Miscellaneous Content 1969-1974


Welcome to our section various bits about BBC 1 between 1969 and 1974 that did not quite fit in elsewhere

 

BBC 1 CLOSEDOWN - 1970s

Here is a bit of a rarity. In these two pictures we see continuity announcer Peter Bulgar closing down BBC 1 for the night in the early 1970s. The pictrues show Pres A, one of three continuity studios at BBC Television Centre (Pres B being for BBC 2 and a spare for when maintenance work was being undertaken in one of the other two suites). Pres A would later become better known as The Broom Cupboard where Children's BBC presentation would come from

 

 
 
  BBC 1 Closedown
Early 1970s
BBC Television

 

 

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

 



 
  NODD Camera System
1971
BBC Television

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