FROM THE ARCHIVE OF: The TV Room
BBC Two ends the day with a trick.
[00:00:00] GRAPHIC: an animation of the BBC Radio 2 logo. Used here to promote Wally Whyton’s country music show, airing every Thursday night at 7.30pm.
[00:00:20] STING: the Football BBC Two sting.
[00:00:23] PROGRAMME PROMOTION: for The Paul Calf Video Diary.
The programme airs on New Year’s Day at 9pm.
[00:00:50] PROGRAMME: John Lenahan performs tricks with vegetables in Trick on 2.
[00:01:56] PROGRAMME MENU GRAPHIC: a look at the programme line-up for tomorrow evening, using a festive menu graphic.
The announcer (Reg Sanders) then tells us that we’re about to be treated to the full, unexpurgated version of the Christmas BBC Two symbol.
Reg was the first BBC Two announcer to regularly play out announcerless idents at closedown on BBC Two. He began doing this in 1993. It would be 1995 before it became standard practice on the channel.
[00:02:50] IDENT: as promised, an announcerless playout of the long version of the Christmas BBC Two symbol. This would be the final airing of the Christmas ident on BBC Two for 1993.
PICTURED: BBC Two programme menu graphic. COPYRIGHT: BBC.