FROM THE ARCHIVE OF: Dave Baldwin
A couple of classic Christmas movies to start the day on BBC Two.
[00:00:00] IDENT: announcer Richard Straker opens up the channel on Christmas Day.
And a rather stylish Christmas tree logo as the channel’s Christmas decoration this year. The ident was played off tape.
And a bit of background noise coming through over the microphone in NC2 Con.
[00:00:10] PROGRAMME MENU GRAPHIC: the programme line-up for the morning and afternoon.
We only have a few seconds of additional footage of the opening junction on tape but can tell you that music was played after the announcer ran through the programmes on the menu. The announcer then linked into the first programme over the ident (but no opening sequence on the ident this time).
PICTURED: BBC Two ident. COPYRIGHT: BBC.
This music would be reused for some airings of the standard ident in the 2010s!