Seeing this ident made me nostalgic to see some from the past. The interesting thing is that when a new logo gets revealed it's like BBC1 has a bland ident and then a year later put more thought and creativity into them. For example the '1' was introduced in 1991 but it wasn't until the following year that they got creative with it. Likewise when the balloon was introduced it didn't feature in the Christmas idents until it's third year!!
I do hope we get daytime and nightime versions but I can only remember a few times when that happened. 1984 with the snowmen, the following year, 1985, with the robins, 1988 with the partidge in the pear tree and 1993 with Santa flying over a bunch of polar bars and the '1'.
One thing I did like and hasn't been done again is the Christmas ident from 1994 where the '1' is a present all wrapped up, then on Christmas Day it's unwrapped by a couple of snowmen and then on Boxing Day the '1' is there with all the wrapping paper removed. One of my all time favourite Christmas idents.