PICTURED: BBC Films logo.

BBC Logo Watch

Updated: 2nd January 2020. Hard though it may be to believe, but the BBC sometimes struggles to get its own logo right. Since it was introduced in October 1997, there have been countless on-air examples

PICTURED: BBC One Northern Ireland ident.

A familiar voice returns to BBC NI TV continuity

Kathy Clugston has returned home to Northern Ireland and is once again introducing the programmes on BBC One Northern Ireland. She made her return to the local airwaves earlier this afternoon.

PICTURED: Ben Rich presenting a BBC Weather bulletin.

Which BBC weather forecast do I trust?

Just caught the Weather for the Week Ahead at 1.25am on BBC One. Weather for Northern Ireland looking OK tomorrow. A few minutes later, BBC One joined the BBC News Channel – and did that

PICTURED: Ceefax In-Vision page (1980). An early version of what would later become the front page for the in-vision service.

Teletext recoveries

A quick word about some of the latest teletext recovery work by Jason Robertson and Terrence Burridge.

PICTURED: Channel 4 ETP-1 test card.

Channel 4 pre-1993 oddities

For its first 10 years, Channel 4 was not a commercial broadcaster in the real sense. It was owned by the IBA and paid for by the ITV companies. They could help recoup the cost

PICTURED: East Anglian Air Ambulance logo.

What does East Anglian Air Ambulance and RTÉ have in common?

Stumbled upon this earlier, completely at random. Who would’ve thought that the East Anglian Air Ambulance and RTÉ could possibly have anything in common? The 1969 – 1986 RTÉ corporate logo design (shown below right)

PICTURED: BBC Two ident - Silly.

BBC Two announcer sounding a little different

In an unusual departure for network BBC TV announcers, David Vickery this morning tried out a rather different style of delivery – adjusting to suit the genre – for the programme intros during BBC Two’s

PICTURED: BBC News Channel technical glitch results in presenter changeover being seen on-air. Presenter: Ben Bland.

Presenter changeover aired in error on BBC News Channel

A technical glitch on the BBC News Channel overnight resulted in a presenter changeover going out on air. Ben Bland was moving into position in preparation for the 5am News Briefing programme when the studio’s

PICTURED: a portion of the collapsed Emley Moor Mast (1969).

Look North remembers 1969 Emley Moor mast collapse

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the collapse of the Emley Moor transmitter in Yorkshire. Tonight’s edition of @BBCLookNorth looks back at the events of 19th March 1969.

PICTURED: BBC Four logo.

New Idents from BBC Four this week

BBC Four has been teasing a batch of new idents that are set to be revealed this week. In a tweet posted earlier today, a video – promising to be “incredibly satisfying” – includes images

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