FROM THE ARCHIVE OF: Dave Baldwin

This is the early hours of 24th December and is the end of the programme day for 23rd December. The BBC One festive ident (and clock) is already in use.

VIDEO: BBC One closedown. Announcer: Mark Waddington. TX DATE: 24th December 1984. COPYRIGHT: BBC. VREF: 25146-01.

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[00:00:00] CLOCK: this was one of those rare occasions where the BBC One clock got a bit of a festive look.

The electronic clock kit included a composite monochrome output suitable for feeding to a colour synthesiser. That’s potentially how the colour change was achieved here.

[00:00:23] IDENT: at first glance, you probably thought you were seeing three snowmen. In fact, what we have here is two snowmen and a snowwoman. The female figure was added at the request of BBC One controller Michael Grade.

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PICTURED: BBC One clock. COPYRIGHT: BBC.

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