A full LWT closedown from the summer of 1983.

VIDEO: LWT closedown including London Community Unit Information Service. Announcer: Peter Lewis. TX DATE: 11th June 1983. COPYRIGHT: ITV plc. VREF: 25343-01.

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[00:00:00] IDENT: for 20th Century Fox Television.

[00:00:02] PRESENTATION GRAPHIC: the LWT ‘Presentation’ endboard, typically shown at the end of imported programmes.

[00:00:06] PROGRAMME: this short piece from the London Community Unit Information Service promotes the Talking Newspapers service for the visually and physically handicapped – and seeks volunteers to prepare and dispatch tapes.

[00:00:37] IDENT: a slide showing a night-time view of LWT’s building at the South Bank. Announcer Peter Lewis tells viewers that it will not be possible to air the planned edition of Close “due to problems completely outside our control”.

[00:00:51] GRAPHIC: Peter reads the weather forecast out-of-vision also. Looks like it’ll be a warm day – 22 celsius – but a chance of rain by the evening.

[00:01:33] PROGRAMME MENU: some background music is added (can you identify the track?) and Peter goes through the programme line-up for tomorrow (Saturday):

9.25am LWT Information.

9.30am Sesame Street.

10.30am No. 73.

12.15pm World of Sport.

5.20pm The Smurfs.

5.35pm Happy Days.

6.05pm The Fall Guy.

7pm Just Amazing.

7.45pm Chas & Dave’s Knees-Up.

8.35pm T. J. Hooker.

9.30pm Tales of the Unexpected.

10pm News.

10.15pm Heather Ann.

11.15pm London News Headlines followed by Shoot Pool.

[00:03:02] IDENT: with a reminder that LBC and Capital Radio broadcast through the night, at almost 18 minutes past midnight, Peter bids us goodnight.

[00:04:00] NATIONAL ANTHEM: closing visual of the Queen, accompanied by the National Anthem.

When we fade to black, Peter reminds us to switch off our TV set.

There’s a brief flash of chroma bars at [00:05:18].

[00:05:29] TEST CARD: an unbranded version of the Phillips PM5544 test pattern, accompanied by tone.


PICTURED: LWT programme menu. COPYRIGHT: ITV plc.

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