BBC2 Christmas Eve Ident – First Showing
The first showing of BBC2’s Christmas Trees in 1982 turned out to be a formal unveiling! The usual ident is seen first, and then fades into the festive symbol. Watch out for a brief snatch of programme menu and the first announcement of the day. Michael Maine was BBC2’s announcer for the latter part of Christmas Eve, signing off with a photo montage accompanied by an a capella version of “It Came Upon The Midnight Clear”. A must for fans of Christmas magic.