IMO the best titles were the flying fish fingers for the Nine O'Clock News and the 84-93 Six O'Clock News. I also liked the One O'Clock News from this era as well. It was good when the bulletins had distinctive titles but I doubt we'd go back to that now.
I think the current music for BBC News is immediately identifiable and is here to stay for a very long time to come.
I wonder if we will see any changes when the network bulletins and news channel move in to NBH in March?
Yep, if you can look back to 1999 or some other eras, where each BBC News service were given a distinctive theme tune, it was great. The current theme is easily identifiable but for the next few years, when there will be another relaunch, I think it's time for a change but the beeps can stay.
Really like the orchestral news themes of the 80s and 90s, especially the 93-99 Six O'Clock News theme, very suitable for a news programme. Love the Newsnight theme much, especially the 97 and 99 versions.
Who can forget the BBC World flags themes? They were perfect and most of all, authoritative. I liked the first David Lowe theme for World too.
EDIT: Dateline London still has its theme unchanged and yet, it's from the flags era.
Last edited by LeeWN on 3 February 2013 1:42am