Right then, I'll be blunt this is probably the best mock I've ever made or ever will make. Inspired by mdta's past recreations, and lots of recent talk in the nostalgia news threads about BBC News circa 1999 I found myself looking at the titles of the era and, given I had some time on my hands (don't we all) I thought I'd have a go.
In the past I've started something like this before, but never really got past the looking like a bad flash animation stage. However, as I've gotten a bit older since my last effort I’d say my After Effects skills have improved.
Thus, I've gone, quite literally, frame by frame over the originals from wherever I can source them to try and match them as best as humanly possible.
I've also intentionally made them 4k and taken artistic liberties to add extra details that perhaps weren't in the original but if made today in the same style no doubt would be to add texture and interest.
The stills don't quite to it justice here, right click and "view image" to see the full-size render.
Want to see how I do some of those placenames, and the animation and masking have a look at this free project file to have a go at yourselves.