Closedown Menu
11.10.1981
A run through tomorrow evening’s programmes begins the BBC1 closedown sequence

Crackerjack trail
TX: 12.11.1981
Stu Francis and The Krankies look forward to another action-packed show this Friday. Programme trails for children's shows - like continuity - was no different from that of other programmes at the time. But where, pray where did they get those awful hostesses?

Click for larger image BBC1 New Season Drama Promo
27.12.1981

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BBC1 Christmas Promotions
1981
A more contemporary look for Christmas in 1981, combining synthesised carols with traditional festive icons. Among our selection of clips is a full-length trail for The Kenny Everett Television Show. Madcap Kenny had switched from Thames to the BBC in 1981, his first show for the other side was a Christmas special broadcast on Christmas Eve.

BBC1 Christmas Promotions
1981
(Right) A groovy version of Hark the Herald Angels Sing is the soundtrack to this promo for the Kenny Everett television Show, Apologies for the fault with the final part of this clip.

Click for larger image BBC1 Christmas Promo
25.12.1981
Click for larger image Mike Yarwood trails his Christmas Day show in this clip.

Click for larger image BBC1 Christmas Trail - The Battle Of Midway
28.12.1981
Click for larger image Charlton Heston and James Coburn star in our wartime blockbuster tonight on BBC1. Followed by the globe baubles.


Click for larger image On BBC1.. On BBC2...
31.03.1982
Click for larger image A few slides and the new computerised clock link into the programme which will also be shown at 10.30 on BBC2

Click for larger image BBC1 Continuity & Odd 1 Out Trailer
12.04.1982
This was broadcast on 12th April 1982.
 
A promo for Odd One Out occupies most of this particular link.

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Click for larger image Sunday Evening on BBC1 Promo
18.04.1982
Click for larger image A trail for Panorama forms part of the late evening on Sunday before the first of those programmes.

Click for larger image BBC1 Thursday Promo
29.4.1982
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Click for larger image Mayday Holiday Promo
3.5.1982
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Over on BBC2...
02.08.1982
What fun you could have in those pre-corporate days. Here Malcolm Garrett-Eynon uses an "animated" slide sequence to publicise the alternatives over on BBC2.

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27.8.1983
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BBC1 Promotional Stings
28.08.1982
Two stings for BBC1 - a generic station ID, then a variation spelling out all the programming types BBC1 has to offer. Here it's used to herald a new series of "Juliet Bravo".

Click for larger image BBC1 Drama - Tenko Promo
20.10.1982
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BBC1 Lunchtime link
03.11.1982
BBC1 comes out of the State Opening of Parliament early and they'll be rejoining Schools programmes at the next available opportunity. But with plenty of time to spare, Peter Bolgar runs through the lunchtime offerings before deviating into an extended interval.

Click for larger image BBC1 Continuity
8.12.1982
This link focuses on a promo based on two forthcoming programmes being featured in the new edition of Radio Times.
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Click for larger image BBC1 Christmas Promo
1982
A montage of brief clips from forthcoming Christmas films makes up this promo of the action and adventure this Christmas on BBC1.
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Click for larger image BBC1 Christmas - The Deadly Game Tonight
1982
Christmas is here again and this year we have a very stylish BBC1 logo for the holiday period.

BBC1 Christmas Eve Promotion
1982


Click for larger image BBC1 Christmas Promo
1982
Click for larger image Entertainment for Christmas on BBC1.. Death on the Nile was shown on Christmas Day.

Click for larger image BBC1 Christmas Evening Promo
1982
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Click for larger image Christmas Day Promo
25.12.1982
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Click for larger image Boxing Day Promo
1982
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Click for larger image Christmas Monday Promo
3.1.1983
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Click for larger image BBC1 New Drama Promo
1983
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Click for larger image BBC1 Features Promo
4.1.1983
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Click for larger image BBC1 Saturday Promo
15.1.1983
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Click for larger image BBC1 Sunday Promo
16.1.1983
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Click for larger image BBC1 Wednesday Promo
2.2.1983
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BBC1 Sunday menu
20.03.1983
A very colourful CGI promo for Sunday's programmes.

Click for larger image BBC1 Sunday Promo
1.4.1983
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Click for larger image Easter Monday Promo
3.4.1983
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Click for larger image Bank Holiday Monday Promo
2.5.1983
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Click for larger image BBC1 Continuity
16.5.1983
A BBC1 morning link featuring David Allan highlighting some of this morning's radio programmes as BBC1 prepares to hand over to schools programming for the rest of the morning. The first programme today is You and Me which was always introduced by the BBC1 globe than the BBC Schools clock.
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Click for larger image Bank Holiday Sunday Promo
29.05.1983
Planting the seeds for some great entertainment this Bank Holiday on BBC1, including Cabaret and a look at the Queen's first thirty years on the throne.
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Click for larger image Friday Promo
3.6.1983
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Click for larger image BBC1 Drama Promo
27.8.1983
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Click for larger image BBC1 Entertainment Promotion
27.8.1983
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Click for larger image BBC1 Monday Promo
17.10.1983
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Click for larger image Saturday BBC1 Promo
22.10.1983
BBC1 always started Saturday evening with a full promo of the evening's entertainment and you'd sometimes hear the instrumental version of a current chart hit as the music bed, as used on this occasion.
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Click for larger image Sunday BBC1 Promo
22.10.1983
Click for larger image From the same period, a rather different style of music is used for this promo of two of Sunday evening's programmes.

Click for larger image BBC1 Thursday Promo
8.12.1983
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Click for larger image BBC1 Saturday Promo
17.12.1983
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Click for larger image Christmas BBC1 Promo
15.12.1983
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Click for larger image Christmas Day Promo
24.12.1983
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Click for larger image Boxing Day Promo
24.12.1983
Click for larger image Once again it's Christmas Time and BBC1 gets out those festive trails. Although it's a snowflake theme again this year, it's more modern than in 1982.

Click for larger image BBC1 Boxing Day Promo
26.12.1983
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Click for larger image Christmas Films Promo
24.12.1983
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Click for larger image Christmas Tuesday
26.12.1983
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Click for larger image BBC1 Tuesday Promo
3.1.1984
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Click for larger image BBC1 New Season - Whicker Promo
4.1.1984
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Click for larger image BBC1 Monday Promo
9.1.1984
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Click for larger image Sunday Promo
2.12.1984
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Wednesday menu
22.02.1984
A fairly average Wednesday in 1984 with Fame, Taxi and Sportsnight. Nevertheless, Ray Moore manages to sound enthusiastic. And that does say "BBC1", honest!

Click for larger image BBC1 Saturday menu
31.03.1984
Yes it's the weekend again and here's what's coming up tonight on BBC1. Terry Wogan and the Dukes of Hazzard are the order of the day.
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Click for larger image Easter Day Promo
22.4.1984
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Click for larger image Easter Films Promo
1984
Easter film entertainment on BBC1 which includes the premiere of Chariots of Fire.
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Click for larger image BBC1 Continuity
09.05.1984
Click for larger image BBC1’s first attempt at a snooker quiz is previewed here. Despite being given its Big Break, it never returned.

Click for larger image Sunday Evening on BBC1 Promo
03.06.1984
Click for larger image Look how similar this Sunday menu graphic is to the Christmas logo - there might have been other variations.

BBC1 Timings error
19.08.1984
Looking at this today it would seem like an automation error. But this was 1984 and everything was done live, yet announcer Tim Nicholls breezes through unfazed. We're holding on to the preceding trail when Tim starts his announcement; eventually the globe appears but when the sound from tonight's film starts (on cue), the globe lingers for a few moments longer.

Click for larger image BBC1 Presents... The Hot Shoe Show
1984
Click for larger image BBC1 presents...The Ribbon! An alternative device to the usual BBC1/BBC2 logos which appeared fully animated on trails, and was extendively used on cross-promo slides in the mid-80s.
 
Programme TX: 6 September 1984


Monday menu
20.08.1984
Monday night on BBC1 offers athletics, Only Fools And Horses and The Monday Film. A good one for sports fans!

BBC1 Genres
20.08.1984
Genre-specific bumpers for BBC1's new season in late August/September 1984.

Click for larger image BBC1 Friday Menu
6.9.1984
Click for larger image BBC TV used to have two specific seasons of programming each year and the autumn new series were rolled out during September. This promo tells us about three of those new series, all of which started on the same evening, which included Les Dawson replacing Terry Wogan as host of Blankety Blank.

Click for larger image BBC1 Wednesday Promo
10.9.1984
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BBC1 Tuesday Menu
11.09.1984
Hard to imagine Tuesday on BBC1 without EastEnders now, but in 1984 it was the norm. So Lenny Henry fills the 7:30pm slot here. Nice graphics, if rather 80s.

Click for larger image BBC1 Promos
24.10.1984
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Click for larger image BBC1 Christmas Promo
1984
Click for larger image A rather nice animation promoting family Christmas fare this Christmas followed by what must be the quickest introduction to the next programme ever broadcast!

Click for larger image BBC1 Boxing Day Promo
25.12.1984
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Click for larger image BBC1 Christmas Day Promo
1984
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Click for larger image BBC1 Wednesday Promo
28.11.1984
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Click for larger image Sunday Promo
29.12.1984
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Click for larger image New Year's Eve menu
31.12.1984
Click for larger image For those not making a night of it, BBC1 welcomes in 1985 with the classics, in the form of Morecambe and Wise and Singin' In The Rain. 1985 itself will be seen in live!


BBC1 Saturday menu
09.02.1985
For those not making a night of it, BBC1 welcomes in 1985 with the classics, in the form of Morecambe and Wise and Singin' In The RBBC1 Saturday menu

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