FROM THE ARCHIVE OF: The TV Room
The 3pm BBC Two junction.
[00:00:00] PUBLIC INFORMATION FILM: Spice Girl Emma Bunton stars in this short PIF: Fireworks and Alcohol: An Explosive Combination.
[00:00:10] SERVICE PROMOTION: Radio 2 stars come together to promote the station.
Featuring in the promotion:
- Jonathan Ross.
- Steve Wright.
- Terry Wogan.
[00:00:40] PROGRAMME PROMOTION: for Home Front.
The programme airs on Tuesday at 8pm on BBC Two.
[00:01:10] PROGRAMME PROMOTION: for Andes to Amazon.
The series starts on Monday 6th November on BBC Two.
This trail is a good demonstration of the issues with encoding techniques used by broadcasters in the early years of digital TV. There’s a lot of pixellation here – particularly in the final frames of the trail.
[00:01:41] IDENT: the BBC Two Optic ident is used to link into an episode of Star Trek.
The appearance of the ident causes a switch in the aspect ratio to 4:3, as the next programme was produced in that format.
In the early years of digital TV, if a programme was produced in 4:3, the BBC usually switched to 4:3 for the ident event leading into the programme.
[00:01:51] PROGRAMME: the opening seconds of an episode of Star Trek.
PICTURED: BBC Radio 2 promotion. COPYRIGHT: BBC.