OSP Package: BBC Two: June 1979 - March 1986

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 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

BBC Two continuity including programme promotion for Saturday (31st January 1981)

Looking ahead to evening programmes on BBC Two.

/ 31st January 2021

BBC Two continuity (3rd October 1982)

The ident into the Laurence Olivier-directed screen version of Three Sisters.

/ 29th January 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 Two continuity (early 1980s)

A rare special ident from this OSP era.

/ 19th January 2021

BBC Two continuity and News Review opening titles (1982)

The opening sequence for News Review – the BBC’s review of the week’s main news stories, with subtitles for the hard of hearing.

/ 16th January 2021

BBC Two start-up (30th January 1982)

A fairly standard BBC Two start-up routine for the period.

/ 14th January 2021

BBC Two continuity and News on 2 opening titles and lead story (13th June 1981)

News on 2 reports on a major incident at the Trooping the Colour ceremony.

/ 8th January 2021

BBC Two closedown (17th February 1985)

It’s the day before BBC One launched its new OSP and one aspect of the new schedule got a mention in this BBC Two closedown – the change of start/finish time for Breakfast Time.

/ 4th January 2021