To be fair to Channel 5, they do seem to have reversed some of changes they made to the highlights shows recently, such as the flashbacks in black and white to previous episodes and how often the name tags appear on screen, and the musical montage for the beginning of each day.
I do still miss the days of a two second 'Tonight' tease instead of the overly long introduction, X Factor-style, but times have changed unfortunately.
Is it me or is the voice over man's accent more over the top this time around?
It's been over the top since about 2005. He'd have been the first to go when the show switched to C5 if it was down to me - I just physically can't watch the highlights anymore thanks to his narration, and it's even worse on C5 as it's leading and biased - rather than simply "X and Y are in the bedroom" it's "X and Y are bitching about Z".
Whilst this thread is active - if anyone's interested in Big Brother title sequences, I found these recently.
First, the Big Brother 5 titles in widescreen, unlike originally broadcast as the show was 4:3 until 2006. It also has the Big Brother name at the end, presumably it was only at the last minute they decided the logo was so well known they didn't need to show the name on screen anymore:
And on this page, the Big Brother 7-11 titles in HD, including series 6 which, again, was originally shown in 4:3 as the last series before the widescreen upgrade. (And obviously none of them were originally broadcast in HD).
Thanks. Talking of which although revamping the eye was long overdue and a few years in the C5 version is really working now and looks brilliant this year, they've never quite got the on-screen graphics right. The clock and live caption this year really go against the "futuristic" theme and don't really pass the "would they look good on TV?" test.
In my opinion the titles have really improved since last years civillian series when 5 ditched Hello Charlie for SHOP. Hello Charlie became lazy in their design of the titles by just shoving the housemate's faces with a some graphics over the top.