FROM THE ARCHIVE OF: Dave Baldwin

The festive BBC One ident gets its first closedown spin in the early hours of Christmas Day.

VIDEO: BBC One closedown. Announcer: Andy Cartledge. TX DATE: 25th December 1989. COPYRIGHT: BBC. VREF: 25216-01.

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[00:00:00] CLOCK: almost four minutes past two – and mindful of the fact that we’re now in the early hours of Christmas Day – the announcer wishes us a Happy Christmas.

And it wouldn’t be a BBC One closedown if there wasn’t a mention for BBC Radio 2, where Colin Berry’s Night Ride Special is on until 3am.

[00:00:43] IDENT: a lengthy playout for the Christmas symbol, accompanied by the National Anthem.

The Christmas ident didn’t materialise until the evening on Christmas Eve.

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PICTURED: BBC One clock. COPYRIGHT: BBC.

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