By 1985, computer graphics technology had progressed sufficiently that on 18 February the mechanical mirror globe was retired in favour of the new “Computer Originated World”, or ‘COW’, which showed a semi-transparent blue globe with golden continents and gold “BBC1″. It was created by the BBC graphics and computer departments, with work starting on it in 1983.
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Ident with Ceefax logo
Note that the clock design used in this period has a blue dot in the centre, unlike the networked design which never had a center dot.
Coming up on Thursday (1989-1991)
We are working hard to obtain a copy
1987 Hogmanay version, and menu
Christmas ident 1989