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Station Idents and Interval Signals


Trumpet Voluntary

Above: Used for many years on the BBC World Service (formerly the General Overseas Service) before news bulletins Lilliburlero is a traditional Irish tune.

Above right: The European Service signature tune, the Trumpet Voluntary. Attributed to Purcell on the label, but now generally thought to be by Jeremiah Clarke.

Right: The Call Sign for the Pacific, Eastern, Colonial and North American Services. The original recording dates from 1948.
Call Sign

1940 Interval Signal

1941 Interval Signal

Bow Bells Interval Signal

Above and right: An assortment of interval signals. Before the days when any hole in the schedule could be filled with a trail for a later programme these interval signals were used to fill the gaps.

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