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Andrew Wood3,491 posts since 30 Mar 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
Just when you think the idents couldn't get worse. An absolute embarrassment.


I can't share your opinion. It was just a playful departure from the norm, and I'm glad NW and NI done it.


I very much agree with Darren.

Brekkie, did you have the same sentiment in 2014 ( https://theident.gallery/player.php?id=BBC1-2014-ID-CAPES-DOCTORWHO-1 ) and 2013 ( https://theident.gallery/player.php?id=BBC1-2013-ID-DOCTORWHO-1 + others)?
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MMcG198579 posts since 14 Dec 2014
UTV Newsline
Just when you think the idents couldn't get worse. An absolute embarrassment.


An embarrassment? How so?

The "idents" themselves are certainly an embarrassment and are beyond talking about at this stage. However, Duncan's link (and NI's take on it) - in my opinion - was nicely executed. There's always a danger that announcers go overboard and try too hard to be funny/creative. And for the most part - I'm thinking of some of the clowns on the Channel 4 and UKTV channels - it falls flat and is just utterly cringeworthy.

Duncan got this spot on IMO. And the brief glimpse of the 'BBC2 COLOUR' testcard was a nice nod to the anniversary of colour.

Very difficult to please everyone. But, I appreciated it.
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Brekkie29,829 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
Just when you think the idents couldn't get worse. An absolute embarrassment.


I can't share your opinion. It was just a playful departure from the norm, and I'm glad NW and NI done it.


I very much agree with Darren.

Brekkie, did you have the same sentiment in 2014 ( https://theident.gallery/player.php?id=BBC1-2014-ID-CAPES-DOCTORWHO-1 ) and 2013 ( https://theident.gallery/player.php?id=BBC1-2013-ID-DOCTORWHO-1 + others)?

They were done so much better. This was just poorly done IMO.
Shouldn't that have been posted in the "John Logie Baird has Invented Television" thread?
dbl8,977 posts since 11 Jun 2004
London London

There's always a danger that announcers go overboard and try too hard to be funny/creative. And for the most part - I'm thinking of some of the clowns on the Channel 4 and UKTV channels - it falls flat and is just utterly cringeworthy.

Ouch. I'm going to have to disagree there. Channel 4 has personality. But I didn't think the Doctor Who link was that bad, it's just a little bit of fun.

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For the benefit of those who have doubts as to whether the early ones have been shelved, Sea Swimmers (ver.2) was used on Network at 11am, leading into The Sunday Politics.
Wicko1,529 posts since 3 Dec 2003
Meridian (South) South Today
For the benefit of those who have doubts as to whether the early ones have been shelved, Sea Swimmers (ver.2) was used on Network at 11am, leading into The Sunday Politics.


Yikes! The man boobs have been taken back out of their box!
If we only get one life, why does it take several attempts to get it right?
MMcG198579 posts since 14 Dec 2014
UTV Newsline
For the benefit of those who have doubts as to whether the early ones have been shelved, Sea Swimmers (ver.2) was used on Network at 11am, leading into The Sunday Politics.


'Sea Swimmers' has also put in the odd appearance on BBC One NI over the last few weeks. I've also spotted 'Exercise Class' on one occasion on BBC One NI recently.

I can't believe I'm even bothering to comment on screenings of this tripe.