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Treasure-trove of clips

NJ
Neil Jones Founding member Central (West) Midlands Today


That was more of an experiment as they had the screen space, as that credit style was only ever used on EastEnders and was designed for BBC One's (admittedly half-arsed) ECP design, as no other programmes used it, not even the omnibus, so it was a bit strange really.

BBC Three didn't have an ECP of its own, though it did use the later "corporate" one, which was later spoofed in a Screenwipe segment:
BC
Blake Connolly Founding member London London
Even some of the very familiar stuff on there is interesting because of all the information included in the text. For example, I must've seen this one so many times but until now never noticed that the candles show how long it took to animate:

https://www.ravensbourne.ac.uk/bbc-motion-graphics-archive/christmas-2-ident-1993
SP
Steve in Pudsey Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
This is superb. (Ravensbourne are up the road from me, they're great.)

Had never seen this in full before (and it turns out hardly anyone had until 2003):
https://www.ravensbourne.ac.uk/bbc-motion-graphics-archive/bbc2-launch-night-set-and-ident-animation-1964

The description on that one is slightly off, that isn't the studio at Alexandra Palace, it's Pres B
This is incredible.
What appears to be an early unused version of the L&K theme, with very different ending

https://www.ravensbourne.ac.uk/bbc-motion-graphics-archive/live-kicking-1995



Suspect that was the 'thin' mix of the theme, and we had the full blown orchestra and whistles and bells for the proper version.
But the end sounds too much like the end of the round sting from The Weakest Link, so easy to see why that was dropped for the upbeat ending arrangment.


Could that have been the demo version of the theme supplied to the graphic designers to sync the animation to before the full mix was ready?
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IS
Inspector Sands
Fairly interesting how BBC Three was originally going to launch on 03/03/03 at 3:03am... Who would stay up that late, god knows. Suppose they couldn't have done 3:03pm because CBBC already took that transponder space at that time, but who knows really, it could've been completely different

There's no practical reason why they couldn't have launched at 03:03:03, BBC Three used to have programmes on past 3am most nights as BBC Four still does.

If you watch(ed) overnight you'd have seen that the BBC Three/Four caption stays in air until the kids channels started at 5:30am

It's just a bit of a silly idea though
SP
Steve in Pudsey Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)


Now that's a hell of a thing. That it has the wording as "BBC Children's" that was used briefly when the service launched before changing to "Children's BBC" suggests it's a pre-launch design that was dropped rather than a replacement for the BBC Micro version.

Did they get this designed then realise that they didn't have the budget for VT/Telecine to play it out, so they went for the BBC Micro version (clearly based on the same design) instead?
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NJ
Neil Jones Founding member Central (West) Midlands Today
Fairly interesting how BBC Three was originally going to launch on 03/03/03 at 3:03am... Who would stay up that late, god knows. Suppose they couldn't have done 3:03pm because CBBC already took that transponder space at that time, but who knows really, it could've been completely different

There's no practical reason why they couldn't have launched at 03:03:03, BBC Three used to have programmes on past 3am most nights as BBC Four still does.

If you watch(ed) overnight you'd have seen that the BBC Three/Four caption stays in air until the kids channels started at 5:30am

It's just a bit of a silly idea though


I think there was a time where BBC Three just kept going and was still on air after 5am (with programmes, not the holding slide), long after BBC Four had gone to bed (so to speak). I'll have to go back through Genome/programmes and double check when that was the case.
MC
mccanmat London London
My god, there's so much on there it's hard to know where to start.

Is this an unused CBBC ident from 1987? https://www.ravensbourne.ac.uk/bbc-motion-graphics-archive/bbc-childrens-ident-1987


Oooh that wavy childrens word reminds me of citv from 1989!!!
AL
AaronLancs Granada North West Today
Thanks for this.

https://www.ravensbourne.ac.uk/bbc-motion-graphics-archive/bbc-news-24-trail-1999

Back in the days when life was so simple.
AARON
A random bunch of thoughts molded into person
JA
Jamesypoo Anglia (East) Look East
There are some dates a bit awry. I swear this trail launched in 2006 when the Ten started simulcasting on News 24, not 2003.

https://www.ravensbourne.ac.uk/bbc-motion-graphics-archive/bbc-news-24-clock-sting-2003
JA
JAS84 Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
There's also an Andy Pandy title sequence labelled as 1950. But it's in colour, so it's actually the 1970 version.
PE
Pete Founding member North Reporting Scotland
Firecracker is labelled 1993 despite being the 16:9 1997 logo version
ELM 2011: I am sick of been persicuted by you immature TV Forumers!
BU
buster London London
There’s also a kids programme (I forget which) which when you click on it is actually the 999 titles, though mistakes are bound to creep into a collection that size.

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