BBC Two (2007-2014)

The yellow personality 2s were replaced on February 18th 2007 with a new set of idents designed to provide a 'Window on The World', by looking at various scenes through a cut-out 2 shape. Although it started off promisingly, faith seemed to be quickly lost in the package, with idents disappearing, changes to soundtracks, the BBC logo, and some garish graphic experiments outside of the idents themselves.

BBC Two 2007 - Promo

Some coverage from the first day of the new look. At 10am on Sunday February 18th 2007 the new look hits the air. Starting first with the new style promotions, looking almost like a cross between the 1991-2001 idents, and Channel 4's promo style of the time.


BBC Two 2007 - Cappucino

The first of the new idents to air. A cup of coffee is sprinkled, via a conveniently situated 2 shaped filter. Being the first airing, it was allowed to run extended too, in contrast to the almost non-existant launch of the 2001 look.


BBC Two 2007 - Seascape

Dramatic waves crash through a cutout of a 2 in wood. Proof that the old ideas are always the best perhaps?


BBC Two 2007 - Zoetrope

A modern scene, looked at through a... round... spinny thing, brought us into the noon junction.


BBC Two 2007 - Promo 2

Also from the noon junction, a different colour trailer style.


BBC Two 2007 - Chase

The police pursue a fugitive through the woods in the 1.25 junction. Seems more like a rejected concept for a Channel 5 CSI ident to me!


BBC Two 2007 - Mirror

A motorbike moving at high speed, as its 2-shaped mirror takes centre stage


BBC Two 2007 - Tent

Opening the door to a tent for the ident into the 4.35 junction.


BBC Two 2007 - Cappucino 2

Cappucino again, only this time with added sugar, for the 5.20 junction.


BBC Two 2007 - Menu

The new Menu style, shown in the 5.50 junction, alongside a repeat of the seascape ident.


BBC Two (Next - Summer of Great British Film) - 2007

Some tweaked graphics on the programme menu for BBC Two, to mark a special 'Summer of Great British Film' season on the channel in 2007.


BBC Two (Sting - Summer of Great British Film) - 2007

A special post-ident sting for BBC Two's 'Summer of Great British Film' season in 2007.


BBC Two HD Launch - 26/3/2013

The BBC launched BBC Two HD in March 2013, replacing the previously general BBC HD channel. After an upscaled ident and an airing of their 'What Next' trailer of the time, it's straight into their first HD show - an upscaled standard definition programme. The idents during this time also had a 'Channel of the Year' moniker added.


Acknowledgements

×

Transmission Date:

Original Channel:

Filmed:

P---