What a fantastic couple of videos, a moment of TV history (although they could do without the drunken shouting at parts). I know of one of the engineers on that night who was TC on UK Gold and had to keep on working when everyone else was switching stuff off and going home for the last time. Some familiar faces in the crowd
Also interesting to see what's on the other monitors in the stack - the monitor showing what looks like a guard VT
copy of the last programme changes to the caption that the channels on BSB's satellite Marcopolo put out when they closed. Incidently the guard copy doesn't have the MD's speech at the end of it.
Between videos, the monitor to the left of the clock changes to show UK Gold, who are also showing Big Ben. At the top there's the output of a capgen with 'Goodbye from Thames' on a lower third, maybe for some outgoing lines rather than transmission use. Also on the far right of the stack there is a teletext-like display, this looks like the 'IDENT' system used by channel 4 to tell the regions when the ad breaks are due. It's empty because that way of doing adverts ended at midnight too
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