BBC Two (19/11/2001 - 18/2/2007)
November 2001 saw the first major relaunch of the BBC2 Identity for over 10 years. Out were the multiple themed idents, in favour of computer animations of a 2 against a slightly garish but more consistently applied yellow background. Added to that was now a purple box, and a set of signature notes to identify the channel. Despite the changes, some things did remain, namely the same stylised 2 as the previous look, just with a variety of new twists applied to it including an attempt to make it into more of a robotic character... sometimes!
BBC Two (Fish - First Look) - 2001
BBC Two (Bounce) - 2001
BBC Two (Domino) - 2001
BBC Two (Missing Logo) - 2001
The fourth of the new idents(there were 4 in total in the original set). This time the BBC Two logo is missing, so the character has to turn around a card with it on. This is the shorter version, as all the new idents have a long and short version. This ident was later put to good use with the launches of both BBC Four and BBC Three, which were both simulcast on BBC Two.
BBC Two (Dirty Mark) - 2002
BBC Two (Invisible Walls) - 2002
BBC Two (Drip) - 2002
BBC Two (Bounce V2) - 2002
BBC Two (Fish V2) - 2002
Another 2nd version of an original ident. The designers obviously decided that the original Fish version didnt look right, as the 2 character was backwards for most of the ident (see first new look pic). Hence, a few months later, they flipped it round, and it would appear the original was withdrawn.
BBC Two (Remote Control) - 2002
BBC Two (Circus) - 2002
BBC Two (The Big Read) - 2003
BBC Two (Drum) - 2004
Complete with special Channel of the Year branding for 2003 here, in this ident the 2 bounces around in time to a Reggae Drum. First introduced as part of a special season on the channel, this was subsequently kept in regular rotation. Concerns over the 2 appearing backwards that had led to the re-editing of 'Fish' had clearly been dropped again by this point.
BBC Two (40 Years) - 2004
BBC Two (Sticker) - 2004
In this yellow ident, the 2 character attempts to stick the purple BBC Two box on the screen... only for it to become attached to him instead.
BBC Two (Paintbrush) - 2004
First introduced in late 2002 and shown here in 2004, the considerably less famous 'Paint' ident for BBC Two. Here the 2 character paints a numeral on the screen using a pot of purple paint, before turning it into a face.
BBC Two (Menu) - 2003
A short run-down menu of evening shows on BBC Two, using clips from the 'Circus' ident to break between different programmes.
BBC Two (Menu) - 2004
A slightly different menu from 2004 on BBC Two, this time cross-promoting things on multiple channels, without using an ECP.