Yes, I've seen the DS thread too. I'm sure I recall seeing the Beeb still switching off the burst in the mid 80s and beyond
Absolutely. It was happening well beyond 1982.
I've had many a conversation with BBC personnel over the years - engineers, pres staff etc. Just like most of the rest of us, they are there doing a job. Lots of things occupying their minds day-to-day, and various technical/operational functions to perform. And as the weeks and months pass, most of what was done day-to-day becomes a bit of a haze. If you asked me specifics about what projects I worked on 25 years ago, I'd probably struggle to go into much detail.
1/6. “BBC1 it’s got a lot of things on”. In 1993, the Beeb’s Christmas stars (inc Forsyth, Daniels and Edmonds) had plenty to sing about. The master tape of the recording session was recently discovered so here it is (over some dodgy video). https://t.co/09JvKb5gAQ
A brilliant post from Reg Sanders, the internal memo for the BBC 1991 idents. It seems some of the idents have different names officially than what they’ve been known as online (e.g. ‘Copper’ and ‘Cut Out’)
For all fans of the @bbc2 90s idents,here is the ‘official BBC internal memo’ on the arrival of the new symbols! & a list of suggested use. It was all very TOP SECRET at the time. Imagine the excitement when this memo arrived on the announcers desks! Anyone know the on air date? pic.twitter.com/T1jVvhIOSN
This passage right here confirms my suspicions about the "Stereo" tag being introduced at the end of August 1991, even though the BBC had been airing various Stereo-produced programmes since the 1986 Proms.
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On a side note, note how it specifically mentions about folks adjusting to the new channel identities and enforcing the BBC name within continuity announcements and the corporate logo in the idents, which was certainly true by 1993, as Alan Yentob became controller of BBC One and Michael Jackson for BBC Two.
As someone else mentioned in another thread, and as clarified in the Ravensbourne University Archive description of the corporate identity sting produced in late 1989, (which subsequently became the ident for BBC Video two years later), the competition from other channels suddenly made the BBC take corporate branding into much greater consideration.