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Justin398 posts since 9 Oct 2014
BBC World News
I'm now having a thought about what the BBC One 1997 ident would look like if they went with the logo from the Radio Times.

It would look like the normal ident but with the logo in the bottom left corner of the screen.

Always felt when the box logos were introduced on screen that is exactly all they needed to do for BBC1 - retain the balloon idents but with the red box bottom left.

There was a page on the old TV & Radio Bits site that explored this idea. As you implied though, quite unlikely given that the person who wanted the balloons axed may have been the same person who wanted the box logos introduced!


Martin Lambie-Nairn makes his preference clear on his personal website.

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Spencer (previously Spencer For Hire) 5,939 posts since 13 Jan 2003
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Always felt when the box logos were introduced on screen that is exactly all they needed to do for BBC1 - retain the balloon idents but with the red box bottom left.

There was a page on the old TV & Radio Bits site that explored this idea. As you implied though, quite unlikely given that the person who wanted the balloons axed may have been the same person who wanted the box logos introduced!


Martin Lambie-Nairn makes his preference clear on his personal website.

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http://ml-n.com/work/bbc/


Nice spot - although I’m guessing it’s more likely he just wanted a boxed logo on all four images for consistency given the page is about unifying the BBC’s brands. And he’s probably more proud of the balloon than the dancers (well, you would be, wouldn’t you?).
Andrew Wood3,694 posts since 30 Mar 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today

Totally agree. It was clear that the 1997 rebrand on TV was designed to look good no matter what aspect ratio you were watching in, with not just the logos, but also all text such as on programme menus, trailer endboards, etc. all centred.

I never liked the centred menus - as each individual line was centred. If they'd taken the longest line, centred it, and then left-aligned the remaining lines to it, I feel they would have looked a lot better.
Capybara114 posts since 24 Jul 2018
Granada North West Today
Not entirely happy with that capybara being called a Nazi.


What?


Just spotted it.
There's a picture of a Capybara in the BBC Two section of the posted image and if you read the entry for the programme (at 5:50pm) I think our Capybara poster has made a poorly executed attempt at humour...

Point taken on board, I'll give the attempts at humour a miss for a while.
Aspiring continuity announcer.
Neil Jones5,565 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
Point taken on board, I'll give the attempts at humour a miss for a while.


As you've already said elsewhere on here you're 13 years old, perhaps at 10:54am on a Monday morning (which sounds like a school morning break sort of time) a more productive use of your time could be, I dunno, homework or something? They do say your school days are the best days of your life, considering everything that comes after is a necessary evil.
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