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Charlie Wells3,542 posts since 26 Nov 2003 Moderator
Anglia (West) Look East (West sub-opt)
Hands up how many TV Forumers are sitting through Bryan Adams before switching off, just to see what ident is used into the next programme?!

So I take it I wasn't the only one who left the TV on for a little bit longer after watching Bryan Adams. Did like the collective "Happy New Year" during the announcement.
"Listen, we've all got something to bring to this conversation, but from now on what I think you should bring is silence." - Rimmer
Inspector Sands10,449 posts since 25 Aug 2004

No ident yet after midnight. They really should've advertised that Bryan Adams thing and the fireworks as a single programme - they blended into each other seamlessly.

They've done that the last few years. Having the fireworks as a separate programme is done so that those who don't like the singer won't be put off turning in at midnight, and of course they're easier to record.

The other reason is probably so they appear in the ratings by themselves. The other year they were the highest rated programme of that year.... Just the 15 mins of fireworks
Jay Lee378 posts since 7 Apr 2015
London
Curiously mixed feelings about normal service resuming ident-wise on BBC One this morning. On the one hand, it's odd we don't get a New Year package this year. On the other, it's nice to see normality resuming after the monotony of the Sprout Boy idents.

Come October, the BBC One idents will be a decade old! Time flies. This is assuming there are no new idents this year. I'm not holding my breath.

Happy New Year!
HarryB (previously HarryBNF) 1,996 posts since 1 Nov 2013
They do that at this time of year as nobody knows what day and/or date it is, when they start to show just the day it shouldn't overlap the bulbs.

So if nobody knows what day or date it is - why would they add a day and date?! Wouldn't it be much easier for the views to understand 'tomorrow'; like I said? Laughing
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davidhorman1,557 posts since 8 Mar 2005
Channel Channel Islands
The trailer for Iron Man 3 shown after Wreck-it Ralph had "© 2015 Marvel" stamped on the bottom left corner of the first shot, something I've never seen on a BBC One film trailer before.

Not sure why it says 2015, either, since it came out in 2013 and is being shown in 2016...
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