FROM THE ARCHIVE OF: NC2
The only footage that exists (that we’re aware of) of the 1974 Christmas BBC Two symbol.
[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.
PICTURED: BBC Two ident. COPYRIGHT: BBC.