Perhaps it's my age but I still love the 93-99 theme music and look and I would have loved to have seen that develop over the years rather than the David Lowe stuff.
The David Lowe stuff is very good - don't get me wrong. For me, the 10-second countdown, ident, and theme tune for the standard bulletins from 99-02 (I think) was the best iteration of the David Lowe era - indeed, being the sad TV Forum freak that I am, the theme tune for these bulletins are my ring tone on my phone.
The worst iteration of it was the News 24 bulletin theme tune between 99 and 03 (the one with the elephant-sounding descending trumpet noise at the start of the tune).
And am I alone in thinking that the countdown is not as good as everything else thinks it is?
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