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BBC Two Christmas 2018

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Argybargy Granada North West Today
Sounds interesting, I've not seen it yet. I presume this one wasn't quite ready for broadcast last weekend?
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fanoftv Central (West) Midlands Today
I like the idea of spreading them out if there are more.

When did it air?
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Asa Admin Meridian (South East) South East Today
There is a third xmas ident.. With a cats tail.



Courtesy again of Darren Page's excellent Vimeo channel - always worth keeping an eye on! Always seems to the Nations far more keen to get new ones on air.
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fanoftv Central (West) Midlands Today
Very nice. Have Wales launched it prematurely? Lovely and unmistakenlt Christmassy, where as the others have a winter vibe.
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VMPhil Granada North West Today
I’m glad we’re getting more Christmas idents. Whilst I love the two that were introduced initially, it must be very limiting (aurora ident mainly for news programming, magic tree ident for everything else) especially considering the range of the standard set.
BeanosOnToast and DE88 gave kudos
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mr_vivian UTV Newsline
Fantastic.

The new idents are growing on me as they evolve. There is so much you can do with a curve.
Jeffmister, Alex Plain-Later and DE88 gave kudos
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Jonny Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
It's great to see the spirit and personality of the 90s '2' unleashed in new ways a restrictive numeral form could never pleasingly achieve.

Simple, clever, charming, Christmassy.
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dbl London London
The Curve concept is just proving that sometimes less is more.
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Asa Admin Meridian (South East) South East Today
Virgin Media have added BBC TWO NI HD and moved it to 102 to replace SD and I've just seen the junctions and both Christmas idents. So beautiful and they are actually of the same tone as old 90s BBC 2 but with a much more updated feel.

They've done it across the UK too so it's nice to have Two HD on 102 now. This caption is currently running on the old 162:


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Seems a bit of a software oversight that recordings can only be seen for another 12 months, just because the channel position was changed.

13 days later

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Lynetwork Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
Any word on an official name for the Cats Tail ident?
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ethanh05 Wales Wales Today
Any word on an official name for the Cats Tail ident?

How about Cat's Tail?

10 days later

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Argybargy Granada North West Today
And so we've reached the last day of these festive idents. Sad in a way, but at least we know we're going back to the excellent non-Christmas ones tomorrow morning. And, of course, we know full well that Glamorous, Magical and Cat's Tail will all be back next December.

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