Starting in 1981, the BBC gave a common theme to its main news bulletins with new electronic titles – a set of animated computerised “stripes” forming a circle on a red background with a “BBC News” typescript appearing below the circle graphics, and a theme tune consisting of brass and keyboards. The red background was replaced by a blue from 1985 until 31 October 1988.
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Studio and presenters
BBC Updated the Titles in Spring 1985.
Studio and presenters 1985-1986: