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Brekkie29,995 posts since 4 Jan 2003 Recently warned
HTV Wales Wales Today
The one advantage of Oneness is it pretty much gives them free reign to do what they like as I'm sure it won't be in the Oneness style.

However I'd happily have a month of six Santa's staring gormlessly at the screen if it meant in the New Year we saw BBC1 get the facelift it deserves and it's presentation match the quality of what we now have on BBC2.
Shouldn't that have been posted in the "John Logie Baird has Invented Television" thread?
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mr_vivian714 posts since 11 Oct 2015
UTV Newsline
... and in fairness to BBC One the Christmas idents are always different every year.


Not quite always. The kids dressed as snowflakes from the Rhythm and Movement era were reused, as was the giant snowball from the Circles if I remember rightly.


True, although they haven't re-used a Christmas ident since 2007.


Well I'll re-phrase and say since 2007... and that's a really long time! 11 years!
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Spencer For Hire5,617 posts since 13 Jan 2003
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)

Not quite always. The kids dressed as snowflakes from the Rhythm and Movement era were reused, as was the giant snowball from the Circles if I remember rightly.


True, although they haven't re-used a Christmas ident since 2007.


Well I'll re-phrase and say since 2007... and that's a really long time! 11 years!


Feels like hardly any time to me. But then I am in my 40s. Sad
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chris4,127 posts since 6 Jul 2005
Granada North West Today
... and in fairness to BBC One the Christmas idents are always different every year.


Not quite always. The kids dressed as snowflakes from the Rhythm and Movement era were reused, as was the giant snowball from the Circles if I remember rightly.


True, although they haven't re-used a Christmas ident since 2007.


And even then the snowball was used alongside the new penguins ident. The only time a Christmas ident was reused on its own was 2003.

Some from the last few years have failed to hit the mark: 2011 dancing celebrities, 2012 curtain, 2013 wrapping paper, 2015 sprout boy.

I also wasn’t a huge fan of 2017. Trying to create a “John Lewis effect” just doesn’t have the same impact anymore because everyone does it. And the idents themselves were just poorly looped clips from the advert.
Spencer For Hire5,617 posts since 13 Jan 2003
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
We already know new stuff has been creates from the xmas thread.


Nothing formally confirmed on that thread from what I can see, just speculation.

That said, I agree with you- BBC One will almost certainly have made something new for Christmas.


I think considering last year's was very distinctive and the promo was seen as something of an 'event', it'd be like John Lewis re-running a previous Christmas advert if they used it again.

The kiddy snowflakes and the giant snowball which were repeated, were an extension of the channel's existing branding, so to an extent, they got away with it. If last year's idents were Oneness themed 'Ice-skaters, Solihull' or 'Panto actors, Saffron Walden' looking gormlessly at a wobbly camera, they could probably wheel them out again, rather like ITV do with theirs.
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Argybargy312 posts since 7 Nov 2012
Granada North West Today
We already know new stuff has been creates from the xmas thread.


Nothing formally confirmed on that thread from what I can see, just speculation.

That said, I agree with you- BBC One will almost certainly have made something new for Christmas.


I think considering last year's was very distinctive and the promo was seen as something of an 'event', it'd be like John Lewis re-running a previous Christmas advert if they used it again.

The kiddy snowflakes and the giant snowball which were repeated, were an extension of the channel's existing branding, so to an extent, they got away with it. If last year's idents were Oneness themed 'Ice-skaters, Solihull' or 'Panto actors, Saffron Walden' looking gormlessly at a wobbly camera , they could probably wheel them out again, rather like ITV do with theirs.


BIB- we were all expecting something along those lines last Christmas and were pleasantly surprised when we got The Supporting Act ones instead. I've a horrible feeling that this year's efforts may be more in keeping with the normal ones. I really do hope I get proved wrong!