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Robert Williams698 posts since 25 Jan 2003
London London
I mentioned this in the BBC News thread, but it's more appropriate here - as there doesn't seem to be much online any more about the early years of UKTV, I have done a page summarising the idents used between 1997 and 2004, when the presentation, in my mind, was a lot more interesting than it is today. Nowadays to me UKTV feels more like a random assortment of channels than a coherent network, especially after the removal of the unifying prefix from the channel names in 2008-09.

https://www.desandmick.co.uk/television/idents/uktv/
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Isonstine2,531 posts since 28 Mar 2001
London London
There are a few different promos where they talk about different things and I'm pretty sure Danny talks in at least one of them.


There is indeed. He tells the story of being called Dwayne/Duane in both Red Dwarf and Death in Paradise. Irritatingly they seem to choose one and they keep replaying it in every junction. If I hear Pam Ferris tell the story of how she knows the Latin names of flowers...
VMPhil9,703 posts since 31 Mar 2005
Granada North West Today
I mentioned this in the BBC News thread, but it's more appropriate here - as there doesn't seem to be much online any more about the early years of UKTV, I have done a page summarising the idents used between 1997 and 2004, when the presentation, in my mind, was a lot more interesting than it is today. Nowadays to me UKTV feels more like a random assortment of channels than a coherent network, especially after the removal of the unifying prefix from the channel names in 2008-09.

https://www.desandmick.co.uk/television/idents/uktv/

Boy, those original UKTV idents were gorgeous. Such a shame we never saw them in widescreen as intended.


Also I didn't realise the BBC had complete editorial control over the UKTV channels. That really does explain why they were identical presentation wise to the BBC channels, they even used programme slides!
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