FROM THE ARCHIVE OF: Dave Baldwin
Until summer 1983, schools programmes were shown on BBC One. Occasionally, they moved to BBC Two.
[00:00:00] PROGRAMME GRAPHIC: BBC Two slide for Watch.
Can you identify the track playing here?
[00:00:15] COUNTDOWN: the electronic kit that generated the countdown incorporated the ‘BBC 1’ logo. There was no option to switch to a BBC Two logo. So, if schools programmes moved to BBC Two, an appropriate version of the BBC Two logo had to be keyed on.
As you can see from this example, there was a delay in adding the ‘=2=’ logo – so the ‘BBC 1’ logo was seen briefly.
[00:01:15] PROGRAMME: Watch opening titles.
The presenter is James Earl Adair.
With thanks to Ben Rigsby for confirming the name of the Watch presenter.
PICTURED: BBC Two Schools and Colleges countdown. COPYRIGHT: BBC.