Interesting. I don't suppose anyone else catches the Dad's Army repeats on BBC Two from time to time? The end credits on some episodes look to me like they've been digitally recreated, but they're very authentic, using the right font.
But… they use a 'BBC tv' logo in this style.
Wouldn't it have used the more rounded version of the boxes and said BBC Colour?
I'm not sure if the Dad's Army credits were ever remade, but up until 1972 the standard format was
in the style of that globe, without the word 'COLOUR', and without the copyright notice. In 1972 it switches to
with rounded boxes and the copyright date with 'BBC' in plain text. (There may be a crossover period with
but without the copyright date).
This reminds me of another oddity - the 1982 series of Sorry! with Ronnie Corbett strangely reverted to the 1976/77 format, complete with the word 'COLOUR' some four years after it was dropped, in this style:
(c) BBC MCMLXXXII
Much like those episodes of Maid Marian and Playdays that ended up using a style that had been dropped a few years earlier, it's hard to understand how this happened, especially since the first series of Sorry! in 1981 used the correct style.
Last edited by Robert Williams on 9 August 2017 1:06pm