FROM THE ARCHIVE OF: Dave Baldwin

Paul Daniels performs a trick with the help of a group of TV news presenters.

VIDEO: BBC One continuity including programme promotion for The Paul Daniels Magic Christmas Show. Announcer: David Miles. Voiceover: TBC. TX DATE: 25th December 1987. COPYRIGHT: BBC. VREF: 26147-01.

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[00:00:00] PROGRAMME GRAPHIC: a festive slide for La Traviata, on BBC Two.

Placido Domingo joins forces with Teresa Stratas on BBC Two in about an hour, for Franco Zeffirelli’s interpretation of Verdi’s opera.

[00:00:10] PROGRAMME PROMOTION: for The Paul Daniels Magic Christmas Show.

We see Paul performing a trick, assisted by a group of TV news presenters: Michael Buerk, Richard Whitmore, John Craven and Adam Rafael.

[00:01:01] IDENT: not the actual BBC One festive ident but one of the earliest examples of the channel using the endboard of a trail as an ident. The endboard here was very similar to the ident but there were some differences – which most viewers would not have noticed (or cared about).

David Miles with quite the introduction to the Christmas Day Top of the Pops.

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PICTURED: BBC One programme promotion: The Paul Daniels Magic Christmas Show. COPYRIGHT: BBC.

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