FROM THE ARCHIVE OF: Bryan Green

The first non-public holiday weekday of the new year and BBC One starts its day with news and information courtesy of Ceefax AM.

VIDEO: Ceefax AM. TX DATE: 4th January 1988. COPYRIGHT: BBC. VREF: 25411-01.

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[00:00:00] TEST SIGNAL: BBC One warms up its transmitter network with the pulse and bar signal, accompanied by tone.

[00:00:29] TEST CARD: as ever for a standard weekday morning programme schedule, Test Card F swings into action at 5.52am (and 30 seconds), for its usual seven-a-half-minute airing prior to Ceefax AM.

[00:08:09] TELETEXT: at 6am, Ceefax AM takes over the airwaves, with its usual mix of news, newspaper reviews, finance, sport, weather and TV listings.

The BBC One Ceefax tape being played here is March from the Merry War, which was in use from 16th December 1987 until 17th October 1990.

The tracks played on the morning of 4th January, from this relatively new Ceefax tape:

[00:00:31] The Merry War – March performed by The Raphaele Concert Orchestra, conducted by Peter Walden.

[00:03:32] Rose from Stanboul – It Must Be a Waltz performed by The Raphaele Concert Orchestra, conducted by Robert Hanell.

[00:07:26] The Dollar Princess – Entr’acte performed by The Raphaele Concert Orchestra, conducted by Robert Hanell.

[00:11:38] Madame Pompadour – Somebody Will Be Lucky Today performed by The Raphaele Concert Orchestra, conducted by Robert Hanell.

[00:15:41] Poet and Peasant – Kolo performed by The Raphaele Concert Orchestra, conducted by Peter Walden.

[00:19:44] The Beggar Student – Laura’s Waltz performed by The Raphaele Concert Orchestra, conducted by Samo Huband.

[00:24:46] Daphnis and Chloe – Overture performed by The Raphaele Concert Orchestra, conducted by Peter Walden.

[00:29:14] Soiress Musicales – L’Invito performed by The Raphaele Concert Orchestra, conducted by Peter Walden.

[00:32:16] Soiress Musicales – La Regatta Veneziana performed by The Raphaele Concert Orchestra, conducted by Peter Walden.

[00:36:20] Waves of the Danube – Donauwellen performed by The Raphaele Concert Orchestra, conducted by Samo Huband.

[00:40:01] Tik-Tak Polka (Op. 365) performed by The Raphaele Concert Orchestra, conducted by Peter Walden.

[00:43:05] Forever performed by The Raphaele Concert Orchestra, conducted by Carl Michalski.

[00:45:29] Bandits’ Galop (Op. 378) performed by The Raphaele Concert Orchestra, conducted by Peter Walden.

The announcer fades out this track completely at [00:47:33].

And sorry, we don’t have the announcer’s first link of the day – the recording terminates at the end of the Ceefax AM broadcast.

The final two tracks on this tape, that were not aired during this Ceefax AM transmission:

Life Is a Dance performed by The Raphaele Concert Orchestra, conducted by Carl Michalski.

Champagne Galop performed by The Raphaele Concert Orchestra, conducted by Peter Walden.

Acknowledgements

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PICTURED: Ceefax AM. COPYRIGHT: BBC.

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