BBC National News: 1981-1988

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.

With thanks to Transdiffusion, Deltic1976 Benriggers and Busclippie for their contributions to this page.

1981-1985

Studio and presenters










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1985-1988

BBC Updated the Titles in Spring 1985.

Studio and presenters 1985-1986:







Sport 1985-1986:


From 1986



Graphics


Close:
1985-1986



Close:
1987-1988


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