FROM THE ARCHIVE OF: Dave Baldwin
The 2.05pm BBC One junction.
[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.
PICTURED: BBC One programme promotion: The Paul Daniels Magic Christmas Show. COPYRIGHT: BBC.