FROM THE ARCHIVE OF: NC1
The first time – to the best of our knowledge – that BBC Northern Ireland aired a Christmas ident of their own.
[00:00:00] IDENT: a Christmas cake, placed on a turntable. This was the ident used for local continuity on BBC One Northern Ireland for a portion of the Christmas period in 1987.
In this example, we have the Boxing Day link into Bob’s Christmas Full House.
This ident would’ve been shown on Christmas Eve and Boxing Day, in the evening only (there was no local continuity in daytime hours). BBC One Northern Ireland took network continuity on Christmas Day.
PICTURED: BBC One Northern Ireland ident. COPYRIGHT: BBC.