News on 2 reports on a major incident at the Trooping the Colour ceremony.

VIDEO: BBC Two continuity and News on 2 opening titles and lead story. Announcer: Michael Stirrup. TX DATE: 13th June 1981. COPYRIGHT: BBC. VREF: 25182-01.

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[00:00:00] PROGRAMME GRAPHIC: the tail end of a slide-based trail for the Midnight Movie: Victim, starring Sylvia Syms.

[00:00:04] CLOCK: a reminder that in ten minutes there’s highlights of today’s semi-finals of The Stella Artois Grass Court Championships being played at The Queen’s Club. First, it’s the News on 2 with Richard Baker.

Note the appearance of the cue dot (top left corner) with 5 seconds remaining before the programme starts.

[00:00:15] PROGRAMME: the standard opening sequence, with visuals from the lead story and the ‘news 2’ logo graphic overlaid.

The clip features a full report on the lead story – six blank shots are fired as the Queen participates in the Trooping the Colour ceremony.


PICTURED: News on 2 opening titles. COPYRIGHT: BBC.

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