BBC Two 2021-Present

On October 20th 2021, the majority of the BBC's adult domestic channels underwent a refresh to bring in an updated BBC blocks logo, with placement designed to be consistent across channels to allow for a smoother flow. Having only seen a large refresh of their presentation a few years previous, huge changes weren't seen on BBC Two, with the existing curve idents all re-edited to include the new logo placements and some additional stings or blips added in.

BBC Two (Sting) - October 2021

Although usually attached to promos, channel stings or 'blips' sometimes would still air in isolation during breaks after the October 2021 refresh. Here the updated one for BBC Two.


BBC Two (Promo) - October 2021

An example of the updated promo style for BBC Two, similar to before just with the refreshed BBC logo positioning allowing for smoother animation between trailers.


BBC Two (Light Scan/Illuminating) - October 2021

BBC Two's idents were refreshed with the new logo from the beginning of programmes at 6.30am on October 20th. The same idents were in use, just with the updated logo positioning. Thankfully at this point the 'Channel of the Year' text that had been slapped on them for most of 2021 was also dropped. The first ident to air was 'Illuminating', complete with a very generic pre-recorded ident which had been the case for some weeks after a playout failure in London.


BBC Two NI (Light Scan/Illuminating) - October 2021

The refreshed version of the 'Illuminating' ident launched on network ahead of the nations, due to the shared continuity on early morning BBC Two, however it eventually made its way to all of them. Northern Ireland's version of the ident.


BBC Two Wales (Light Scan/Illuminating) - October 2021

BBC Two Wales' variation of the refreshed 'Illuminating' ident, used from October 2021.


BBC Two (Sparking Balls/Sparky) - October 2021

The second of the refreshed idents to appear on BBC Two was 'Sparky' in the 7.15 junction on October 20th.


BBC Two NI (Sparking Balls/Sparky) - October 2021

BBC Two Northern Ireland's version of the Sparky ident from October 2021.


BBC Two Wales (Sparking Balls/Sparky) - October 2021

The refreshed version of the Sparky ident as used on BBC Two Wales.


BBC Two (Sign Zone - Captivating) - October 2021

The next 'refreshed' ident to air on BBC Two on launch day on October 20th was a 'sign zone'. Whereas previously the text was overlaid, for the new look a style mimicking that of the end credit promotions was employed, squeezing the ident to the left of the screen, with the result being both BBC Two's curve and a BBC logo no longer in a location consistent with other main idents and promos on the channel. A definite first mis-step in an otherwise slick new look.


BBC Two (Paper Turn / Reflective) - October 2021

Another regular ident from BBC Two from the 9am junction on the first day of the October 20th refresh. This time using the serious ident Reflective into the daily news channel simulcast.


BBC Two NI (Paper/Reflective) - October 2021

BBC Two Northern Ireland's version of the 'Reflective' ident from 2021, usually used before more serious programming.


BBC Two Wales (Paper/Reflective) - October 2021

The 'Reflective' ident as it appeared on BBC Two Wales after October 2021.


BBC Two (White Lines / Authoritative 2) - October 2021

Another refreshed 'serious' ident from BBC Two, in the form of 'Authoritative 2'.


BBC Two NI (White Lines / Authoritative 2) - October 2021

The first of the nations to start airing their own refreshed versions of the BBC Two idents was BBC Two Northern Ireland, showing their copy of Authoritive 2 into the 11.15am junction on October 20th.


BBC Two Wales (White Lines / Authoritative 2) - October 2021

'Authoritative 2', as it appeared on BBC Two Wales after the logo refresh.


BBC Two (Coloured Paints / Absorbing) - October 2021

Another of the curve idents for BBC Two, namely 'Absorbing' sees the refreshed blocks treatment from October 2021. Aired here into the 1pm junction on October 20th.


BBC Two NI (Coloured Paints / Absorbing) - October 2021

The Northern Ireland version of the refreshed Absorbing ident, as first aired on BBC Two NI into the 1pm junction on October 20th.


BBC Two Wales (Coloured Paints / Absorbing) - October 2021

BBC Two Wales' version of the Absorbing ident, used here on the first day of the refreshed look.


BBC Two (Gripping) - October 2021

The refreshed version of the BBC Two Gripping ident in use from October 2021.


BBC Two NI (Gripping) - October 2021

BBC Two Northern Ireland's version of the Gripping ident, after the 2021 logo refresh.


BBC Two Wales (Gripping) - October 2021

The refreshed Welsh variant of the Gripping ident for BBC Two.


BBC Two (Coloured Threads/Sharp Irreverent) - October 2021

The coloured threads curve ident for BBC Two as it appeared after the 2021 refresh.


BBC Two NI (Coloured Threads/Sharp Irreverent) - October 2021

Northern Ireland's variant of the coloured threads ident, from after October 2021.


BBC Two Wales (Coloured Threads/Sharp Irreverent) - October 2021

BBC Two Wales's 2021 refreshed variant of the coloured threads ident (or 'Sharp Irreverent' if you prefer).


BBC Two (Gemstones/Wonder) - October 2021

The sparkling gemstones ident of Wonder for BBC Two, as it appeared after the 2021 refresh on network.


BBC Two NI (Gemstones/Wonder) - October 2021

BBC Two Northern Ireland's refreshed variant of the Wonder curve ident.


BBC Two Wales (Gemstones/Wonder) - October 2021

Wales' version of the BBC Two Wonder ident, as used in the nation from October 2021.


BBC Two NI (Googly Eyes/Silly) - October 2021

BBC Two Northern Ireland's version of the 'silly' ident.


BBC Two (Googly Eyes/Silly) - October 2021

The refreshed 'silly' ident for BBC Two, usually used before comedy programming.


BBC Two Wales (Googly Eyes/Silly) - October 2021

The 'silly' ident as seen on BBC Two Wales after the October 2021 refresh.


BBC Two (Intense/Rings) - October 2021

Zooming through the rings in the refreshed version of the 'Intense' ident, as used from October 2021.


BBC Two NI (Intense/Rings) - October 2021

BBC Two Northern Ireland's version of the refreshed 'Intense' ident.


BBC Two Wales (Intense/Rings) - October 2021

The 'Intense' ident as seen on BBC Two Wales from October 2021.


BBC Two (Origami/Captivating) - October 2021

The refreshed version of the BBC Two Captivating ident, as seen without the questionable Sign Zone overlay this time.


BBC Two NI (Origami/Captivating) - October 2021

The Captivating (or origami) ident, as seen on BBC Two Northern Ireland after the 2021 refresh.


BBC Two Wales (Origami/Captivating) - October 2021

The BBC Two Wales variation of the Captivating ident, complete with the October 2021 logo tweaks.


BBC Two (Caves/Escapist) - October 2021

Network's refreshed version of the 'Escapist' ident, complete with the new BBC blocks.


BBC Two NI (Caves/Escapist) - October 2021

The Escapist ident for BBC Two as it appeared in Northern Ireland from 2021.


BBC Two Wales (Caves/Escapist) - October 2021

The Welsh variant of the BBC Two Escapist ident, after the October 2021 refresh.


BBC Two (Balloons/Feel Good) - October 2021

The very first ident to launch the 'curve' look in 2018 as it appeared after the October 2021 refresh.


BBC Two NI (Balloons/Feel Good) - October 2021

BBC Two Northern Ireland's version of the 'Feel Good' curve ident.


BBC Two Wales (Balloons/Feel Good) - October 2021

BBC Two Wales' variant of the 'Feel Good' ident.


BBC Two (Red Lines/Revelatory) - October 2021

The network version of the BBC Two Revelatory ident, as it appeared after the 2021 refresh.


BBC Two NI (Red Lines/Revelatory) - October 2021

BBC Two Northern Ireland's 2021 version of the Revelatory ident.


BBC Two Wales (Red Lines/Revelatory) - October 2021

The Wales variation on the BBC Two Revelatory or 'Red Lines' ident.


BBC Two (Planet/Discovery) - October 2021

The planetary-themed ident 'Discovery' as it appeared on network from the 2021 refresh.


BBC Two NI (Planet/Discovery) - October 2021

The Northern Ireland variant of BBC Two's 'Discovery' ident, from October 2021.


BBC Two Wales (Planet/Discovery) - October 2021

BBC Two Wales' version of the refreshed 'Discovery' ident.


BBC Two (Petals/Inspiring) - October 2021

The last ident to be added to the BBC Two set prior to the refresh, as it appeared after the refresh.


BBC Two NI (Petals/Inspiring) - October 2021

BBC Two Northern Ireland's version of the 'inspiring' or flower petals ident.


BBC Two Wales (Petals/Inspiring) - October 2021

The 'inspiring' ident first introduced in Spring 2021, as it appeared after the October 2021 refresh.


BBC Two (Fluffy/Offbeat) - October 2021

The fluffy creature scampers again after the refresh in the updated version of the 'Offbeat' ident for Network.


BBC Two NI (Fluffy/Offbeat) - October 2021

The 'Offbeat' ident as it appeared on BBC Two Northern Ireland from October 2021 onwards.


BBC Two Wales (Fluffy/Offbeat) - October 2021

BBC Two Wales' refreshed version of the 'Offbeat' ident.


BBC Two (Ball/Maverick) - October 2021

BBC Two Network's refreshed version of the 'Maverick' ident, still featuring a ball and a lot of random shapes popping up.


BBC Two NI (Ball/Maverick) - October 2021

The Maverick ident, as it appeared on BBC Two Northern Ireland from October 2021.


BBC Two Wales (Ball/Maverick) - October 2021

BBC Two Wales' refreshed version of the Maverick ident.


BBC Two (Ball/Charged) - October 2021

The smokey 'Charged' ident as seen in England and Scotland for BBC Two.


BBC Two NI (Ball/Charged) - October 2021

BBC Two Northern Ireland's refreshed version of the 'Charged' ident from 2021.


BBC Two Wales (Ball/Charged) - October 2021

The refreshed 'Charged' ident as it appeared on BBC Two Wales from October 2021 onwards.


BBC Two (Horizontal Bars/Punchy) - October 2021

The horizontal bar ident for BBC Two known as 'Punchy' sees the logo refresh treatement.


BBC Two NI (Horizontal Bars/Punchy) - October 2021

BBC Two Northern Ireland's 2021 version of the 'Punchy' ident.


BBC Two Wales (Horizontal Bars/Punchy) - October 2021

The Wales version of the 'Punchy' ident from October 2021.


BBC Two (Brown Pins/Visceral) - October 2021

The refreshed version of the brown pin like ident for BBC Two used the dimmed down colour version as a base, which had been made as an alteration to the original ident shortly after launch.


BBC Two NI (Brown Pins/Visceral) - October 2021

The 2021 refreshed version of the Visceral ident for BBC Two Northern Ireland.


BBC Two Wales (Brown Pins/Visceral) - October 2021

BBC Two Wales' version of the Visceral ident, after the 2021 refresh.


BBC Two (Stones/Bold) - October 2021

BBC One Network's refreshed version of the bold ident, still remaining fairly rare in appearances after the update.


BBC Two Wales (Stones/Bold) - October 2021

The refreshed Welsh version of BBC Two's Bold ident.


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