FROM THE ARCHIVE OF: The TV Room
A check on the local news and weather at closedown.
[00:00:00] PROGRAMME: the close of Neil Diamond’s Christmas Special.
[00:00:35] PROGRAMME PROMOTION: for The Princess of Wales’ Concert of Hope.
This trail is voiced live by the network announcer. The initial portion of his announcement seems to have been missed.
The concert airs tomorrow at 11.10pm on BBC One.
[00:00:46] PROGRAMME PROMOTION: a preview of some programmes for New Year’s Eve on BBC One:
6.30pm Star Trek V: The Final Frontier.
8.10pm Miss Marple: The Mirror Crack’d from Side to Side.
10.35pm Clive James on 1993.
At [00:00:47] you’ll notice a partial fade to black. This was the BBC Northern Ireland announcer/director checking that the local continuity desk was in circuit. Why they didn’t use something a little less intrusive such as a cue dot is not clear.
[00:01:35] PROGRAMME GRAPHIC: for 365 Days on BBC Radio Ulster.
The programme reviewed events in Northern Ireland over the last year. It airs tomorrow at 1.15pm.
[00:01:55] PROGRAMME GRAPHIC: a standard BBC One Northern Ireland slide for BBC Inside Ulster News.
The announcer reads a summary of local news out-of-vision.
[00:04:35] PROGRAMME GRAPHIC: a festive BBC One Northern Ireland slide for Weather.
The announcer reads the weather forecast out-of-vision.
[00:05:04] CLOCK: at the end of the broadcasting day on BBC One Northern Ireland, from everyone at Broadcasting House in Belfast, it’s goodnight.
The National Anthem is then played over the BBC One Northern Ireland clock, rather than the channel’s Christmas ident.
The National Anthem was usually played over the BBC One symbol at closedown. And in fact, the 1993 Christmas symbol did accompany the National Anthem on BBC One Northern Ireland at closedown on other days during the Christmas period in 1993.
PICTURED: BBC One Northern Ireland clock. COPYRIGHT: BBC.