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BBC Two Christmas 2018

Ident preview shown during trail (December 2018)

Rex London London
Will 2018 be the first year in ages that BBC Two will have better Christmas idents than BBC One?

I saw this coming for some time now. Between the new ident package for Two and how they blew the budget for last year’s Christmas idents it’s not hard to see why
cylon6 London London
Well I like that snowy tree Christmas ident.
Andrew Founding member Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Slightly off topic, but who on Earth was that announcer on BBC Two.
Brekkie Wales Wales Today
Only a very brief airing on BBC2 Wales but it is very nice indeed and fits in well with the current style of BBC2 idents.

Here is the network version from TV Home:
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BeebyBoy West Country (East) Points West
Slightly off topic, but who on Earth was that announcer on BBC Two.

Someone obviously dragged in off the street - like so many of them these days. Quality of voice seemingly of no relevance for an announcing job anymore Sad
tesandco Founding member Granada North West Today
The BBC Two Wales version of the first Christmas ident at 8.30. They seemed to give a lot less acknowledgement to it than network did.

Think the upcoming 9pm junction is the first one where all 4 nations are back in alignment schedule-wise, so will be interesting to see if they all use the same one or not.

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Brekkie Wales Wales Today
BBC2 Wales gave it much more breathing space at 9pm, whilst network had the Northern Lights ident:

Both used the ident that matched the previous trailer.
Turns out nobody had 2020 vision.
A former member
Scotland had the northern lights and used both trailers.
VMPhil Granada North West Today
I love the Northern Lights ident. Why do they insist on using the iPlayer logo on trails though? It completely messes up the smooth transition. (And to a lesser extent ‘Subtitles’)
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Argybargy Granada North West Today
Love the Northern Lights ident. Beautiful imagery and a lovely soundtrack to go with it.

Reminds me of BBC One's Christmas ident in 1999- minus the balloon of course!
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fanoftv Central (West) Midlands Today
I totally agree Phil about the iPlayer sting, can it not appear then animate back to the 'TWO' when the programme information text disappears?

I love both logos with gorgeous soundtracks, the chimes in the Northern lights ident add a little subtle detail.

Going back to the transitions before the trailers they've used a short bumper, but have used a different one to the style of the trailer, I know that it's picky, but with only the two idents it could be easily set to have the same bumper, trailer graphics and ident in the junction.
Andrew Wood Founding member Central (West) Midlands Today
It'll be a little sad that after such a plethora of new idents if playout is restricted to just two for December. I wonder if there will be any more in the mix?

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