BBC News 24

A news studio

BBC News 24 is the BBC's rolling news station for the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland. Broadcast on cable, satalite and digital, it was launched in 1997.

This particular theme was introduced in 1999 as part of the new BBC News corporate look and feel. It's rather complex to transcribe, so we've simplified it here.

BBC News 24 1999 - 2003

Deaaoooowww, bop (dum) bop (dum) bop (dum) bop (dum) bop (dum) bop (dum) bop (dum)

The simple life wasn't the right life for Kirk Northrop who decided to go one better and transcribed the News 24 countdown. Played as News 24 approaches the hour, this masterpiece of news presentation can appear from any length of time from 1 to a whopping 90 seconds.

Well if you're going to do it, do it properly. Here is the full written 90 second News 24 countdown!

BBC News 24, 90 second countdown 1993 - 2003

beep dumaruma beep beep beep (a-dumaruma)
beep dumaruma beep beep beep (a-dumaruma)
beep dumaruma beep beep beep (a-dumaruma)

BANG BANG [hmmmm] beep beep beep (a-dumaruma)
[hmmmm] beep dumaruma beep beep beep (dumaruma)
BANG BANG [hmmmm] beep beep beep (a-dumaruma)
[hmmmm] beep dumaruma beep beep beep (dumaruma)

BANG BANG [haaaa] beep beep beep (a-dumaruma)
[haaaa] beep dumaruma beep beep beep (dumaruma)
BANG BANG [haaaa] beep beep beep (a-dumaruma)
[haaaa] beep dumaruma beep beep beep

BANG BANG BANG beep beep beep
BA BANG beep beep beep
BA BANG (chi-cha) beep (chi-cha) beep (chi-cha) beep;

DA DUM (chi-cha) beep (chi-cha) beep (chi-cha) beep,
DUM DA DUM (chi-cha) beep (chi-cha) beep (chi-cha) beep;
DA DUM (chi-cha) beep (chi-cha) beep (chi-cha) beep,
DUM DA DUM beep beep beep;
DA DUM (chi-cha) beep beep beep,
DA DUM beep beep beep

(DA DUM) bleep, bleep, bleep, bleep, bleep, (DUM) bleep, bleep, bleep, bleep, bleep, bleep

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