FROM THE ARCHIVE OF: The TV Room
Our clip includes the final minutes of By-Election Special.
[00:00:00] PROGRAMME: the closing minutes of By-Election Special, presented by David Dimbleby.
Some BBC staff were involved in a strike on 9th June. In support of striking BBC staff, the Labour party did not initially participate in the by-election programme.
[00:02:28] CLOCK: with all the election results gathered in and commented upon, BBC One has reached the end of its programmes for the day. With a reminder that BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 5 Live offer an overnight service, it’s goodnight from BBC One.
[00:02:55] IDENT: the standard BBC One symbol is accompanied by the National Anthem.
After this, there may have been a short period of black and silence, followed by black and tone. The test card and tone would then have appeared until shortly before 3am, when a BBC Select programme – RCN Nursing Update – was broadcast.
PICTURED: By-Election Special presented by David Dimbleby. COPYRIGHT: BBC.