BBC1 It’s A Square World promo

Director of this trailer Maurice Kanareck says, “Another trailer for ‘Its a Square World’, this time with Derek Guyler rotating the mechanical equivalent of the, then BBC1 station ident. Normally the BBC1 logo was sacrosanct, and not to be tampered with, but we were given special dispensation to use it as a genuine station ident on this occasion! The rotating model was made specially for us by the BBC Effects props department from whom we also borrowed the classic BBC mike. ‘Square World’ was also notable for two remarkable television occasions. The first was when Michael Bentine sent the Television Centre into orbit, using animation and special effects, only to recieve a now legendary memo informing him solemnly that the BBC Television Centre was and I quote, ‘not to be used for the purposes of entertainment’ .. and the second was when he sailed a Chinese junk, complete with appropriately costumed pirate crew, past the Houses of Parliament and bombarded it with blank cannon fire … only to be met with total indifference by the traffic over Westminster Bridge!”

Media Details
Content Type: Programme Trails
Picture: 4:3 Black and White
Quality: HQ
Production and Transmission
Production Co.:BBC British Broadcasting Corporation
Country: United Kingdom
Channel / Service: BBC One
Talent and Credits
Performer: Derek Guyler
Director: Maurice Kanareck
Posted by: TVARK