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'Born Digital' idents. (March 2019)

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A former member
Looks like the missing ident is still coming....




Another new ident is coming



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John Anglia (West) Look East (West sub-opt)
Why not use the budget on a new series of Time Shift? - I presume this is axed?
KE
kernow
John posted:
Why not use the budget on a new series of Time Shift? - I presume this is axed?

It would appear so, as the last new episodes were shown in 2017.


Based on the information on the programme website, it also looks like the last 2 episodes of Series 17 from 2017 were never broadcast.
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A former member
The last ident finally come out last night https://tvhome.co.uk/bbc-four/2019/04/07/0025 Along with the new drama ident.
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tesandco Founding member Granada North West Today
I spotted they've continued using the paint on speaker ident several times too lately. Although given how fairly generic and completely unreferencing to the web the batch of 'satisfying' idents were, it's not a huge surprise they've seen continued use well past the original Born Digital season.

With the way budgets are these days, I suspect this is the closest BBC Four will ever get to a rebrand now - by officially latching things onto a season of something instead (does it then count on a spreadsheet somewhere as general promotion rather than rebranding spend perhaps? Razz) and then just 'keeping' them afterwards.
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kernow
Happy Birthday OU, which was shown last night, was credited as a "BBC ENGLAND" production.

I've seen BBC English Regions on numerous occasions, but don't think I've seen BBC England before.

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RD
RDJ Central (West) Midlands Today
It doesn’t warrant a new thread so i’ll plonk it here.

Did anyone catch Planespotting Live tonight? A live special for the next three nights, has real vibes of “*insert here*-watch” programmes where they'd cut away to show live landings and take offs at their base at East Midlands Airport.

And hosted by the very unlikely duo of Peter Snow and Andi Peters.

It’s the kind of mad programming you would have expected to see as Summer filler on BBC1 in the 80’s/early 90’s.
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Markymark Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
RDJ posted:
It doesn’t warrant a new thread so i’ll plonk it here.

Did anyone catch Planespotting Live tonight? A live special for the next three nights, has real vibes of “*insert here*-watch” programmes where they'd cut away to show live landings and take offs at their base at East Midlands Airport.

And hosted by the very unlikely duo of Peter Snow and Andi Peters.

It’s the kind of mad programming you would have expected to see as Summer filler on BBC1 in the 80’s/early 90’s.


Just watched tonight's programme, I like it!
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Rich Tea Anglia (West) Look East
Peter Snow and Andi Peters has got to go down as one of the oddest presentation combo's of the entire year on TV.

I'm afraid the moment I saw Peters on this I switched off.

The concept of the programme was reasonable however, but the execution less so. Trainspotting Live next?

I do worry that the wonderful BBC4 is starting to lose its respected and distinct identity recently.

It reminded me of this BBC1 Railwatch from February 1989 with Mike Smith who later made some criticisms of this show;

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London Lite Founding member London London

The concept of the programme was reasonable however, but the execution less so. Trainspotting Live next?


They already did that! Peter Snow with Hannah Fry who seemed to be on the channel constantly a couple of years ago.
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Markymark Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
Peter Snow and Andi Peters has got to go down as one of the oddest presentation combo's of the entire year on TV.

I'm afraid the moment I saw Peters on this I switched off.

The concept of the programme was reasonable however, but the execution less so.


I didn't mind Peters, I think he and the rest of the team are clearly so enthused about the subject matter, that that kind of overrides everything else!

Showing Test Card F in that slot would have probably got slightly more viewers, but that said Mrs Markymark looked up from her phone and was quietly interested too, (I still have a pile of Moonlanding progs to watch, which will have to wait until she's out having her hair done)

Edit: 7:15. I'm on a train now, and the bloke in front of me is watching last night's prog on his phone!
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Inspector Sands

It reminded me of this BBC1 Railwatch from February 1989 with Mike Smith who later made some criticisms of this show;

The BBC seemed to go through a phase of doing '... watch' programmes around that time: as well as Railwatch, there was Hospital Watch, and I'm sure Airport Watch.

Probably one of the reasons that Ghostwatch was so convincing to some, it was the most recent in a line of similar programmes

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