BBC News: the 1980s

A news studio

The end of Nationwide and then Sixty Minutes, plus the arrival of daytime broadcasting meant a lot of changes over at BBC News, with swanky new sets and lots of new music. Except that they were all the same music really - just done differently, as you will be able to tell from these examples...

BBC One o'Clock News 1985 - 1993

Pe-pe-pe-peh, ba-ba-ba-baaaarrrrhhh (bluurruummm) farala-larala-laaaar (lila-lila-larr) farala-larala-laaar (lila-lila-larr) Farala-Larala-Larala-Larala (lar lar) be-be-be-beh, Pa Pa Paah

THE ONE O'CLOCK NEWS, FROM THE BBC, WITH MICHEAL BURK

pa-pa-pa-pah, pe-pe-pe-peh Pa-Pa-Pa-Paarrhh

BBC Six O'Clock News 1985 - 1993

Balah-lah-lar, delah-didla-dah, dum dum dum dum dela dum dum dum dum delah dum dum dum dum, ba-lah-lah-larr, dum dum dum dum dela ba-lah larr la la la larrr...

THE SIX O'CLOCK NEWS FROM THE BBC WITH SUE LAWLY AND NICHOLAS WHITCHELL

bela-dela-dum

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BBC News 1980s
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