FROM THE ARCHIVE OF: NC2

The only footage that exists (that we’re aware of) of the 1974 Christmas BBC Two symbol.

VIDEO: BBC Two continuity. TX DATE: 25th December 1974. COPYRIGHT: BBC. VREF: 25695-01.

Video content

[00:00:00] IDENT: salvaged from a Philips N1x00 tape, a very short snippet of the 1974 BBC Two Christmas symbol.

The vertical blanking interval comes into view very clearly as the tape is settling – and we see that in late-1974, there was no teletext transmission yet on BBC Two.

[00:00:07] IDENT: at the start of the film, Henry V, starring Laurence Olivier, we have the British Lion ident.

Acknowledgements

FEATURE IMAGE:
PICTURED: BBC Two ident. COPYRIGHT: BBC.

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