FROM THE ARCHIVE OF: Dave Baldwin
The 11.05am BBC One Christmas Day junction.
[00:00:00] PROGRAMME PROMOTION: the line-up for Christmas Day afternoon and early evening on BBC One:
2pm Top of the Pops Christmas Special. Featuring Culture Club, Duran Duran, Nik Kershaw and Wham.
3pm The Queen.
3.10pm Film: Mary Poppins. Walt Disney classic, starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke.
5.30pm Christmas Blankety Blank. Hosted by Les Dawson.
6.35pm The Paul Daniels Magic Christmas Show. With special guests Kris Kremom George Carl and a host of surprise celebrities.
7.25pm Just Good Friends. Starring Paul Nicholas and Jan Francis.
[00:01:19] IDENT: link into The Noel Edmonds Live, Live Breakfast Show.
As we join the programme with the network announcer still speaking, it’d be interesting to know how BBC One Scotland and BBC One Wales dealt with this junction. They normally had their own Christmas idents too – which were completely different from those used on network. BBC One Northern Ireland took network junctions all day on Christmas Day.
[00:01:22] PROGRAMME: the announcer’s audio is cut off briefly.
We see a live aerial shot of BBC Television Centre, prior to the construction of Stage 5 and Stage 6.
Then we move to another camera shot – initially showing us the helicopter that was taking the aerial shot of TVC, before moving to provide a shot of the London cityscape before zooming in on the British Telecom Tower, where the programme will be based.
PICTURED: BBC One programme menu graphic. COPYRIGHT: BBC.