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kernow1,171 posts since 18 Jan 2006
It's such a shame that the 2012 Christmas idents were only able to be used once, as they were a great set of idents, and far superior to what they've been using since 2013.

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DE88681 posts since 8 Jan 2017
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Well, at least BBC2 will have some new Christmas idents this year for the first time since 2011... Smile Wink
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Whataday9,711 posts since 13 Sep 2001
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It's such a shame that the 2012 Christmas idents were only able to be used once, as they were a great set of idents, and far superior to what they've been using since 2013.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4MsQdzaZmA


The current ITV logo would sit nicely at the end of that ident.

The Dancing On Ice ad is my favourite - although they've shot themselves in the foot slightly by disabling comments on YouTube, which will hinder its chances of going viral due to upsetting the algorithms. I don't quite know why ITV insist on doing that, even on clips which invite viewer debates.

Also, I was going to say it could have done without the generic promo end, to match the fact that it's more than your average promo and then I saw they've actually done a special ending for other formats:



Brekkie30,799 posts since 4 Jan 2003
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That just makes you smile. I said last year they should have used the promo as the basis for their idents over Christmas and it would work this year, though a bit more blatant to promote a "second" series rather than a return of an old winter favourite.
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fanoftv8,015 posts since 4 Jan 2003
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I totally agree Brekkie, they have a loveable pair of characters in the trailer with such life like design that could add loveable winter charm to idents, break bumpers, endboards & ecps too; I’m assuming that we’ll have the same Christmas idents again, but I would love to be pleasantly surprised. Well done to all involved in creating a wonderful trailer.
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tomo359969 posts since 18 Oct 2009
Border (England)
I would love to see the theme of the promo continued with christmas idents, they could introduce a couple of new characters as well and it could become something that evolves slightly each year. Would be a great way to have a change from the standard idents for a few weeks but still have some sort of continuity as people will associate it with ITV and DOI together.
Critique3,132 posts since 9 Aug 2009
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It's such a shame that the 2012 Christmas idents were only able to be used once, as they were a great set of idents, and far superior to what they've been using since 2013.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4MsQdzaZmA


On the contrary, I really wasn't a fan of the Christmas idents in 2012 and much prefer the festive themed idents they've had since 2013, even if they aren't anything out of the ordinary. Thought these used an odd logo placement and looked a little cheap - note at the end of the ident above the motion slows down suddenly (as if they hadn't animated enough to fit the 30 seconds. I seem to also remember an ident that year (think they used it before the news) where the animation would suddenly start to play in reverse because again they didn't seem to have got long enough idents for what then needed!
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tightrope781,080 posts since 29 Dec 2005 Recently warned
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Not sure if this is the best place to put this (as there is no current Emmerdale thread).

Happy birthday to Shelia Mercier who played matriarch Annie Sugden on Emmerdale. Today is her 100th birthday!



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NicB1971243 posts since 25 Oct 2015
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Great to hear that she is still with us but sad that the series has gone to the dogs like Coronation Street due to too many episodes being made. That last picture as Annie Sugden makes her look like Catherine Tate's gran (with sincere apologies to Mrs Mercier) Embarassed
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Brekkie30,799 posts since 4 Jan 2003
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Gone to the dogs is a bit harsh. Emmerdale has probably been the strongest soap over the last couple of years and I believe now overtaken EastEnders in the ratings.
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That's an impressive innings and great to hear she's still with us. Especially when you consider how few of the original EastEnders cast are still alive.

Emmerdale isn't as strong as it was in the 90s when it was truly must-see TV, but certainly the last 25 years of its life it's been fairly strong. Remember, it started out as a daytime serial, and it took a good 5 years after the axing of Crossroads before it really took over the position of ITV's second soap. Carlton wanted to drop it in London in 1993 and it's credit to YTV that they fought for it. I still maintain the plane crash has never been bettered by any soap - even Corrie's team crash didn't come close.

I do agree though if you watch those 90s episodes now, they're better for churning out just 2, later 3 episodes a week. They used to do a much touted "Emmerdale week" two or three times a year for really BIG storylines (ISTR Kim Tate's return from the dead to cause Frank's death was an hour long ep on a Friday, displacing Corrie!) That made much more of an "event" for the big moments whereas Kim's return last year almost kind of got lost.