FROM THE ARCHIVE OF: The TV Room
Some useful advice from the announcer at closedown.
[00:00:00] PROGRAMME: the final seconds of an episode of The Fugitive, featuring the Worldvision Enterprises Inc. ident.
[00:00:04] PROGRAMME PROMOTION: for The Buddha of Suburbia.
The drama starts tomorrow at 9pm on BBC Two.
[00:00:39] CLOCK: seven minutes past one and it’s the end of another evening on BBC Two.
For late-night company, you can always turn to BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2 or BBC Radio 5 Live.
The announcer tells us to watch out for patches of black ice in central and northern parts.
He then leaves us with a final thought: “If everyone brushed their own doorstep, then the whole street would soon be clean.”
Over 27 years later, Reg contacted us to explain the sentiment behind that statement: “Ah yes the old ‘Doorstep’ story. Yes, a bit oblique. I had visited an old peoples’ home and an old lady told me this story – which got stuck in my conscious…and I liked the image of everyone sweeping their front doorsteps. A subliminal message of community and cooperation.”
[00:01:21] IDENT: the Car ident is played out, announcerless.
PICTURED: BBC Two clock. COPYRIGHT: BBC.