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Oneness on lockdown - new idents for BBC One

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SP
Spencer
Jonny posted:
Individually film isolated people hard at work on something artsy/craftsy, although it's initially unclear what they're working on.

Then reveal a 21st Century take on a traditional BBC1 Christmas symbol model, created by a diverse range of people across the UK, working on individual elements that all come together to form a cohesive whole.


Nice idea, but probably too similar to the ITV Creates concept.
JE
Jenny Founding member
The current Choir Singers ident is perhaps the most annoying ident in the history of TV, and that includes normal Oneness idents!


Particularly the irritatingly smug woman on the right who looks like the irritatingly smug woman who used to be in The Beautiful South, but probably isn't, which means there's TWO of them, and even if we beat coronavirus and global warming, we'll still have to live with horror of that knowledge for the rest of our lives.
BR
Brekkie
Hopefully circumstances will force a bit of creativity. Maybe not as idents but I wouldn't be surprised to see something involving BBC stars alongside them just to create a bit of reassurance for those that need it from familiar faces.
JO
Josh
Choir Singers is the ident equivalent of The One Show theme tune. Even that is slightly tolerable than "Doodoodoo DOOdoodoo dooDOOdoo".
JF
JetixFann450
Can't be as worse as...

BA
Ballyboy
What about socially distanced idents

E.G, socially distanced footie fans, Hertford or socially distanced dog walkers, Keswick?
LY
Lynetwork
There's definitely the possibility of animated idents for Christmas. To actually film something in person will require more effort to make sure it's COVID secure, whereas animating it is a lot more straight-forward as employees can often just do the work from home and send the work over. I think that would be a realistic best case scenario and I'd prefer it to just having Christmas versions of the lockdown idents with Zoom footage.

Either that or Dominic Cummings' Driving Home for Christmas will be the 2020 Christmas theme and one of the idents will be shaky cam footage while passing Barnard Castle Laughing
SC
scottishtv Founding member
They'll just swap the one of tea being made (which BBC Scotland seems to love), for mugs of mulled wine. Minimum effort.
CM
cmthwtv
I hope they keep the current idents at Christmas just for the reaction here Very Happy
Argybargy and Spencer gave kudos
PA
paul_hadley
I thought Christmas was cancelled? 😂
SC
Si-Co
I would actually love to see animated idents - something reminiscent of those used in the COW era. Getting a bit sick of the need to include people and live action in every ident.
UN
Universal_r
Jenny posted:
The current Choir Singers ident is perhaps the most annoying ident in the history of TV, and that includes normal Oneness idents!


Particularly the irritatingly smug woman on the right who looks like the irritatingly smug woman who used to be in The Beautiful South, but probably isn't, which means there's TWO of them, and even if we beat coronavirus and global warming, we'll still have to live with horror of that knowledge for the rest of our lives.

She doesn’t even look like she’s singing in it!

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