Click for larger image BBC2 Slides link
10.03.1975
Click for larger image Two consecutive slides follow the end of a comedy programme on BBC2; sorry for the loss of colour, but apart from the logo BBC2's slides hardly changed up until 1986!


Click for larger image BBC2 Promo
17.04.1976
Click for larger image Part of a look at Saturday evening’s programmes which uses a rather loud classical soundtrack.

Click for larger image Starting on BBC1
5.12.1976
Click for larger image It doesn't get much simpler than this for mentioning the current BBC1 programme - just the BBC1 logo which BBC1 used on its holding slides five years before it was officially adopted as the BBC1 logo, and the name of the programme.


Click for larger image BBC2 Monday Trail
17.10.1977
Click for larger image This trailer looks ahead to programmes later this evening on BBC2 before linking into Newsday which, at the time, was BBC2’s flagship news programme.

Click for larger image BBC2 Continuity
31.10.1977
Click for larger image A 60 second promo for a new drama ahead of the link into the next programme.

Click for larger image BBC2 Continuity
31.10.1977
Click for larger image Slide and clock into the Late News

Click for larger image BBC2 Continuity
14.11.1977
Click for larger image A lengthy trail for a forthcoming new series before we see the animated version of the BBC2 logo.

Click for larger image BBC2 Continuity
28.11.1977
This clip provides a rare example of a trailer being given a formal introduction as well as the weather summary which followed the Late News.
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Click for larger image On BBC1 now...
05.11.1977
left clip - Songs of Praise
 
right clip - Ooh he is awful...but if you like him, Dick Emery is over on BBC1 now. Note the use of BBC2 house colours.


Christmas on 2 Promo
1977



Click for larger image BBC2 Promos & Continuity
27.01.1978
A full preview of Saturday evening’s programmes.
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Click for larger image BBC2 Play Of The Week Promo
13.09.1978
Click for larger image A promo for the forthcoming series of "Play of the Week" looking at some of the forthcoming plays which would be shown this autumn (1978) on BBC2.

Click for larger image BBC2 Promo & Continuity
14.10.1978
A look at the BBC2 newspaper for this promo for the evening ahead. The promo is of sufficient length that it warrants a quick flash of the BBC2 ident.
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Click for larger image BBC2 Morning link
1978
Click for larger image For many years BBC2 was an evening only service - they'd only come to life during the day for educational programmes, Service information and, of course, Play School. Here's a typical link between programmes into Play School - lots of fader clonking!

Click for larger image BBC2 Continuity & Promo
23.05.1978
Click for larger image More than a year before the ==2== was introduced as BBC2’s logo it was starting to appear on promos as can be seen in this clip.

Click for larger image Christmas on BBC2
1978
Click for larger image While the search continues for the medeival trumpeters ident BBC2 used for Christmas in 1978, we have however managed to unearth this promo which shows the graphics which accompany the theme. This was broadcast in late 1978 as a BBC strike threatened to cripple the corporation's Christmas programming - which for BBC2 included James Galway and Hansel and Gretel - but in the end the action was called off in time for the big day.

BBC2 Wednesday Promo
09.05.1978
This example shows that the ==2== logo was also being used for programme rundowns more than a year before it became the official logo.

Click for larger image BBC2 Continuity
22.07.1978
Click for larger image The weather followed by the result of the cricket which BBC2 would have been showing if there hadn't been a strike. Instead the next programme begins earlier than scheduled.

Click for larger image BBC2 Promo & Continuity
22.07.1978
A look at tomorrow's programmes on BBC2.
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Click for larger image BBC2 Promo & Continuity
2.12.1978
A promo for this evenings programmes on BBC2. The clip also features the titles from "Play Away."
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Click for larger image BBC2 Continuity
22.02.1979
BBC2 continued to introduce the =2= to viewers as it was now being used for holding slides.
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BBC2 New Look Thursday
13.12.1979
Pre-empting the new logo the =2= gets a good airing in this clip.


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