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Extra : BBC 90 Years in Northern Ireland

Extra : BBC 90 Years in Northern Ireland

Friday 24th October 2014 marks the 90th anniversary of the official launch of the BBC in Northern Ireland. From Saturday 18th October, past idents and presentation have been dusted off and polished to mark the event across BBC One and Two Northern Ireland.

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A montage of radio and television symbols and idents from BBC Northern Ireland to mark the anniversary.Promotion / Special / 2014
Posted on 18th October 2014

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The rotating NI symbol from the early 1970s.Ident / Special / 2014
Posted on 20th October 2014

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BBC One Northern Ireland's mirror-globe symbol from the mid-1970s.Ident / Special / 2014
Posted on 20th October 2014

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The 1985 predecessor to the 'virtual globe' was the stunningly beautiful but unfortunately titled 'COW'. The BBC has loved its acronyms over the years, and this was the 'computer-originated world' symbol.Ident / Special / 2014
Posted on 20th October 2014

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From 1991, the BBC One Northern Ireland version of the 'virtual globe' symbol.Ident / Special / 2014
Posted on 20th October 2014

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The BBC One hot-air balloon rises gracefully over Grey Abbey in County Down, Northern Ireland.Ident / Special / 2014
Posted on 19th October 2014

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The BBC One hot-air balloon floating over the islands in Strangford Lough.Ident / Special / 2014
Posted on 22nd October 2014
Updated on 27th October 2014

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Skateboarding around the Harland and Wolff shipyard, Belfast for this BBC One Northern Ireland ident.Ident / Special / 2014
Posted on 18th October 2014

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1964-style black and white BBC Two Northern Ireland ident.Ident / Special / 2014
Posted on 19th October 2014

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The rotating '2 NI' symbol from the early 1970s.Ident / Special / 2014
Posted on 20th October 2014

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From 1974 - the striped cylinder BBC Two Northern Ireland symbol.Ident / Special / 2014
Posted on 22nd October 2014

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No season of classic presentation would be complete without the 1979 'stripey 2' symbol.Ident / Special / 2014
Posted on 21st October 2014

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The smart TWO logo gently animates into view in this symbol from 1986.Ident / Special / 2014
Posted on 27th October 2014

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BBC Two Northern Ireland's 'Glass' ident from the early '90s.Ident / Special / 2014
Posted on 19th October 2014

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Apparently never broadcast when originally commissioned in 2001, this is the first outing for this version of BBC Two Northern Ireland's 'Causeway' ident that references the Giant's Causeway, County Antrim. The ident seen in 2001 had a different viewing angle and may be seen here at The TV Room (archived).Ident / Special / 2014
Posted on 22nd October 2014

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Next and Later on BBC One Northern Ireland.Now, Next, Later / Special / 2014
Posted on 19th October 2014

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Next on BBC Two Northern Ireland.Now, Next, Later / Special / 2014
Posted on 20th October 2014