FROM THE ARCHIVE OF: The TV Room
The 2.15pm and 2.20pm RTÉ One junctions.
[00:00:00] CLOCK: yes, in September 1992, RTÉ One was opening up at 2.15pm. The channel was technically still in summer schedule mode, and would start up a little later in the day.
The channel’s start-up routine would begin with fifteen minutes of the clock, accompanied by music. Our recording starts in the latter stages of the clock routine.
The music track playing here is Strolling Home by Kevin Brown.
[00:01:23] IDENT: the first junction of the day was one of few occasions during the day when the animated version of the ident was played (off tape). A still version of the ident – which we’ll see towards the end of this clip – was used in the majority of junctions.
[00:01:53] GRAPHIC: an RTÉ News Headlines slide is used to link into the bulletin.
[00:01:57] PROGRAMME: the RTÉ News Headlines bulletin is presented by Michael Murphy.
The bulletin was based in a small studio in the RTÉ Presentation department. In fact, the news presenter will have been sitting alongside the announcer.
The slight humming noise on the microphone was present for a number of a years – and also affected the announcer’s microphone.
[00:03:49] GRAPHIC: an RTÉ News Headlines slide is used to end the bulletin. In reality, this slide will have been played off the same tape as the weather sting that follows.
[00:03:54] PROGRAMME: the national weather, presented by John Doyle.
The forecast starts and ends with a Telecom Éireann sponsorship sting.
[00:05:40] PROGRAMME PROMOTION: for Glenroe.
The new series starts on Sunday 20th September at 8.30pm on RTÉ One.
[00:06:18] PROGRAMME GRAPHIC: a non-standard slide for The Nature of Things.
The programme followed at 2.45pm.
[00:06:25] IDENT: a still version of the RTÉ One ident is used to link into an episode of Sons and Daughters.
PICTURED: RTÉ One clock. COPYRIGHT: RTÉ.