FROM THE ARCHIVE OF: The TV Room
BBC Two goes into interlude mode briefly before The Learning Zone at 2am. Our clip includes the 1.40am and 2am junctions.
[00:00:00] PROGRAMME PROMOTION: for Horizon.
The programme airs on Thursday at 9pm on BBC Two.
The continuity on this clip is affected by an odd aspect ratio issue, which we believe was associated with the preceding programme This Is Elvis.
[00:00:29] IDENT: one of the standard BBC Two idents – Sticky Label – is used to link into a brief burst of Pages from Ceefax.
Announcer Matthew Jackson tells us that the first two pieces of music to accompany Pages from Ceefax are in tribute to John Dunn, who died in November 2004.
[00:01:06] TELETEXT IN-VISION: Pages from Ceefax bridges the gap between the last BBC Two programme of the evening and the overnight Learning Zone education strand.
The music accompanying Ceefax is as follows:
[00:01:07] Central Park Parade performed by Syd Dale.
Used at the close of John Dunn’s BBC Radio 2 show.
[00:03:19] Imogene performed by Les Reed and His Orchestra.
Used as the opener for John Dunn’s BBC Radio 2 show.
[00:05:58] From a Sidewalk Cafe performed by Frank Mills.
This piece of music resurfaced on Pages from Ceefax, having been found on vinyl during a clear out of the Presentation department in London in 2004. It originally accompanied Ceefax between 1985 and 1987, on the BBC Two tape Butterfly.
[00:09:39] I Love NYE performed by Badly Drawn Boy.
[00:15:14] BART performed by Ruby.
Another track rediscovered in the Presentation department in 2004. This was regularly used as a filler between schools programmes on BBC One in the late-1970s and early 1980s. It was used occasionally as a filler in the early years of Daytime on Two.
[00:20:35] IDENT: one of the shorter versions of The Learning Zone ident.
[00:20:45] PROGRAMME GRAPHIC: the ident morphs into a animated graphic for Workskills.
Workskills in the Community is the theme of tonight’s Learning Zone.
[00:21:00] PROGRAMME MENU: an animated Learning Zone menu, with an outline of the overnight schedule. Oddly, the times seem to be presented in 24-hour format.
PICTURED: Pages from Ceefax. COPYRIGHT: BBC.