This is something I wish BBC One could have done more with the 2006 idents. Unfortunately they often couldn't so we ended up with the bad edits with inferior soundtracks instead.
BBC1 idents which were almost as long as the Channel 4 ones, boasted equally impressive production values. It was such a shame they were re-edited 2-3 yeas after debuting and the soundtracks were also not as dramatic. I'm not sure why they did this, at the time, it was thought it was a way to get the "BBC One" logo on screen more quickly. However, they were still far better than what we've seen since.
I believe that was the main reason, that the announcers were talking over most of the form-up and the logo would sometimes not be on screen very long before going into the programme. However the edits weren't great either as the logo now formed-up before the circular overhead shot appeared - really messy and cheapened those idents IMO.
You could say that about all of Central's idents - the announcer would talk over the form-up every time and the music. They wouldn't wait until the music and animation had finished. Apart from the very early initial globe idents and the final 1997 idents after the handover from GMTV to the regional stations, a quick 2.5 second ident then after the animation, a quick "Good Morning from Central where it's the start of the week, means another clean sheet, for Bob Mills and friends." or similar. Despite this, talking over their idents never cheapened the ident and still remain some of the best idents we've seen.
Getting back on subject though, this is a Channel 4 discussion thread...