FROM THE ARCHIVE OF: The TV Room
The 12.35pm BBC One junction.
[00:00:00] PROGRAMME PROMOTION: a trail previewing Christmas Eve programmes on BBC One:
6.35pm Christmas with Cliff.
7.15pm Last of the Summer Wine.
8.15pm 2Point4 Children.
8.45pm P.G. Wodehouse’s Heavy Weather.
For some reason, the BBC One logo changes position for this portion of the trail. And the programme time/title is in a slightly different version of the font too.
10.20pm News and Weather.
10.35pm Morecambe and Wise.
11.40pm The First Communion of Christmas.
[00:00:48] PROGRAMME PROMOTION: for the film, Hook.
The film airs on Christmas Day at 4.30pm.
[00:01:13] IDENT: one of the BBC One Northern Ireland Christmas idents is used to link into A Flintstone Family Christmas.
There was no such thing as a clean network feed of BBC One in these days. The BBC NI, BBC Scotland and BBC Wales continuity directors had to make do with a version of network BBC One that included all the continuity elements inserted by Network Control in London, which were typically broadcast to all of England.
In this example, we see that something went wrong in London at the start of this programme, and for whatever reason, they stayed on the network BBC One symbol longer than they should have.
Though if you look very closely (at [00:01:25]), it does look as though network initially joined the programme, but almost immediately cut back to their symbol.
[00:01:30] PROGRAMME: the opening seconds of A Flintstone Family Christmas.
The slight picture blip at [00:01:34] marks the point at which the BBC Northern Ireland continuity director took the local continuity desk out of circuit.
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