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FanOfTV99 Granada North West Today
On the 2nd of December 1953, the first ever british ident was released. The ident was called Batwings and was made for the BBC. The ident lasted 7 years and paved the way for more TV idents.

One of my favourite ident was the ITV1 2002 idents. I like it becuase of the music and the set where they shot it does look quite nice.



What I want to know is, what is your all time favourite TV Ident.

Christmas and Special idents are allowed in this.
Stay Safe.

You'll Never Walk Alone
VM
VMPhil Granada North West Today
https://www.tvwhirl.co.uk/presentation/itv/regional/tyne-tees/tttv-idents/?clip=4206

OK, seriously…

John and Lou Scannon gave kudos
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what West Country (East) Points West
Carlton World’s sadly shortlived idents were beautiful.
NJ
Neil Jones Founding member Central (West) Midlands Today
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VMPhil Granada North West Today
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvoUbAH66es

Beautiful. Lambie-Nairn were firing on all cylinders in this period.


Am I right or wrong in saying that ident was reserved for serious news events only (such as September 11th) - I think I might have read that on here. Similar to BBC One and ‘Ballet’ in the 2002 set, and later ‘Moon’ in the 2006 set.
NJ
Neil Jones Founding member Central (West) Midlands Today
The Carlton ident I posted was primarily designed I think for serious occasions, and it came in very useful in the days after 9/11 as it was pretty much the primary ident in those days.

They did have another ident that was almost always (in Central land anyway) used into the local news:
PE
peterrocket Founding member
And of course the pre-cursor to those Carlton idents were UK Arena from 1997 - even the music is practically the same.



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all new Phil Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
I don’t think anything comes close to Sky Premier - fantastically epic and over the top.

WH
Whataday Founding member Wales Wales Today
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0NApwjR0mY


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvoUbAH66es


An interesting fact I think I've mentioned before is that the heart used in both these idents is the same fibreglass model (it's not CGI).
Lou Scannon and fanoftv gave kudos
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Whataday Founding member Wales Wales Today
I still think this is beautiful, and holds up well today considering it's 30 years old.

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fanoftv Central (West) Midlands Today
I still think this is beautiful, and holds up well today considering it's 30 years old.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfOEx_3Hm8k


I’m unsure if I’ve seen that before but what a lovely Ident with a fantastic musical score. I love how instead of the announcer dipping the audio there is a build up to the more muted score that they could talk over. It’s simple yet so effective. I wonder if any channel would return to one beautifully crafted Ident again.
JO
johnnyboy Founding member Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
I don’t think anything comes close to Sky Premier - fantastically epic and over the top.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1bs89c0zTA


Spot on the money, all new Phil.

Possibly the best ident ever - the music which accompanied it also worked really well.
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