BBC News: 1998

A news studio

In the 1980s and 1990s general cross-programme news themes were rare in the BBC. But not now! Since 1999 the same theme tune has been used across the News at 1, 6, 9 and later 10 o'clock.

Kirk Northrop sent us these written themes - most of the themes used on this page were beefed up and changed in 2003.

BBC News 1999 - 2003

DUM bleep, bleep, bleep, [shh-ssss] bleep, bleep (tss) bleep DUM DUM [bleep] DUM hmmmmmaaaaa

BBC News headline bed 1999 - 2003

BANG BANG dum dum dum, dum dum dum, dum dum dum, dum dum dum dum

<Repeat for as long as necessary>

BBC News closing titles 1999 - 2003

DUM bleep, bleep, bleep, [shh-ssss] bleep, bleep (tss) bleep DUM DUM [bleep] DUM

Written News Themes
Introduction
BBC News 1980s
BBC News 1990s
BBC News 1998
BBC News 24
Channel 4 News
Other Programmes

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