The hideous and obvious extended audio edit fudge towards the end of the titles grated with me.
Trying to emulate the excellent BBC LDN was always going to end in tears mind.
Wasn't BBC LDN actually pronounced as 'BBC London', which they eventually renamed it to anyway? Even the web address on those titles is 'bbc.co.uk/london'.
Both the tv and radio station were pronounced BBC London during the LDN era.
The whole 'LDN' business has to be the daftest branding decision made by the BBC this century. It all goes back to 2000 when BBC launched the first two elements of its tri-media project for London - the launch of a local website and the relaunching of GLR, both under the 'London Live' brand. The regional news was also to have been titled London Live, but just 18 months later, they decided it would be really trendy to brand it all instead as 'BBC LDN'. However 'LDN' was always
the logo - the radio station was now called 'BBC London' (I think the 94.9 bit followed a bit later) and the regional news launched under the title 'BBC London News'. Those were the names that were printed in Radio Times, never 'LDN'.
(BBC London News also thought it would be really trendy to have the presenter standing up and have no real set to speak of, but that's another story).
Then after four years, having confused everyone into thinking the news programme and radio station were both called 'LDN' when they weren't, they finally changed the logo to something more sensible, i.e. 'BBC LONDON'. Unfortunately at the same time they launched new opening titles that were far inferior.
Since then the whole tri-media project has broken down somewhat - the website now falls under the bigger 'BBC News' brand, and earlier this month the radio station sensibly reverted to its original title of BBC Radio London. Which just leaves the television news, where the branding still doesn't reflect the full name of the programme - so I wonder if next time they change the titles, they will finally add the word 'NEWS' to the logo?