FROM THE ARCHIVE OF: Dave Baldwin

BBC One closing down for the night on an unknown date in 1985.

VIDEO: BBC One closedown. Announcer: Malcolm Eynon. TX DATE: 1985. COPYRIGHT: BBC. VREF: 25153-01.

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[00:00:00] CLOCK: with a quick reminder that BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 2 are still on air, it’s goodnight from BBC One.

The ‘BBC 1’ logo shown here is part of the output from the clock generator and is not of the same high quality as the logo on the ident.

From c. 1986/1987, some network announcers used a split-screen arrangement which allowed the logo from the ident to be overlaid on the clock. This also resulted in a cleaner transition between clock and ident at closedown.

[00:00:34] IDENT: the symbol is accompanied by the National Anthem.

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

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