Month: March 2019

Poltergeist II – tape 1057

Hey look, it’s more from Christmas 1990 on BBC1. They really did put out a lot of telly I liked in those days.

Do I like this though? It’s Poltergeist II, sequel to Steven Spielberg’s Tobe Hooper’s classic 1982 horror film. This one has neither Hooper nor Spielberg on hand. I’m surprised that Spielberg isn’t even there as an Executive Producer. I wonder if there’s a story behind that, since he not only produced the original, but he has story credit. But this one is only credited to Michael Grais and Mark Victor, co-writers of the original’s screenplay, and there’s not even a ‘based on characters created by’ credit. This is very unusual, since the writer’s guild is pretty hot on stuff like that. Look at Philip Kaufman getting a ‘characters created by’ credit for Indiana Jones because he was originally going to direct it.

I wonder if Spielberg distanced himself from this one deliberately. Or some deal was done. I feel like there’s something there.

Naturally, only the credits are being presented in letterbox here, the rest of the film is full frame.

We’re introduced to a new character right at the start, the Native American shaman Taylor, played by Will Sampson. If he looks familiar, it’s might be from playing the Chief in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. A film where one of the best lines, not to mention one of the best lines in movie history, is him saying “Thanks” when Jack Nicholson gives him some gum.

At the start of the movie, he’s doing some kind of ritual, and there’s lots of flying smoke around, reminiscent of the climax of Raiders, or Ghostbusters. Not surprising, since Richard Edlund, who did the effects for Ghostbusters, did these effects.

He visits Cuesta Verde, location of the first film, where small medium Tangina (Zelda Rubinstein) is excavating underneath the swimming pool where the Freeling’s house used to be before it was pulled into a nether dimension in the previous movie.

The Freelings themselves are living with Diane’s mother, Gramma Jess (Geraldine Fitzgerald). She’s noticed things about Carol-Anne, like her being able to pick out the right colour wool from a basket without looking. So clearly the strange things haven’t stopped.

Another clue is that Carol-Anne is drawing creepy pictures of a strange man.

During a trip to the shops, she loses track of her mother, and she’s found by a man who looks a lot like her pictures. This is Kane, played by Julian Beck, who gives a very creepy performance, and is probably the best thing about the movie. I still think of the hymn he sings, “God is in… his holy temple…”

More bad news for the family, as Gramma Jess dies in the night. Plus, scary clouds are back.

“They’re baaaaack!”

Taylor turns up to help, and is soon doing some of his magic in the garden, which seems to involve butterflies.

Kane turns up at the house and is generally scary.

There’s another haunty set-piece involving the Freeling’s son Robbie and his braces.

Taylor blows smoke up Steves nose.

Steve drinks the tequila worm, which is a very bad move even if we didn’t just see it open its eye.

It has rather a negative effect on Steve’s behaviour. This was possibly the scariest part of the movie when I first saw it, and it’s still pretty disturbing.

It then gets disgusting as Diane tells him she still loves him, so he can vomit out the evil.

A reminder that HR Giger did design work for this film, although the end results aren’t the best examples of his work.

The family flee to their car, but a haunted chainsaw pursues them. Groovy.

They drive to their old house, where Tangina and Taylor are waiting, and the whole family have to cross over to defeat the evil. It all gets very trippy here, with things like a decaying Carol Anne.

There are some more Giger designs as stop motion monsters

But even though they seem to kill the monster, Carol Anne falls into the light, and all seems lost. Until she’s brought back by Gramma Jess, who is presumably an angel now.

Whilst this has the look and feel of a serviceable horror film, it does fail to reach the heights of the original. Perhaps it’s something indefineable, a lightness of touch that the director here, Brian Gibson, lacks. His only previous movie credit was the British punk musical Breaking Glass, and he didn’t do an awful lot afterwards.

BBC Genome: BBC One – 26th December 1990 – 22:25

After this, there’s a trailer for programmes for Thursday.

Then, there’s the start of Toto Live in Paris, and the tape ends a few minutes into this.

Tchaikovsky Gala – The Big Easy – Have I Got News For You – tape 1055

This tape opens with the end of an episode of Trials of Life.

It’s Christmas (again) on BBC2, and there’s a trailer for The Making of The Trials of Life. There’s also a trailer for Artists in Crime.

Then, a gala concert from Leningrad, Tchaikovsky Gala, celebrating the 150th anniversary of his birth, with the Leningrad Symphony Orchestra.

Some impressive soloists join the orchestra, with Itzhak Perlman playing Serenade Melancolique, and Valse-Scherzo.

Pianist Boris Berezovsky plays the third movement of the First Piano Concerto.

Next it’s the turn of soprano Jessye Norman singing Chansons Francaises.

Back to the orchestra, for the Allegro Molto Vivace movement from the 6th Symphony, one of my favourites.

Yo Yo Ma plays the Rococo Variations.

Jessye Norman returns to sing Adieu Forets, from Joan of Arc.

Then, the finale is the 1812 Overture.

Something I’ve never done before on this blog, but since most of the concert is available, here’s a Spotify link. It omits the Piano Concerto, though.

BBC Genome: BBC Two – 23rd December 1990 – 20:05

After this, there’s a trailer for programmes on Boxing Day.

Then, there’s the start of the last part of First and Last, wherein Joss Ackland goes for a very long walk. Then recording switches to the end of the same programme.

There’s a trailer for Christmas Eve programmes.

Then, a film I like a lot. It’s another starring role for Dennis Quaid, starring alongside Ellen Barkin, in The Big Easy.

Quaid plays Remy McSwain, a police detective. As the film opens, they’ve found the body of a local gangster face down in the fountain outside the house of a local Mafia don. “We don’t call them Mafia, down here we call them Wiseguys.”

Barkin plays Anne Osborne, assistant district attorney investigating police corruption.

I love some of the dialogue here. She says he’s being obsequious to the mob boss he had brought in, and he grabs a dictionary to look it up.

“Go on girly, get in the car”

Ned Beatty plays Remy’s Captain, and his mother’s boyfriend.

Quaid’s fairly heavy seduction technique on Barkin ought to annoy me but here it doesn’t. They hook up fairly quickly, despite her investigating possible police corruption. And you can’t help but like it that he’s helping her throw up after she’s just attended a grisly crime scene, so you get the feeling he does really like her.

But, sadly, the police department itself is shady. They have a ‘Widows and Orphans Fund’ and Remy is asked to talk to a local bar owner, who asked to see the captain, about ‘contributions’, and he’s busted for taking a bribe.

Remy’s brother comes to stay. He has to tell him he’s been arrested, and his brother tells him he’s known that the whole family is on the take since he was little. “Ask me anything. Sex, drugs…” as he pulls out a joint. Remy looks angry, grabs the joint and demands “You’ve been having sex?”

Anne is prosecuting the case against Remy, and she knows that the videotape of Remy talking to the barman will probably win the case. But Remy has a plan, and gets a very large magnet placed into the evidence locker next to the tapes.

The Judge in the case is the actual Jim Garrison, as played by Kevin Costner in JFK.

I love Remy’s Lawyer, cross examining a witness.

When the tape turns out to be erased, the case collapses. Remy gets his cousin to bring Anne to the party they’re throwing, but she’s still angry about losing the case, and Remy’s seemingly casual acceptance of the petty corruption. There’s a lovely scene where she’s waiting for a cab to take her home when Remy’s mother comes to talk to her. “You were saying some pretty horrid things about my boy in that courtroom today.” “Yes I did.” “He’s a good boy.” “Could be a hell of a lot better Mrs McSwain.” “Yeah. What you gonna do? You gonna help him with that? You got your work cut out for you”

I like actors who point in character.

John Goodman has a smallish role as one of a pair of slightly buffoonish detectives.

Remy is moved by Anne’s insistence that he’s not one of the good guys any more, so he asks her to help him get to the bottom of the case. It looks like there’s a gang war between rival drug dealers, but the DA has received reports that the first victim was dumped by policemen in an unmarked car. So when the other drug dealer, Daddy Mention, is murdered while Remy and Anne are in his house, and the perps are driving an unmarked police car (“a piece of shit four door”) They have to get serious, and lock down the police precinct looking for evidence.

But then, the next morning, after Anne has spent the night at his house, but nothing has happened, he sends his brother out for breakfast so he can have some alone time with Anne, but his brother is shot in the street.

So Remy has to confront Beatty, his captain, and the man who’s going to marry his mother, as he’s the only person who could have organised the cover up and the fake drug war. They have an argument, Beatty tells Remy he can take a cut of the drug money they’ll get, and when he won’t they tussle and Beatty pulls his gun, just as Remy’s mother runs outside to tell them her son’s going to be all right.

Remy and Anne work out who’s the other people involved – Goodman and partner, Dodge and DeSoto.

Why would someone name their boat Faux Pas?

There’s a big shootout, and exploding boat, then a cut to Remy and Anne on their wedding night – very reminiscent of North by Northwest.

I still love this film.

BBC Genome: BBC Two – 23rd December 1990 – 22:35

Next, we skip almost a year, to an episode of Have I Got News For You.

The guests are Nick Hancock

and Claire Short.

BBC Genome: BBC Two – 1st November 1991 – 22:00

The tape ends after this programme.

Return To Oz – The Tale Of Little Pig Robinson – tape 1059

Let’s take a moment to appreciate what a strange movie Return To Oz is. It’s a direct sequel to a much beloved musical classic from 1939, and the sequel is one of the darkest children’s films ever made. With no songs.

Dorothy here is played by Fairuza Balk, much, much younger than Judy Garland could ever seem.

Auntie Em is played by Piper Laurie. Not as scary as she was in Carrie, but not the reassuring parental figure Dorothy needs.

The opening of the film is full of mild dread. Even Billina the chicken, who’s not laying eggs, is under threat of being cooked into a stew.

Worried about her continued stories about her visit to Oz, and her sleeplessness, Em takes Dorothy to a doctor, Nicol Williamson, who uses electricity to cure mental problems.

His assistant is Jean Marsh, so you know already this is a scary place.

She’s strapped into a hospital gurney, and just about to have the electro shock therapy when all the electricity in the building goes out. Then she’s released from her restraints by a young girl who live at the hospital, and they escape, through a thunderstorm.

They end up at a swollen river, and both end up clinging to bits of wood. In the maelstrom, we lose track of the young rescuer, as Dorothy finds a crate that’s floating and climbs into it. As the storm subsides, she sleeps, and ends up elsewhere.

But, lest you think, now she’s back in Oz, it’ll all be happy laughs and japes, think again. She’s being watched by the rocks, with some lovely claymation.

The Yellow Brick Road has seen better days.

Worse is to come when she reaches the Emerald City and finds it deserted, filled with statues. Cue more nightmare images.

Worse is when she finds statues of the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion and realises that all the statues are the people of Oz turned to stone.

She’s menaced by the Wheelers, and I’d forgotten quite how scary these are.

She escapes the Wheelers, and meets Tik Tok, a clockwork soldier. Inside the very squat tin suit is gymnast and acrobat Michael Sundin, who, after being featured on a Blue Peter behind the scenes film, was then briefly a Blue Peter Presenter. Tik Tok was puppeteered by Tim Rose, who also operated Admiral Ackbar in Return of the Jedi.

They find their way into the palace, where they meet Mombi. Here she’s played by Sophie Ward.

But she can change her look, as she has a whole gallery of spare heads.

This is genuinely terrifying stuff.

She locks Dorothy in a tower, where she finds Jack Skellington Pumpkinhead. The puppeteering of Jack is really good.

Dorothy steals Mombi’s key to her cupboard containing the Powder of Life, but accidentally wakes one of her spare heads – also played by Jean Marsh.

The sight of the headless Mombi pursuing Dorothy, while all her spare heads are screaming, is one of those sights that can scar you for life. And I should point out that I was 21 years old when this film came out. I can’t imagine how scared I would have been if I’d been a lot younger.

Up in the tower, Tik Tok and Jack are assembling something to escape with, fitted with the head of a Gump, which Dorothy brings to life with the powder of life. The Gump is credited as Stephen Norrington, who directed Blade and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, which I presume meant he was the puppeteer.

They escape from the tower, flying across the Deadly Desert, to reach the mountain of the Nome King, where they hope to find the Scarecrow. Nice Matte Painting.

I love the use of Claymation for the Nome King and his subjects. It’s all done by Will Vinton, who was a pioneer of Claymation, and coined the term. It works beautifully here because the characters are supposed to look like rock, so the animation perfectly fits.

Once inside the Nome King’s mountain, she’s briefly reunited with the scarecrow before he disappears. The Nome King tells her he’s been transformed into an ornament in the king’s collection, and if she and her friends can find which one, they’ll be free to go.

But as each of them tries and fails to guess, the Nome King is becoming more human.

The hands that open up the doorway to the ornament collection look vaguely revolting.

After a couple of failures, he’s now no longer animated, but is played by Nicol Williamson under makeup.

We learn that the Nome King now has the Ruby Slippers – they fell off Dorothy’s feet when she was returning home last time, and now they are the source of the Nome King’s power.

Williamson’s makeup is gradually getting more human as Dorothy makes her first two wrong guesses. It’s a subtle progression.

But Dorothy finds the Scarecrow – a bit more by luck than judgement. Then, from this one data point, extrapolates that everyone from Oz must be a green ornament. Bad science!

As they find more of their friends, the Nome King goes back to being stony, and it gets even more scary.

He almost eats Jack Pumpkinhead, but doesn’t know that Billina the Hen is hiding in his head, and Billina chooses this moment to lay her first egg. Lucky, really, because Eggs turn out to be poison to Nomes.

With the Nome King defeated, Oz is restored, and there’s a big celebration.

Dorothy finds Princess Ozma of Oz trapped in the mirrors of the throne room, and she releases her, before going back home. At least the ending is happy.

I’m glad to see the film is still as insanely frightening as I remembered. I still can’t quite believe this was made, and made by Disney at a time when their output was strictly family friendly. It’s the only film directed by Walter Murch, the legendary sound designer and editor.

Talking of scary Disney movies, one of the storyboard artists on this film is Henry Selick, who would later go on to direct The Nightmare Before Christmas.

After this, recording switches, and there’s a one-off TV film, The Tale Of Little Pig Robinson, based on the Beatrix Potter story. It stars Timothy Spall as the titular Robinson.

Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders play his aunts.

Also appearing, under a lot less makeup, are Thora Hird.

Geoffrey Bayldon plays Jeremy Corbyn. Or is it a shopkeeper, I lost track.

Prunella Scales plays a Sheep who runs a wool shop.

Bill Maynard plays a ship’s cook who wants to take Robinson on his ship so the crew can eat him.

Toyah Willcox plays the ship’s cat.

Gorden Kaye plays the ship’s Mate.

Edward Fox plays the ship’s Captain.

This programme was obviously broadcast on Boxing Day 1990, judging by the adverts and trailers.


  • The Country Look
  • Texas Homecare
  • Moulinex
  • Sofaland
  • Gale’s Honey
  • Weetabix
  • Liberty
  • The Living Countryside
  • Sofa Sleepas
  • Braun
  • The Country Look
  • Weetabix
  • Tunes
  • Debenhams
  • Argos
  • Plant Magic
  • Frosties
  • Rennie
  • Cosmos
  • Kattomeat
  • Vaseline Intensive Care
  • Selfridges
  • trail: The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship
  • trail: Lorna Doone
  • Christmas Line
  • The Art of Fishing
  • Home Alone in cinemas
  • Mentadent P
  • Discovery
  • trail: Dirty Dancing

The Unanswered Question – Films Of The Year 1990 – tape 1081

This tape opens with the end of How Are the Kids, a short film by Jean Luc Godard.

There’s a trailer for the new series of Horizon.

Then, The Unanswered Question, with Leonard Bernstein. This is part 5, The Twentieth Century Crisis.

BBC Genome: BBC Two – 3rd January 1991 – 11:25

After this, recording continues with a trailer for Gardens By Design.

Then there’s the start of an Ivor Wood animated programme called Charlie Chalk, which I confess I don’t remember, but I wasn’t really keeping up with Children’s TV much by this point.

After some of this, recording switches to later the same day, and the end of the Antiques Roadshow.

There’s a trailer for Rhythms of the World and other documentaries.

There’s a news bulletin, with the shadow of the Gulf War approaching fast.

Weather from Bill Giles.

Then, Films Of The Year 1990 with Barry Norman listing his top ten films of 1990.

BBC Genome: BBC Two – 3rd January 1991 – 15:00

After this there’s a trailer for The Mary Whitehouse Experience.

There’s a short programme, Stateside Snippets. Then another news bulletin. They had *loads* of news. Possibly because of the Gulf War?

More weather from Bill Giles, and Newsroom Southeast presented by Rob Curling.

Local weather from Bill Giles is followed by a trailer for Bleak House.

Then, an extra programme, Search Dogs of the Summit.

BBC Genome: BBC Two – 3rd January 1991 – 16:00

John Nettles looks at the Radio Times

So does Ian McShane. Note his copy doesn’t have an cover text on it.

After this, there’s the start of The Royal Institution Christmas Lectures, and the tape ends after a few minutes.

Back and Beyond – CinemAttractions – tape 1033

First on this tape, and missing a little bit from the start, is Behind the Footlights, a documentary looking at the latest crop of hopefuls at Cambridge’s Footlights. It’s presented by a real Footlights legend, Tim Brooke Taylor.

I’m fairly sure this is Sue Perkins – she only shows up in this one sketch.

They decide to get in a professional director, so they select a mime.

The chariman of Footlights is Roland Kenyon. It feels like I should know who he is, so is he the head of a huge comedy conglomerate now?

At least Henry Naylor is easier to place – he’s Bough in the Rowan Atkinson Barclaycard adverts.

Anna Cottis is “this year’s lone female footlight.” Because there can be only one.

Literally less than 30 seconds later: “Unhappily, Anna was soon to drop out over artistic differences about the role of women in contemporary revue.”

I have to say, it doesn’t seem like a vintage year.

BBC Genome: BBC Two – 4th January 1990 – 19:40

Next, there’s the actual performance of their revue,  Back and Beyond. It’s not Fry, Laurie, Thompson and Slattery that’s for sure.

BBC Genome: BBC Two – 5th January 1990 – 20:00

After this, recording switches to ITV. There’s an ITN bulletin leading with President Gorbachev travelling to Lithuania who want to leave the USSR.

Then, an episode of Cinemattractions, covering the following films:

Before the next episode, another ITN bulletin leading with IRA members arrested in Miami trying to buy a rocket launcher.

Then, another Cinemattractions with:

Another ITN bulletin, leading with more troubles in the crumbling Soviet Union precedes the next episode of Cinemattractions, which covers the following films:

I’d forgotten that Mitch Pileggi played the bad guy in Shocker.

After this, recording continues for a bit with the start of an episode of The Fall Guy. The tape ends during this.


  • trail: Saturday on ITV
  • Woolworth’s
  • British Telecom
  • Tennent’s LA
  • Anchor Butter
  • 7Up
  • Improve your Golf
  • Yellow Pages – French Polishing
  • Mini Metro
  • Halls – Gordon Kennedy
  • TV Times
  • AA
  • Carling Black Label – Squirrel
  • Scottish Amicable
  • Lunn Poly
  • Contac 400
  • Volvo 440
  • British Telecom
  • The Naked Gun on Video
  • Astral Sports
  • Lamot
  • Fiat Uno
  • Commercial Union
  • Anchor Butter
  • Woolwich
  • TV Times
  • Swissair
  • Comet
  • P&O
  • Beecham’s Hot Lemon
  • Astral Sports
  • Polo
  • Smoke Alarms
  • Swissair
  • British Telecom
  • Pure Soft Metal
  • American Airlines
  • Lunn Poly
  • Turner & Hooch in cinemas
  • Anchor Butter
  • AA
  • Uniroyal
  • McCoy’s
  • TV Times

The Wonder Years – tape 1117

Here’s a tape of episode from The Wonder Years. Oh good, they’re playing sports. This episode is The Sixth Man.

On the plus side, it does feature Robert Picardo as the sadistic gym teacher Cutlip.

Kevin is such a pig in this episode. His best friend Paul gets ordered by Cutlip to try out for the basketball team, which offends Kevin, as he always beats Paul when they play one on one. So Kevin plays him again, beats him again, and thinks he’s helping him, rather than just trying to humiliate him. I know the schtick of this show is that Kevin has to learn as a person, but it starts from him being so awful that you don’t really care what he learns. I’m sure this didn’t annoy me when I originally watched them. He even tries to get the coach to not pick Paul for the team.

The next episode is A Very Cutlip Christmas. Everyone is sick of Cutlip and his gym classes, so when Kevin visits the mall and sees Cutlip moonlighting as the mall Santa, he has leverage over him.

There’s a nice moment when Cutlip tells Kevin why he works at the mall. “Kids like me when I’m Santa.”

The next episode is The Candidate. Kevin is nominated for class president by his friends.

In Heartbreak, Kevin goes to pieces in the presence of a girl.

Ben Stein plays the same boring teacher he also played in Ferris Beuller. These days, he’s a pretty vile right-wing pundit.

Once again, Kevin is terrible in this episode, getting all jealous and controlling when Winnie wants to talk to her friends from her school.

At least Winnie dumps him by the end.

The next episode is Denial, part two of this story. Kevin assumes Winnie must have been joking about dumping her, but she’s not. Then he gets Paul to arrange a party and invite Winnie, but she’s going to bring her new boyfriend too. I’m sure I’d be more invested in all this if Fred Savage didn’t still look like he’s ten years old.

The next episode is Who’s Aunt Rose? David Huddleston appears as Kevin’s Grandpa.

He’s visiting because Aunt Rose has died, and the family has to go to a funeral.

As an alternative to someone falling into a grave, Kevin and his brother drop a $20 bill into the casket and are too scared to take it out.

Next it’s Buster as Kevin and Paul plan a great train robbery. No wait, it’s all about the family dog and how much of a pain he is.

Here’s Liz Smith and Jeremy Beadle in a TV Quick advert.


  • Allied Dunbar
  • Brannigan’s
  • Cadbury’s
  • Carlsberg
  • Bic Razor
  • Eurodollar
  • AA Autoquote
  • Tesco – Dudley Moore
  • Old El Paso Tacos
  • Studioline
  • Castlemaine XXXX
  • Dairylea
  • Lunn Poly
  • Tesco – Dudley Moore
  • Panama
  • Tesco
  • Sunkist
  • Sante
  • Lunn Poly
  • TV Times
  • Nike Air 180
  • She
  • trail: Heroes – The Footsteps Echo
  • TV Quick
  • Iceland
  • Woolworth’s
  • Raffaello
  • Anchor Butter
  • RAC
  • Allied
  • Castlemaine XXXX
  • Perrier
  • Stella Artois
  • RAC
  • Sunkist
  • LA Gear
  • Stella Artois
  • Wrangler
  • Hermesetas
  • Revlon Activ Balance
  • TSB
  • trail: Monty Python’s Meaning of Life
  • trail: ENG
  • TV Quick
  • Mr Tom
  • Petits Filous
  • Pepsi
  • Vax
  • BT
  • Greenscape Weedkiller
  • Cathay Pacific
  • Holsten Export
  • trail: Watching The Detectives

Badlands – tape 145

This tape opens with the end of coverage of the Detroit Grand Prix.

Then, we have Terence Malick’s film Badlands. It’s one of those legendary films that I’ve read about all my life, but I still have never watched it.

It stars Martin Sheen

And Sissy Spacek

Wow – Martin Sheen puts on his jacket in exactly the same way as he does on the West Wing. I’ve heard it’s because he can’t bend his arms enough to put it on the usual way.

Urk. Spacek’s character is 15 years old. Sheen’s is 25.

As punishment for Spacek deceiving him about seeing Sheen, her father shoots her dog. God this is grim.

Pretty soon, Sheen is at their house, shooting the father. This upsets Spacek less than I would have expected. But as just established, her father is terrible anyway.

He records a suicide note on a 45rpm record.

The pair leave town to hide away in the wilderness. He builds weird traps.

Sometimes it feels like Martin Sheen is playing his future son Charlie.

Spacek plays with the 1970s version of Oculus Rift.

“Kit was the most trigger happy person I’d ever met.” No shit! He’s killed almost everyone he’s come across so far. This is like Natural Born Killers but far less annoying.

There’s a little bit of tape noise here.

What an odd film. It fails for me because I can’t truly enjoy a film about vile characters, but I can see why it’s regarded well.

BBC Genome: BBC Two – 22nd June 1986 – 22:10

After this, there’s International Showjumping. It was nice to see a few familiar names there, including Harvey Smith, Paul Shockemohle and particularly Ireland’s Eddie Macken. I have vivid memories of Holidays in Ireland, and my Granny watching the showjumping and particularly liking Eddie Macken.

BBC Genome: BBC Two – 22nd June 1986 – 23:40

After this, there’s a quick look at programmes for Monday.

Then BBC2 closes down and the tape ends.