Created Mo 8-Feb-99
Revised Mo 1-Jan-24
A tribute to the famous London skyline of Thames Television.
BBC Logo Gallery Revised Sa 1-Jul-23
The changing on-screen look of one of the world's oldest and best-known broadcasters.
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.
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.
In November 2004 ITV3 launched and ITV1 ditched the celebrity idents, as it modified the channel logos of the newly enlarged "ITV family". It also took the opportunity to remove the final traces of LWT and Carlton from the network and introduced new captions for the end of programmes, bringing us "Granada Anglia" and "Granada Manchester" productions, to name but two. Includes a section on ITV's 50th anniversary celebrations.
BBC Flash-free Files Revised
Re-creations of symbols, clocks and test patterns as seen on the BBC, produced in a Flash-free format, so that they work natively in your browser now that Adobe Flash is no longer supported. This update has a BBC 2 Christmas clock and the BBC Schools diamonds.
More Flash-free Files Revised Sa 1-Jul-23
More Flash-free re-creations, this time it's the clocks, idents and break bumpers from ITV and Channel 4. Animated additions for this update: Channel Television's hexagons ident and STV's zoom ident.
Flash Files Revised Mo 1-May-23
For nearly a decade, Dave Jeffery lovingly re-created old TV logos, test cards and clocks, using Adobe Flash. Part one features the symbols that would appear before each programme and those shown in the commercial breaks. Because browsers no longer support the playing of Flash content, this site uses the Ruffle Flash Player emulator so that the content will continue to work, even on mobile phones and tablets. In this update Ruffle is running version 2023-05-01, which fixes a problem with frozen animation on iPads and iPhones and brings the pop-up menu to those devices to allow more control over playback.
More Flash Files Revised Mo 1-May-23
More of Dave Jeffery's work, this time featuring clocks and test cards, plus presentation used for schools and The Open University. Thanks to the Ruffle Flash Player emulator, this content will continue to work in your browser even though Flash is no longer supported. In this update Ruffle is running version 2023-05-01, which fixes a problem with frozen animation on iPads and iPhones and brings the pop-up menu to those devices to allow more control over playback.
LWT Flash Files Revised Mo 1-May-23
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. This page uses the Ruffle Flash Player emulator to ensure the content is visible in your browser with support for mobile phones and tablets. In this update Ruffle is running version 2023-05-01, which fixes a problem with frozen animation on iPads and iPhones and brings the pop-up menu to those devices to allow more control over playback.
Windows Screensaver Flash Files Revised
Flash-free clocks that can be installed to run as screensavers on your Windows PC. These replace the Flash-based screensavers, which will no longer work. This new set work by displaying live web pages (so you will need to be connected to the Internet for the screensavers to work). Now includes the BBC1 Colour clock as seen in 1972.
Which is the tackiest, cheesiest TV logo of all time? And which one is the scariest?
Programme logos from The Prisoner, Charlie's Angels, Doctor Who, Tiswas and Top of the Pops. Now presented in a mobile-friendly layout.