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BBC Idents and Network Symbols

BBCHistory's memory of 1st January 1972 - 1st January 1973

I must have been 4 when I recall seeing the BBC 1 Colour Network Symbol. My mother was watching our Baird Colour TV, (with 4 clunky channel selector buttons), and I remember looking at this blue and black globe thing, and wondering what it was, why it went at such speed, and why there were two of them. I must have had some sense of the 'world', and must have known that you couldnt have two rotating at the same time!

Also on 1st January 1972...

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  • BBC World Service
  • Radio 4 - Writing the Century
  • BBC Wales


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