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7.9.1981
Click for larger image BBC news programmes got a radical makeover in Autumn 1981. The heralding music of the last ten years made way for a new theme; the stripes era had arrived! Here's the first new-look main bulletin; instead of the usual circle the stripes form a distinctive figure 9.

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1982
Click for larger image John Humphrys and John Simpson became lead newsreaders on the 9 O'Clock News from 1981.

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1982
Click for larger image From June 1982

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1982
Click for larger image Seven weeks after the end of the Falklands War, a remarkable story of survival in the Falkland Islands is the lead story of tonight's bulletin.

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1982
Click for larger image A bulletin close with Michael Buerk which recaps the top story and mentions the time of the late night summary before saying goodnight.

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22.6.1983
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1983
Click for larger image From October 1983

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1983
Click for larger image This clip features the full link between the previous programme and the start of the news

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1984
Click for larger image Presented by John Humphrys
 
Another update on the Miner's Strike; Arthur Scargill rules out a national ballot while miners who want to work are being intimidated by pickets.


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Further examples of content graphics, before the days of live tv reporting, it had to be done on the phone illustrated like this...


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