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BBC Radio branding in need of a tidy-up

Last updated: 4th June 2020. Back in 1997, the BBC realised that it was responsible for hundreds of very different looking logos, ranging from broadcast channels to corporate services. As well as being very expensive, the other big negative is

BBC One Peter Crouch promo issues

Today saw the launch of the full-version promotion for one of BBC One’s highest profile shows in recent weeks: Peter Crouch: Save Our Summer. Hopefully the comedy in the show will be better than the trail suggests. Anyhow, on to

A lesson in how not to execute a BBC One/BBC News Channel handover

Since the launch of BBC News 24 in November 1997, BBC One has used a simulcast of the 24-hour news channel to fill the overnight hours. Prior to that, BBC One’s transmitter network was closed down during the night. Unlike

PICTURED: BBC One ident - Birdwatchers, Rainham Marshes - Version 2.

Time to ditch Oneness?

Updated: Tuesday 7th April 2020. With the BBC currently going to great lengths to relay, reinforce and implement the government’s directive around social distancing, it seems a little odd that BBC One’s current on-screen presentation continues to promote the idea

BBC News looking a little inconsistent in the nations

In mid-July, BBC regional news programmes in England got the BBC Reith treatment. As well as adopting the same on-screen graphics as national news programmes, a new format for opening titles was also rolled out. Although the new sequence provides

BBC Two idents: the unwanted pair

After many years in the branding wilderness, BBC Two’s Curve idents were a breath of fresh air when they arrived on our screens in September last year. During their first year, a number of idents seemed to have been sidelined

Why are viewers in England still seeing that red screen in 2019?

I know it’s a point that’s been raised many times by viewers and in various online forums – but, almost nine years since an HD version of BBC One was launched, the channel has yet to make any of its

Is programme slide and voiceover making a comeback?

The days of an announcer promoting a programme over a static slide are long gone. Or, are they? It might not be a static slide, but this promotion for BBC One Northern Ireland’s local offering, The Hospital, is not too

PICTURED: BBC One logo.

Is that morning or evening BBC One?

BBC One will doubtless be promoting Animal Park Summer Special regularly throughout the coming week – just as it did tonight just before 7pm. The BBC generally only runs promos for programmes that are transmitted between 7pm and 11pm. So,

PICTURED: presenter Jo Coburn introducing an edition of Politics Live on BBC Two.

Bizarre playout decision by BBC Two

At 11.30am today, BBC Two and the BBC News Channel were showing a special news programme, covering Boris Johnson’s first appearance at the despatch box as Prime Minister.