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Yep. It was May Day 99. Cartman Gets An Anal Probe , a Documentary and Terrance & Phillip in Not Without My Anus were all shown. Famously an April Fool gag on its US premiere as they were going to show Cartman's Mom is Still a Dirty Slut .
A former member
It seems there was on channel missing: CHANNEL... Embarassed

So can anyone fill the gaps?

1962: B&W Hexagons
1976: Colour Hexagons: https://youtu.be/wvfEiTUwl-s?t=6

1982: Blue Stripes, https://youtu.be/EfB4Kys5lCU?t=234

????? Black stripes

1989: Computer version month or year?

1994 Colorful computer version

1998 WHEN?

1999: Local version of the heart?

2002: Local version of the 2002 ITV1 idents?

2003 to coinside with the ITV1 rebrand

2004 Local Idents from???

2006 16h Januaray: 10 idents

2007 set: ???

2011 SET: on 16 November 2011.

2013 on 14 January 2013 new ITV look

Pics from Ident central.
Last edited by A former member on 31 August 2018 8:35pm
A former member
We have been able to get channel sorted

* 1962 - 1981: Hexagons with colour from July 1976
* 1982 - 1989: Black Stripes, ( blue version is for startups)
* 1989 - 1992 : Computer version
* 1993 jan - 1998: Next computer version.
* 1998 - 1999: Name going around ( does anyone know a month? )
* 1999 - 2004: Hybrid version of the Heart
* 2004 - 2006: local scenery
* 2006 - 2013
# 16th January: 10 idents
#2007 set: ???
#2011 SET: on 16 November 2011.

So the only points is when did the 1989 and 1998 looks come in?
A former member
Did people know Border also had another ident from the early 90s? which also reused another ITV promo package at the time?
A former member
That is one of them, but there is another. I do not have a clip to hand as of yet.
A former member
Wait a sec, you mean there a few others???
A former member
Love to see them even if its camera pic 😊
Si-Co2,342 posts since 2 Oct 2003
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
Regarding Border, do we know why the chopsticks logo didn’t feature on the 1999-2002 ident? It looked so odd compared to the other GMG idents of that design.

Also relating to this era, do we have a date for when ITV introduced generic “hearts” end credits? I believe these were updated a couple of times (with the prodcap being full-screen at one point and half-screen at another).

The first episode of The Bill to feature this style of credits was Tues 20th March 2001 (the previous Friday’s episode did not). Were they perhaps introduced on 19th March, or was the roll out staggered? ISTR that Crossroads Mk II, which began on 5th March, had these end credits from the outset.
Si-Co2,342 posts since 2 Oct 2003
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
That Border ident isn't GMG. They were taken over by Granada later, and they reinstated the logo when they introduced the purple endcaps, but like Tyne Tees, never updated the idents. So my guess is that Border's management had decided just to use the wordmark.

Isn’t that ident basically the same one most of the GMG regions used though? That’s what I meant. I think they were took over in 2000 but playout was partly done by Leeds before this. The ident just looks odd and incomplete compared to the others. I assume even local endcaps didn’t have a logo then.