Idents and Continuity 1981-1985


Welcome to our section about the idents and continuity used on BBC 1 between 1981 and 1985

This was the final outing for the mechanical version of the BBC 1 globe, it was blue and green in colour having changed from the blue and yellow look previously. The BBC 1 name had changed from a bold font to a stripy one.

When the look was introduced on the 5th September 1981 there was a snag, the lighting of the globe was not quite right and the ident looked very dark. Over the coming months there were changes made to the ident, the look and the colour was altered and it took some time before BBC bosses were happy with it.

 

BBC 1 CONTINUITY - 25th NOVEMBER 1983

This continuity is from Children In Need from 1983, here Terry Wogan updates viewers on the amount raised so far and introduces Doctor Who which was the 20th anniversary episode "The Five Doctors"

 

   
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BBC 1 Continuity - Children in Need / Doctor Who
25th November 1983
BBC Television


BBC 1 CONTINUITY - 1984

Here is some continuity from 1984 for Doctor Who. In 1984 BBC 1 aired a repeat showing the 20th anniversary episode "The Five Doctors", this time however was shown in four parts


   
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BBC 1 Continuity - Doctor Who
14th August 1984
BBC Television
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BBC 1 Continuity - Doctor Who
15th August 1984
BBC Television
   
   
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BBC 1 Continuity - Doctor Who
15th August 1984
BBC Television
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BBC 1 Continuity - Doctor Who
16th August 1984
BBC Television
   
 
   
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BBC 1 Continuity - Doctor Who
17th August 1984
BBC Television
 


BBC 1 CONTINUITY - 1984

Here is some continuity from 1984 for the long running music programme "Top Of The Pops"



   
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BBC 1 Continuity - Top Of The Pops
16th August 1984
BBC Television


BBC 1 CONTINUITY - 1985

Here is some continuity from 1985 for Doctor Who. These two clips were introducing parts 1 and 2 of the story Attack Of The Cybermen, shown on consecutive Saturdays in January of that year



 
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BBC 1 Continuity - Doctor Who
5th January 1985
BBC Television
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BBC 1 Continuity - Doctor Who
12th August 1985
BBC Television

 


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