Programmes for Schools and Colleges come to an end for today. The 3pm BBC One junction.
Until the 1990s, many channels/stations made use of on-screen clocks to introduce certain programmes (mainly news and live event programmes). Until the 1980s, the clocks were mechanical devices. In 1980, the BBC was the first UK broadcaster to introduce an electronically generated clock (on BBC Two). Other channels/stations soon followed the BBC’s lead. Many broadcasters phased out the use of on-screen clocks during the 1990s. The BBC discontinued the use of on-air clocks in 2002. S4C was one of the last UK channels to drop the clock device – at the end of 2006.
The clock device should not be confused with the countdown device used within Schools continuity on BBC One, ITV and Channel 4/S4C.
A BBC One Schools junction thought to date from the late-1970s.
The 9.25pm BBC One junction.
BBC News reports on ominous events, days before the Falklands War.
BBC One continuity followed by Points of View (full edition) and BBC Nine o’Clock News opening titles (3rd April 1981)
In this clip, we present a full edition of Points of View from April 1981. This, and virtually all …
BBC One closes for the day.
The closing junctions at the end of another day for BBC One.
The close of proceedings for another day on BBC One.
Just before BBC One is put to bed for the night, an update from the newsroom on the Queen’s …
Another day comes to a close on BBC One.