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.
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The rotating NI symbol from the early 1970s.
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BBC One Northern Ireland's mirror-globe symbol from the mid-1970s.
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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.
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From 1991, the BBC One Northern Ireland version of the 'virtual globe' symbol.
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The BBC One hot-air balloon rises gracefully over Grey Abbey in County Down, Northern Ireland.
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The BBC One hot-air balloon floating over the islands in Strangford Lough.
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Skateboarding around the Harland and Wolff shipyard, Belfast for this BBC One Northern Ireland ident.
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1964-style black and white BBC Two Northern Ireland ident.
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The rotating '2 NI' symbol from the early 1970s.
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From 1974 - the striped cylinder BBC Two Northern Ireland symbol.
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No season of classic presentation would be complete without the 1979 'stripey 2' symbol.
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The smart TWO logo gently animates into view in this symbol from 1986.
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BBC Two Northern Ireland's 'Glass' ident from the early '90s.
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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).
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Next and Later on BBC One Northern Ireland.
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Next on BBC Two Northern Ireland.