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1984 - January 1987

Idents/Clocks [1]

Unfortunately, we don't have much footage of RTÉ Two presentation from this period in our archive. If you have recordings of RTÉ Two continuity links/presentation from this period, or recollections of presentation from these years, we'd be delighted to hear from you. Please refer to the Contact Us page for details of how to get in touch with us.

Above: RTÉ Two ident [1] [1984 - late-1985]. The original film animation.

Above: RTÉ Two ident [2] [late-1985 - late-1986]. A computer-generated version of the ident aired from c. late-1985. Note how the colouring of the '2' differs from the original 1984 version.

Above: RTÉ Two clock [1] [1984 - late-1985]. Note the removal of the preview panel. Still using a mechanical timepiece though.

Above: RTÉ Two clock [2] [late-1985 - late-1986]. The first electronically-generated RTÉ TV clock. The gear used to generate this on-screen clock proved unreliable: it crashed on-air on at least one occasion, with all sorts of odd shapes being drawn across the screen. Images courtesy of YouTube user 3Castle.