OSP Category: Open University Presentation

From the early 1970s until the early 2000s, the BBC had dedicated on-screen presentation assets for Open University transmissions.

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/Open University continuity (15th February 1984)

A late-night handover to the Open University.

/ 18th February 2021

BBC Two/Open University continuity (9th December 1982)

After a short burst of trade test transmission after Play School, BBC Two programmes resume at 12pm with two offerings from the Open University.

/ 19th January 2021

BBC One/Open University continuity – odd ident (spring 1985)

BBC One has to resort to Ceefax for an ident for its early morning Open University transmission.

/ 19th January 2021

BBC Two/Open University continuity (9th June 1991)

A junction from an OU slot on BBC Two on a Sunday morning.

/ 13th January 2021

BBC One/Open University start-up (partial) (9th June 1991)

An early morning OU start-up on BBC One from the early 1990s.

/ 13th January 2021

BBC One closedown (1985)

A rare opportunity to see BBC One transitioning between the Open University ident and the channel clock.

/ 8th January 2021

BBC Two/Open University continuity (1986)

A late-night Open University transmission comes to an end.

/ 1st January 2021

BBC Two/Open University continuity (12th March 1984)

It’s the end of the main BBC Two schedule for the day, but BBC Two duty announcer Peter Bolgar is about to hand over to his colleague Michael Maine, for an OU transmission.

/ 1st January 2021

BBC Two daytime continuity and Ceefax strike graphic (7th August 1985)

A quiet daytime schedule for BBC Two on this day in August 1985.

/ 1st January 2021

BBC Two/Open University continuity (1984)

A minute to go before the next Open University programme – and what better way to kill some time than animate the OU logo out and in.

/ 1st January 2021