The Bits in Between...

The Bits in Between...

An interview with Andrew Martin a BBC preservation expert

Andrew Martin, an expert from the BBC's archives, tells us why the bits in between television programmes aren't just the times you can nip out and make a cup of tea.



Closedown is one of these lost institutions. Classically on BBC One you would get a little bit of chat about 'Thank you for being with us today'.
(film clip)
Then they would go to the globe and play the national anthem.
(film clip)
The picture would fade out... you would get this annoying tone for five minutes or so and then everything was switched off.

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