Broadcaster/Channel: BBC Two

Open University sting (23rd May 1999)

With the refresh of the channel OSP in October 1997, out went the idea of a dedicated Open University ident.

/ 24th February 2021

BBC Two start-up (partial) (23rd May 1999)

A brief clip from a weekend BBC Two start-up from the late-1990s.

/ 24th February 2021

BBC Two continuity including programme promotion for Nancy Astor (15th February 1982)

This junction includes a lengthy trail for the second episode of Nancy Astor – a nine-part serial about Virginia-born Lady Astor – the first woman to sit in Parliament.

/ 18th February 2021

BBC Two/Open University continuity (15th February 1984)

A late-night handover to the Open University.

/ 18th February 2021

BBC Two continuity – ident animates on (11th December 1986)

The BBC Two ident animates into view for a link into a programme about the European team’s victory in the 1985 Ryder Cup golf championship.

/ 18th February 2021

BBC Two continuity – farewell to the yellow 2s (18th February 2007)

BBC Two gives its outgoing logo a sendoff.

/ 18th February 2021

Pages from Ceefax (28th November 1987)

When the Open University wasn’t occupying the whole morning on BBC Two on Saturdays, Ceefax was – a practice that continued until early 1989.

/ 14th February 2021

Pages from Ceefax (BBC Two NI opt) and BBC Two continuity (17th February 1988)

With apologies for the less than desirable picture and audio quality on this recording. This is very rare footage of a 1980s BBC Northern Ireland opt-out, where the local teletext generator is used to provide Pages from Ceefax.

/ 14th February 2021

The Money Programme reports on the launch of Channel 4 (31st October 1982)

A few days prior to the launch of Channel 4, The Money Programme reports on concerns about the longer-term financial viability of the channel.

/ 6th February 2021

BBC Two start-up (partial) (24th December 1982)

After the usual airing of Play School at 11am, BBC Two closed down for two-and-a-half hours, before returning at 2pm with the rest of the day’s programmes.

/ 4th February 2021