Although I've not updated this thread, I have been continuing with monthly updates to the site and in particular to the
, at last animated idents from Granada, including the peculiar, whimsical black and white one where the arrow comes up the screen and prods the "N" in the middle of the station name and makes it bounce. (Yes, really!)
(And also in March, I made the
responsive, at long last.)
's update, I added the Daytime on Two animated ident, which is just like the standard, electronically-generated twin-striped BBC 2 symbol from 1979, but with a new background. It was first shown in 1983 before schools programmes, after they had made the move from BBC 1.
And yesterday, for the
update, I added five more clocks converted from Flash. (Two from ABC, one each from Border and STV.) Plus, for the first time, the Open University electronically-generated clock.
And now all the electronic clocks do the 'right thing': the minute hand moves every 15 seconds, as before, but now the hour hand only moves when the second hand is on the 12 and the minute is a multiple of 3. I'm not sure why they did this, but after a long time looking at YouTube clips, it seems they all did in the 70s and 80s. (Who knew?!)
There is a long clip of the Open University electronic clock on YouTube that shows the hour hand movement nicely...
Last edited by a wiseman on 2 May 2018 9:09pm