is a couple of days after the striped ‘BBC 1’ logo was introduced to the ident and clock. The rather large ‘BBC 1’ lettering here was reduced in size within weeks.

If you can identify the music track used here, please get in touch.

[00:01:30] CLOCK: 30 seconds of clock leading into the next programme was common – particularly if the programme followed an interval or was part of a channel start-up, as is the case here.

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PICTURED: BBC One ident. COPYRIGHT: BBC.

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