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Whataday9,608 posts since 13 Sep 2001
HTV Wales Wales Today
A what-you-see-is-what-you-get kind of mock.

I guess this is more an exploration of what I might have preferred to follow the balloons. Rather than dropping the globe altogether, returning to a more traditional CGI affair.

I liked the hot air balloon but was always more a fan of the 1991 BBC 1 ident. The balloons were epic and extravagant, something they probably couldn't get away with today. The 1991 ident was equally as epic, but in an understated way, simply fading up in between programmes. It commanded authority.


I've added a familiar tune to this as I couldn't find something more appropriate - but I like the idea of an ident which forms up to music being used alongside a silent, spinning globe that could be faded up.

Logo on screen throughout promo:

Endboard of promo

Nightly lineup
Brekkie30,731 posts since 4 Jan 2003 Recently warned
HTV Wales Wales Today
Well the rule book has well and truly been thrown out now.

The ident itself does what you intended and is nice enough and better than what is on screen now, but the 1997 style logo just ruins it IMO - would be better with the 2006 version probably.

Also don't think it would have worked as a replacement for the balloon but do think they should have retained the globe to use in place of the clock for introducing news bulletins.
Shouldn't that have been posted in the "John Logie Baird has Invented Television" thread?
Mike W4,823 posts since 30 Apr 2006
London London
I'd suggest using the actual BBC logo.

Weird opinion, but I appreciate him actually putting in the effort to try to recreate it himself.

The issue is it's hard to recreate as it's actually an inverted weight of Adobe Gill Sans that Lambie-Nairn used, not standard Gill Sans.
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