FROM THE ARCHIVE OF: The TV Room
The 7pm RTÉ Network 2 junction.
[00:00:00] PROGRAMME MENU GRAPHIC: we only managed to catch a portion of this menu rundown.
We feel these weren’t as common on Network 2 during this era as they were on RTÉ One.
Menus were sometimes aired as stills and on other occasions with an animated background, as in this example.
The animated background was played off laserdisc. The text usually appeared a second or so after the laserdisc output was put to air – a limitation of the control desk. Unfortunately, we can’t see that here, as we join the menu rundown late.
When cutting from or fading out the animated menus, the text sometimes lingered a fraction of a second longer than the background – again, a limitation of the technical set-up.
Soul Bossa Nova playing in the background.
PICTURED: RTÉ Network 2 programme menu graphic. COPYRIGHT: RTÉ.