FROM THE ARCHIVE OF: Dave Baldwin
The festive BBC One ident gets its first closedown spin in the early hours of Christmas Day.
[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.
PICTURED: BBC One clock. COPYRIGHT: BBC.