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HTV Best123 posts since 4 Dec 2005
HTV West Points West
Ponder on this as an idea... (theory is too strong a word)

The first of the Oneness ident was shot at Clevedon Pier. There have been no piers in idents since so maybe, just maybe, the pier in the Christmas idents is a nod to the past and a new set of idents will start in January. The new dawn rises in the east after all and where is Cromer?... See! No flies on me.

It's all there if you read between the lines šŸ˜‰
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Spencer For Hire5,624 posts since 13 Jan 2003
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Ponder on this as an idea... (theory is too strong a word)

The first of the Oneness ident was shot at Clevedon Pier. There have been no piers in idents since so maybe, just maybe, the pier in the Christmas idents is a nod to the past and a new set of idents will start in January. The new dawn rises in the east after all and where is Cromer?... See! No flies on me.

It's all there if you read between the lines šŸ˜‰


Did you write the clues on 3-2-1? Wink
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Hatton Cross2,984 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Central (West) Midlands Today
Ponder on this as an idea... (theory is too strong a word)

The first of the Oneness ident was shot at Clevedon Pier. There have been no piers in idents since so maybe, just maybe, the pier in the Christmas idents is a nod to the past and a new set of idents will start in January. The new dawn rises in the east after all and where is Cromer?... See! No flies on me.

It's all there if you read between the lines šŸ˜‰

Very 3-2-1.

"Well, the clue stated a pier.. Well a pier is a construction that usually goes into the sea, or its something you look at, or to peer. For that to make it clearer you need glasses, so could it be a set of decanter and glasses. But the clues said there are no piers, so it's not that.

We also said 'nod' if you reverse nod you get Don, the Don is the Head of the mafia, do it could be a holiday to Italy.

But the clue ended 'Where is Cromer - see there's no flies on me.

So where, or more importantly what is Cromer, well its a seaside town, but its also half of the word chrome. Chrome is used to make aircraft, which would tie in with' flies', but we said 'no' which rules out aircraft, but also made out of chrome are household objects, and flies are found around waste recepticles, and yes.. You've just rejected Dusty Bin!!
My user name might look like Hatton Cross, but it's pronounced Throatwobbler Mangrove.
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Si-Co1,880 posts since 2 Oct 2003
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
When did the practice of launching Christmas idents in early December begin? Not just on the BBC but on UK channels in general?

My recollection as a child was of normal idents and presentation throughout December, and the Christmas idents or IVC backdrop (on ITV) launching on the morning of Christmas Eve, or sometimes a day or two beforehand.
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JKDerry1,007 posts since 15 Oct 2016 Recently warned
UTV Newsline
When did the practice of launching Christmas idents in early December begin? Not just on the BBC but on UK channels in general?

My recollection as a child was of normal idents and presentation throughout December, and the Christmas idents or IVC backdrop (on ITV) launching on the morning of Christmas Eve, or sometimes a day or two beforehand.

2015 was the first year BBC One launched their Christmas idents on December 1st. That was the earliest for any UK channel, and ITV followed suit from 2016 onwards in starting their Christmas presentation from the start of December.
JKDerry1,007 posts since 15 Oct 2016 Recently warned
UTV Newsline
In the 70s, 80s and 90s, Christmas idents on BBC One was usually just for three days, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. I remember Boxing Night 1991, where the announcer said they were packing away the Christmas idents for another year, and that was just before closedown in 1991.
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Steve in Pudsey9,472 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
At the risk of sounding like a broken record ( I seem to point this out every year) - the BBC were restricted back in the day in that their Christmas idents were physical models that were set up in Pres B. Tying that studio up for a few days over Christmas was ok, but using it for any longer would have caused problems.
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