FROM THE ARCHIVE OF: Ashley Sowerby
One of the mechanical devices used to introduce schools programme in the 1970s.
[00:00:00] IDENT: the Diamonds device acted as a countdown to the upcoming schools programme. The pattern would begin to animate one minute before the programme was due to start.
One of two music tracks accompanied this device – one for programmes aimed at a primary school audience, the other secondary schools.
The secondary school tune – heard here – is called A Tune for Lucy and was composed by Inigo Kilborn.
We join the action here when the animation is already halfway through.
PICTURED: BBC One ident (schools). COPYRIGHT: BBC.