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Andrew12,166 posts since 27 Mar 2001
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
The full version had a shorter version though, where the music didn't match up. The middle bit which included the acorn on a webpage that looked like a window from a web browser using Windows 3.1 were cut out

Original version
1:10 here


Cut version


These clips also show how the menus changed from leaves to falling acorns and generally looked more modern in the 15 years between the clips, but only the shorter ident remained.
Last edited by Andrew on 17 November 2015 8:14pm
benriggers723 posts since 19 Sep 2005
Meridian (South) Oxford
There were usually only two elements to the overnight Learning Zone on BBC Two, typically the acorn ident (which had a full version and a trimmed version (the growing leaves only). The other element was the menus, typically shown over a background of falling acorns which IIRC could be different colours on different days (I presume there was a reason for this but I never found out what it was).


Because of different zones each night e.g. OU = blue background, Schools = red background, Languages = green background. Can't remember Work Skills one though.
"They don't want your name, just your number"
Maaixuew
Education stuff is still on BBC Four mostly. Its seems like a more national channel these days.


What a great post. Bravo! I hope you're proud of yourself for that lovely contribution.
Interceptor635 posts since 20 Oct 2014
So, do we know for sure whether or not it has been binned off? Could it be that it'll only run during exam times? Seems odd that BBC's viewer relations would advise to keep checking listings? (Not that I know anybody who actually used it for revision.)
Neil Jones3,875 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
So, do we know for sure whether or not it has been binned off? Could it be that it'll only run during exam times? Seems odd that BBC's viewer relations would advise to keep checking listings? (Not that I know anybody who actually used it for revision.)


Must admit when I was first introduced to the Learning Zone in the 1990s by a friend you could write off to the BBC for a pamphlet/flyer that would list what was on and when. That was back in the day when they were running Open University programmes and a nice mixture of other things and it filled up the entire night from 12:30am onwards.