Thought this would be relevant to quote, today being 18 years since the channel launches:
Thought I'd repost this bit of CBBC Morning Continuity from New Year's Day 2002:
This is over two months before the launches of CBeebies and the CBBC Channel, which Adrian directly mentions CBeebies, but doesn't mention the CBBC Channel by name, instead hinting at it: "There'll be
I'm aware as the weeks drew closer, the CBBC bugs kept popping up in the studio, in their own promos and even in the outgoing CBBC idents and programmes, such as this CBBC bug and the backgrounds appearing for a few seconds on the giant TV screen as Adrian's introducing Rugrats:
The CBeebies bugs also appeared during the pre-school morning slots and were eventually added to the CBBC on Choice idents, for example, the very last CBBC on Choice links:
Anybody got footage of any more pre-launch references? The transition period between the old CBBC, the split between CBeebies and the launch of the digital channels fascinates me.