Click for larger image BBC Midlands
1968
Click for larger image The BBC in the Midlands from 1968


Click for larger image BBC Midlands Ident Slide
1970s
Click for larger image Before the introduction of the regional BBC1 globe in 1974, each BBC region had a graphic symbol to represent their part of the UK.
 
The image is courtesy of Francois Frappe


Click for larger image BBC Midlands Colour Slide
1970s
Click for larger image The image shown on the right is courtesy of Francois Frappe. Francois took this black and white photo in 1971 of a transmission from the Sutton Coldfield trasmitter, this symbol is a variation to the one shown on the left. It features the word "Colour" in a different typeface called Eurostyle Extended Bold.


Click for larger image BBC1 Midlands Continuity
1978
Click for larger image A quick reminder of whats on BBC2 before linking into the news with Kenneth Kendal.

Click for larger image BBC1 Midlands Closedown
1979
A rare treat here from BBC1 Midlands.  In this clip, we see a young Alistair Yates reading a full local news bulletin, and then go through the motions of putting to bed, and tucking in, the days output from Pebble Mill.
 
(Clip recorded by Chris Howles)

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Click for larger image BBC1 Midlands
21.04.1981
Our second rare treat from BBC1 Midlands features a full regional link plus the full afternoon news bulletin. The clip includes 58 seconds of the BBC1 Midlands clock. BBC1 had been showing a programme in Welsh which is why we see the children's programme rundown ahead of the news bulletin, rather than test card F.
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Click for larger image BBC1 Midlands
1981
Click for larger image The classic mirror globe from 1981


Click for larger image BBC Midlands
1981
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Click for larger image BBC1 Midlands Continuity
1983
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Click for larger image BBC1 Midlands
1984
Click for larger image The revised BBC 1 font and a stylised Midlands from 1984.

Click for larger image BBC1 Midlands New Early Evening Pattern
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Click for larger image BBC1 Midlands
1985
Click for larger image The BBC 1 COW from the BBC in the Midlands.


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1994
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Click for larger image BBC1 Midlands
1997
Click for larger image BBC One Balloon for the Midlands

Click for larger image BBC Midlands Clock
1999
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BBC One Midlands
2001
The BBC ONE balloon, Midlands style.


BBC One Midlands (Christmas)
2002
The Christmas 2002 ident from BBC One in the Midlands.


Click for larger image BBC One Midlands Ident
2009
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Click for larger image BBC Two Midlands Ident
c1986
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