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mdtauk5,896 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London
I know it's going against the trend here, but I like the new music. It is different to the (News) style music that preceded it, but it fits the more intimate idea of being close to politics - matches the music used on the small in-between programmes - and harkens back a bit to the past of the channel.

As for the look, I am not so keen. The idea is sound, party colours being represented among the gears and cogs. Just adding colour to the previous spinning device, wouldn't work, but the cogs turn quite slowly, and there is little dynamic movement with them.

The logo... It could be aligned better, but is not bad in of itself. It should appear in a more dynamic way, and should be less subtle.

And of course the on-screen graphics should be updated - not just the logo, but the whole style of it. I guess it is just a sign that it was done in a non co-ordinated way.
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mdtauk5,896 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London
Did the lower thirds animate previously in the same way as the BBC News ones? I'd thought they were static but they all *whooshed* on for PMQs.


They upgraded BBC Parliament to Viz earlier in the year if I remember rightly, before that they were using Aston. Hence they can now do the BBC News graphic wipes which they couldn't before.

Maybe someone from BBC News will offer them some updated templates to make use of the metallic grey textures, and some multi-coloured replacements for the Red.
VMPhil7,036 posts since 31 Mar 2005
Granada North West Today
There's a trailer currently running for the BBC Parliament programme 'Conversations'. It uses a stacked version of the Gill Sans logo, centred in the middle of the screen. So, is that new logo used on the idents a mistake or something?


MetalGearRex835 posts since 11 May 2016
London London
There's a trailer currently running for the BBC Parliament programme 'Conversations'. It uses a stacked version of the Gill Sans logo, centred in the middle of the screen. So, is that new logo used on the idents a mistake or something?



Just braindead inconsistency - they're still using the old BBC Parliament logo on iPlayer, promos and on TV guides such as Sky and YouView even though it's introduced a 'new look'.

Why even call it a new look if you've barely done bugger all about the lower third graphics and the logo?
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