Created Mo 8-Feb-99
Revised Tu 1-May-18
A tribute to the famous London skyline of Thames Television.
The changing on-screen look of the BBC.
In February 1985, 24 hours before the very first episode of EastEnders was broadcast, the first computer-generated BBC 1 globe was launched.
Amazing feats accomplished with bits of coloured paper.
When computer graphics began to spoil the fun.
Some of the ITV network had a new look in November 1999. New graphics featured "dual branding" - the regional logo, plus the ITV logo. A theme based on a heart shape was also built into the idents, break bumpers and programme trailers.
In October 2002 ITV re-branded itself once again with a set of celebrity idents. Most of the country now saw only the ITV1 brand on screen - company names, such as Anglia, had been relegated to appearing only before regional programmes. In 2003, with Scottish and Grampian now on board, the entire network had adopted the new look to some extent.
ITV 2003 Revised Mo 1-Jan-18
In September 2003 ITV "refreshed" its on-air look and began showing an updated batch of celebrity idents. Three months later Carlton introduced new regional idents. Then in February 2004, when Granada and Carlton merged to form ITV plc, there was a unified look for national and regional news bulletins, killing off the last mention of HTV, and a common design for regional production captions was introduced.
Dave Jeffery lovingly re-created old TV logos, test cards and clocks, using Flash for a decade. Part one features the symbols that would appear before each programme and those shown in the commercial breaks. Sadly this update will be the last ever - there are no more Flash Files to add.
More of Dave Jeffery's work, this time featuring clocks and test cards, plus presentation used for schools and The Open University.
When LWT wanted to celebrate its last day on air before the changeover to "ITV1 London", Dave Jeffery was called upon to re-create some of LWT's past presentation and even invent some new stuff for a broadcast tribute.
Flash Files that you can download and run on your Windows PC!
Flash-free Files Revised Tu 1-May-18
Even better than the Flash Files, these captions and clocks are presented in a different format so that those viewing on mobiles and tablets can enjoy them too! Now with animated Granada idents from 1956, the animated BBC 2 Daytime symbol from 1983 and, this month, even more clocks.
Which is the tackiest, cheesiest TV logo of all time? And which one is the scariest?
Cult Programme Logos Revised Tu 1-Aug-17
Programme logos from The Prisoner, Charlie's Angels, Doctor Who, Tiswas and Top of the Pops. Now presented in a mobile-friendly layout.