On 1st July 1967, BBC TWO became the first television channel in Europe to begin regular broadcasts in colour. To commemorate this, the original colour ident was broadcast at the start of the day's programmes on 1st July 2017, and then again later in the day to introduce 'Melvyn Bragg on TV: The Box that Changed the World'. Northern Ireland took an alternative but welcome approach for the 9pm junction.
The original 1967 ident broacast to mark the 50th anniversary of colour on BBC TWO. Also seen in Wales and Scotland with local announcers.
Northern Ireland broadcast 'Aerial' to introduce the Melvyn Bragg special, with a better-worded announcement.
HD33secAerial ident (NI) (50th Anniversary of Colour)
A season of programmes across the BBC marking the 50th anniversary of 1967 Sexual Offences Act.
BBC TWO's 'Neon' ident in rainbow colours for the 'Gay Britannia' season. This video was posted to BBC TWO's Facebook page, whilst its first appearance on screen was Wednesday 26th July 2017. Northern Ireland had a slightly different adaptation with the colours in the order of the Rainbow flag.
On Sunday August 20th 2017, the fifteenth series began, introduced with an updated ident to reflect the change in 'Dragons'. Jenny Campbell and Tej Lalvani join Peter Jones, Deborah Meaden and Touker Suleyman.
An oddity from the two playouts shown that evening is that in the first, which introduced a preview programme, the channel logo appears several seconds in, whereas in the ident played immediately before the actual programme, the logo appears right at the start.