BBC 2 Opening Night - Take 2!
1964
Birth of a Station...BBC2 launches in April 1964 promising a mix of programmes which won't necessarily appeal to the majority of viewers. Well that's what was supposed to happen.

Click for larger image BBC 2 Opening Night
21.4.1964
Click for larger image Opening Night - take two, postponed from the night before.

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Click for larger image BBC2 Continuity
1964
Click for larger image These recordings taken from "25 Years of BBC2"

Click for larger image BBC2 Symbol
1964
Click for larger image The first BBC2 identification symbol.

BBC2 Alternative Ident
1964
Sometimes this "flip-card" was used in place of the animated ident in the early days. The device was operated mechanically.

Official Website
www.bbc.co.uk/bbctwo