Like Big Hits 1987, they've kept the end graphics on the performances they've collated for the 1988 compilation.
With the new titles/graphics introduced in January 1989, this is the last year they'll be seen.
Still the hard zooms to cut off the captions at the start though! I wonder how they'll cope from 1990 onwards with big graphics that fly all over the screen?
End captions do return from 1997... sort of. For around the year or so before the 1998 revamp the song captions appear at the end rather than the begginning of most performances, and from the 98 revamp they appear at the beginning and end. The artist name captions in a variety of styles and animations do indeed vanish for good at the end of 88 though!
One thing about the Big Hits compilations is it seems to vary whether they've been made in 16:9 HD (albeit obviously with only the titles & captions being HD, and the performances being pillarboxed and upscaled), or 4:3 SD, the last couple have been made (or at least broadcast) the latter way, but several of the others have done in HD.
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