FROM THE ARCHIVE OF: The TV Room
BBC Two closes down in the early hours of Christmas Day.
[00:00:00] PROGRAMME: the final seconds of the late-night weather, with Ian McCaskill.
The full forecast can be viewed via the RELATED ARTICLE link below.
[00:00:03] STING: one of the Christmas 1992 BBC Two stings.
[00:00:06] PROGRAMME PROMOTION: for Dangerous Liaisons.
The film airs on Christmas Day at 9pm on BBC Two.
[00:00:47] CLOCK: the announcer points out that we’re well into Christmas Day now.
With a reminder that BBC One, BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 2 are all still on the air, and a namecheck for the folks keeping network BBC Two on the air (Peter, Marge, Bronwyn, Mary and Michaela), it’s goodnight from BBC Two.
[00:01:37] PROGRAMME: we reach day 24 on the BBC Two Advent Calendar.
And behind door 24, a recording of Mahalia Jackson from 1964, singing Silent Night.
We then have a little over 40 seconds of black and silence, followed by the usual two minutes or so of tone. Seconds later, the video signal is cut, triggering the overnight shutdown of the national transmitter network.
RELATED ARTICLE: you can view the junction that preceded this one here.
PICTURED: BBC Two Advent Calendar. COPYRIGHT: BBC.