~ BBC Two (Pre 1991) ~
BBC2 was launched in 1964, officially meaning it was the third, and not the second UK channel. Despite this, it has become known and loved as the UK's second channel. Over the years, the channel has been the springboard for many popular shows, which subsequently moved to the 'Big Sister' BBC1. In more recent years, much of it's original remit has been spread more thinly with the launch of BBC Three and BBC Four... although with the later clos... er... 'moving online' of BBC Three in 2016, it could regain some of what originally made it distinctive.
BBC2 Closedown 1984
BBC2 1985 - TWO
As the COW globe arrived on BBC1, this new ident appeared on 2. For the first time in its history, the ident didn't have a numerical '2'. Instead it was made up from the actual word 'TWO'. The ident usually faded up from a white background, however this version shows the reversed version that was sometimes used. Again, Thanks to James for the clip.