Archive for the 'BBC One' Category

From Television Centre to Broadcasting House.

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After nearly 45 years of bulletins, the BBC signed off from Television Centre for the last time on Sunday evening. As of now the entire BBC news operation is based out of Broadcasting House, billed as The World’s Newsroom and home to over 2,000 journalists the billion dollar revamp of the news division now see’s television, radio and online working alongside for the first time.

Mishal Husain led the final broadcast from Television Centre on March 17th at 10pm, with Sophie Raworth christening the new home for BBC One the next day at 1pm, with the above stories documenting the historic move.

The Olympic Broadcaster.

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The BBC broadcast the full length trailer for the London 2012 Olympics last night on BBC One. The campaign shows the landscape of the United Kingdom transformed into a giant sporting arena, with music written and performed by Elbow.

Creative agency Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe Y&R developed the concept and the animation was created by Passion Pictures and produced by Red Bee Media.

Continuing a tradition of animated promos, check out previous Olympics trailers for Vancouver 2010 and Beijing 2008.

Merry Christmas from the BBC, ITV and Five.

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Last year it was the Doctor and his TARDIS, this year the BBC gets homely with some Christmas lights to celebrate the festive season. Meanwhile ITV1 and Five deliver some slightly less ambitious holiday idents.

- Big thanks to Craig for the videos.

Twenty-five years of EastEnders (and me).

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On February 19th 1985, two days before I was born, a little television programme called EastEnders first hit the airwaves in the UK. Twenty five years later and we’re both going strong. To celebrate, the BBC created this rather ambitious station ident featuring the case of the soap along with a slightly altered Albert Square.

Check out the rest (well most) of the BBC One ‘Circle’ idents here.

- Thanks for the video Craig.

BBC One and the Christmas TARDIS.

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The good Doctor is having his last outing this Christmas season in his current incarnation, and the BBC have created a special BBC One ident to celebrate.

Previous BBC One Christmas idents have included giant snowballs, skating penguins and even Wallace and Gromit.

Comedy and Drama this Christmas on BBC One.

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The BBC gets festive with their programming once again this year. Check out the BBC’s take on Christmas from 2006, 2007 and 2008 as well.

The much beloved BBC One ‘Balloon’ idents.

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Running on-air from 1997 until 2002, the BBC One ‘Balloon’ idents where a brilliantly simple, and beautifully executed series encompassing all four nations of the United Kingdom with the use of one enormous hot air balloon.

England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales are each represented in the above compiles, with the balloon flying over such locations as the London Docklands, Eilean Donan Castle, Cardiff, and Snowdonia National Park.

The ‘Balloon’ idents were replaced by the ‘Rythm and Movement’ series in 2002, and eventually by the current ‘Circle’ collection in 2006.

After the jump is the ‘National Anthem’ edition of the ident, played at closing time on BBC One for a brief time in 1997.

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Wallace and Gromit get idents’d for BBC One.

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Wallace and Gromit are the stars of the BBC’s festive look this year, with the claymation duo featuring in their very own ident.

Sticking to the ‘circle’ theme, the Aardman creations are a slightly different take on the usual Christmas branding for BBC One which has previously featured ice skating penguins, and giant balls of snow.

And what would December be without some Christmas specials, including among other things the return of Gavin & Stacey, featured in the two trailers after the jump.

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One day like this, on the BBC.

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Ninety second promo for the BBC’s latest batch of new drama. Featuring the likes of Survivors, Little Dorrit, Spooks, Einstein and Eddington, Consuming Passion, Apparitions, Wallander and In Love with Barbara.

All set to the Elbow’s tune “One Day Like This”.

BBC One is helicoptering dogs through the rain.

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I like to consider the old BBC One idents as the reason I started this site. And while this new set that launched in 2006 doesn’t grab me in the same way, they’re still some of the best television branding going around.

These three new additions stay true to the formula, with the spectacular ‘Helicopter’ spot being introduced on new years day this year, and the other two going to air for the first time just days ago in late August.

Check out the rest of the current set of BBC One idents here.

- Thanks to the combined efforts of Andy and Andrew for the videos.