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FanOfTV99475 posts since 6 Nov 2017
Granada North West Today
On the 2nd of December 1953, the first ever british ident was released. The ident was called Batwings and was made for the BBC. The ident lasted 7 years and paved the way for more TV idents.

One of my favourite ident was the ITV1 2002 idents. I like it becuase of the music and the set where they shot it does look quite nice.

What I want to know is, what is your all time favourite TV Ident.

Christmas and Special idents are allowed in this.
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You'll Never Walk Alone
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VMPhil10,398 posts since 31 Mar 2005
Granada North West Today

Beautiful. Lambie-Nairn were firing on all cylinders in this period.

Am I right or wrong in saying that ident was reserved for serious news events only (such as September 11th) - I think I might have read that on here. Similar to BBC One and ‘Ballet’ in the 2002 set, and later ‘Moon’ in the 2006 set.
Neil Jones6,470 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
The Carlton ident I posted was primarily designed I think for serious occasions, and it came in very useful in the days after 9/11 as it was pretty much the primary ident in those days.

They did have another ident that was almost always (in Central land anyway) used into the local news:
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fanoftv8,389 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Central (West) Midlands Today
I still think this is beautiful, and holds up well today considering it's 30 years old.


I’m unsure if I’ve seen that before but what a lovely Ident with a fantastic musical score. I love how instead of the announcer dipping the audio there is a build up to the more muted score that they could talk over. It’s simple yet so effective. I wonder if any channel would return to one beautifully crafted Ident again.