Welcome to our section various bits about BBC 1 between 1969 and 1974 that did not quite fit in elsewhere
BBC 1 CLOSEDOWN - 1970s
BBC 1 Closedown
BBC 1 NODD CAMERA - 1971
The ident itself was a mechanical model but how was it filmed? well the answer is NODD, commonly nicknamed the NODDy camera.
This was a fixed remote controlled camera which could tilt to look at different items such as a model of the station ident, the station clock or a number of presentation captions. There was a light fitted to the camera which would be used on the various captions, it was switched off for when the idents were being filmed as these were lit internally