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james
On BBC One just then there was a fake Thames Television ident leading into the Celebrity Total Wipeout programme. It showed the London skyline, the bouncy red balls rising up and the official Thames Television ident theme. It was quite nice to hear the theme tune again on prime time telly and even the continuity announcer played along saying just before it showed 'This really is BBC One'. Laughing

I am wondering if there has been other ITV style idents shown recently on BBC One?
james
In TVF tradition; Any caps?


Unfortunately not. Sad

As it is part of the actual programme it should be on iPlayer later.
Last edited by james on 3 September 2011 9:53pm
Neil Jones6,479 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
On BBC One just then there was a fake Thames Television ident leading into the Celebrity Total Wipeout programme. It showed the London skyline, the bouncy red balls rising up and the official Thames Television ident theme. It was quite nice to hear the theme tune again on prime time telly and even the continuity announcer played along saying just before it showed 'This really is BBC One'. Laughing


The main continuity is missing (obviously) but the Thames mock is there.

It's not bad actually...
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b014hms1/Total_Wipeout_Series_5_Celebrity_Special/

Actually that entire opening segment most probably spoofs something else - I'm sure I've seen it somewhere before but I can't place it. Also, what is that music from?
Si-Co2,342 posts since 2 Oct 2003
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
On BBC One just then there was a fake Thames Television ident leading into the Celebrity Total Wipeout programme. It showed the London skyline, the bouncy red balls rising up and the official Thames Television ident theme. It was quite nice to hear the theme tune again on prime time telly and even the continuity announcer played along saying just before it showed 'This really is BBC One'. Laughing


The main continuity is missing (obviously) but the Thames mock is there.

It's not bad actually...
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b014hms1/Total_Wipeout_Series_5_Celebrity_Special/

Actually that entire opening segment most probably spoofs something else - I'm sure I've seen it somewhere before but I can't place it. Also, what is that music from?


Slightly reminiscent of the original Family Fortunes titles... but also something else as well that I can't bring to mind.
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Gary McEwan3,578 posts since 23 May 2011
STV Central Reporting Scotland
On BBC One just then there was a fake Thames Television ident leading into the Celebrity Total Wipeout programme. It showed the London skyline, the bouncy red balls rising up and the official Thames Television ident theme. It was quite nice to hear the theme tune again on prime time telly and even the continuity announcer played along saying just before it showed 'This really is BBC One'. Laughing


The main continuity is missing (obviously) but the Thames mock is there.

It's not bad actually...
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b014hms1/Total_Wipeout_Series_5_Celebrity_Special/

Actually that entire opening segment most probably spoofs something else - I'm sure I've seen it somewhere before but I can't place it. Also, what is that music from?


Blankety Blank maybe??
David
On BBC One just then there was a fake Thames Television ident leading into the Celebrity Total Wipeout programme. It showed the London skyline, the bouncy red balls rising up and the official Thames Television ident theme. It was quite nice to hear the theme tune again on prime time telly and even the continuity announcer played along saying just before it showed 'This really is BBC One'. Laughing


The main continuity is missing (obviously) but the Thames mock is there.

It's not bad actually...
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b014hms1/Total_Wipeout_Series_5_Celebrity_Special/

Actually that entire opening segment most probably spoofs something else - I'm sure I've seen it somewhere before but I can't place it. Also, what is that music from?


Blankety Blank maybe??


Yes. The script and style were just like this...

although I guess the brief was just to make it look like a general 80s game show rather than Blankety Blank specifically, otherwise they would have surely used the real theme tune or a piece of music that sounded like it.

Here is how the BBC One England CA introduced the programme...
[media:b78aca9061]http://up.metropol247.co.uk/davidlees/wipeout_blankety_blank.flv[/media:b78aca9061]