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April 1964 - July 1967

General Presentation [1]

April 21 1964 and a new channel is born - a day late, due to a power failure the previous evening, which brought everything at Television Centre to a halt.

Above: BBC Two ident [1].

Above: BBC Two ident [2] [left]. The still version of the channel symbol. BBC Two ident [3] [right]. Another version of the channel ident, complete with day of the week.

Above: BBC Two ident [4].

Above: BBC Two clock [1].

Above: BBC Two clock [2].

Above: BBC Two clock [3]. The clock's appearance was tweaked at a later point [date unknown].

Above: Denis Tuohy pictured on BBC Two's opening night. This was the in-vision studio used at the start of programming each evening. The candle was a reference to the power failure that delayed BBC Two's launch.

Above: BBC Two promotional trail.