On Monday 7th October 2013, BBC TWO launched a new block of programming in the afternoons showing classic shows from the 70s and 80s - starting with Are You Being Served?, 'Allo 'Allo and Cagney & Lacey. To bookend the slot, original and recreated presentation elements from BBC TWO's past are used to add to the nostalgic feel.
BBC Northern Ireland's presentation team are doing particularly fine work by showing a greater range of idents than network, especially over Christmas 2013 and when, after a break, the strand resumed in February 2014.
The promotional trailer for Afternoon Classics (here from BBC Northern Ireland)
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| ||23sec||1548 Views||Afternoon Classics ident ('64)|
1967-style 'Cube' ident.
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| ||15sec||1248 Views||Afternoon Classics ident ('74)|
| ||24sec||1347 Views||Afternoon Classics ident ('79)|
| ||12sec||1132 Views||Afternoon Classics ident ('86)|
1991-style ident (Copper Cutout - incorrect ratio)
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1991-style ident (Copper Cutout)
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1991-style ident (Neon)
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Afternoon Classics ident ('91) (Paint)
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This 2010 ident was itself originally only used for a season of 1980s programming. The second video is only included for Duncan Newmarch's announcement.
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| ||22sec||371 Views||Afternoon Classics ident (2010) (2)|
Presentation from the Nations
Northern Ireland 1974-style ident.
From Dave Jeffery: I drew the map and 2 in Inkscape and then animated it in Blender at 1920x1080 50p, using the Blender Internal renderer. I used a version of the map ident used before a Manchester edition of The Old Grey Whistle Test as a reference.
| ||17sec||919 Views||Northern Ireland AC ident ('74)|
Northern Ireland 1979-style ident..
From Dave Jeffery: I drew and animated this ident in Synfig Studio at 1920x1080 50p. I made a mistake on rendering; I didn't take the non-square nature of PAL pixels into account so the ident is more squashed horizontally than it should be. The Northern Ireland caption was added to it by BBC NI.
| ||18sec||642 Views||Northern Ireland AC ident ('79)|
Northern Ireland 1983 Daytime-style ident.
| ||22sec||713 Views||Northern Ireland AC ident ('83 Daytime)|
Northern Ireland 1986-style ident with two different fades.
From Dave Jeffery: I drew the BBC 2 NI stencil TWO in Inkscape. The TWO fade in and out was animated in Blender (Blender Internal renderer) at 1920x1080 50p, with the grey captions added afterwards in Synfig Studio. I used a static logo BBC 2 NI had used in the BBC2 80s season as reference material.
| ||12sec||679 Views||Northern Ireland AC ident ('86) Out|
| ||15sec||456 Views||Northern Ireland AC ident ('86) In|
Northern Ireland mid-90s 'Optic' ident. The second video is of a longer playout of the ident.
| ||20sec||771 Views||Northern Ireland AC Optic ident|
| ||35sec||911 Views||Northern Ireland AC Optic ident (long)|
Northern Ireland mid-90s 'Powder' ident.
| ||16sec||876 Views||Northern Ireland AC Powder ident|
Northern Ireland mid-90s 'Paint' ident.
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Northern Ireland mid-90s 'Water' ident.
| ||19sec||512 Views||Northern Ireland AC Water ident|
Northern Ireland late-90s 'Swan' ident, but with mid-90s branding.
| ||19sec||885 Views||Northern Ireland AC Swans ident|
Northern Ireland 1997 'Silk' ident.
| ||26sec||833 Views||Northern Ireland AC Silk ident|
Northern Ireland 1997 'Steam' ident.
| ||19sec||937 Views||Northern Ireland AC Steam ident|
Northern Ireland 1997 'Neon' ident.
| ||16sec||660 Views||Northern Ireland AC Neon ident|
Northern Ireland 1997 'Diary' ident.
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Northern Ireland 1997 'Dog' ident.
| ||16sec||857 Views||Northern Ireland AC Dog ident|
Northern Ireland 1997 'Fly Zapper' ident.
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Northern Ireland 1997 'Car' ident.
| ||22sec||653 Views||Northern Ireland AC Car ident|
Northern Ireland 1997 'Firecracker' ident.
| ||19sec||685 Views||Northern Ireland AC Firecracker ident|
Northern Ireland 2004 BBC TWO's 40th Anniversary ident.
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Wales 1979-style ident.
| ||15sec||497 Views||Wales AC ident ('79)|
Wales 1986-style ident.
| ||15sec||482 Views||Wales AC ident ('86)|
BBC Northern Ireland's presentation department along with Dave Jeffery have once again excelled and outshone Network with the re-creation of the 1979 Christmas ident. The first video was shown Monday 9th December 2013, whilst the second aired the next day with a change to the snowflake's rotation.
From Dave Jeffery: I drew the snowflake and caption in Inkscape and then animated them in Blender at 1920x1080 50p using the Blender Internal renderer. Sadly not very accurate as I didn't know what I was doing in Blender! The lens flares were added using the Blender compositor.
| ||19sec||593 Views||NI Afternoon Classics ident (Christmas '79)|
| ||26sec||483 Views||NI Afternoon Classics ident (Christmas '79) v2|
BBC Northern Ireland's recreation of the 1984 Christmas BBC TWO ident.
| ||8sec||784 Views||NI Afternoon Classics ident (Christmas '84)|
Menu slides. These have been created especially for the block and are not straightforward copies of originals, with the last slide itself based on the presentation used during a season of 80s programming back in May 2010.
Northern Ireland's presentation department, however, remains more faithful to period presentation.