BBC One: 1997-2002

On 4 October 1997, the globe was dramatically updated when it left the confines of the indoors to take the form of a hot-air balloon. Initially filmed over various landmarks throughout the UK; later additions saw the balloon added digitally over a wider range of landscapes. The idents featured the new name of the channel: BBC One – a naming convention in line with the rebranding of other BBC channels. Over the next two and a half years, no fewer than 59 different variations of the BBC One balloon ident were produced.

From June 2000 the URL of BBC Online – later bbc.co.uk – was included in all BBC One and BBC Two idents. Appointed in late 2000, then-controller of BBC One Lorraine Heggessy took the decision to abandon and replace the identity. This saw the balloon globe icon become the shortest-lived ident package of the colour television era – lasting only 4 and half years – and marked the end of the channel’s illustrious 39-year association with the globe symbol.

BBC One: Presentation 1997-2002

BBC One: Presentation 1997-2002

A selection of presentation used by BBC One between 1997-2002. Stings Sting: 1 Sting: 2 Sting: 3 Sting: 4 Sting: 5 Sting: 6 Sting: 7 Clocks Clocks (Network) Clocks Slides Slide / Menu...

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p class=”thanks”>With thanks to Benriggers, Daniel Mullins, TVbits and TVajb for their contributions on this page.

Idents

English 1

English 2

English 3
October 1997 – May 2000

English 6

English 8
October 1997 – May 2000

English 9

English 10

English 11
October 1997 – May 2000

English 12

English 13

English 16
October 1998 – March 2002

English 17

English 18

English 19
October 1998 – March 2002

English 20
April 1999 – March 2002

Irish 1

Irish 2
October 1997 – May 2000.


Irish 3

Irish 4

Irish 5
October 1997 – May 2000

Irish 5 Irish 5

Irish 6

Irish 8

Irish 9
October 1998 – March 2002

Scottish 1

Scottish 2

Scottish 3

Scottish 4
October 1997 – May 2000

Scottish 5

Scottish 7

Scottish 8

Scottish 9

Scottish 10

Scottish 12
August 1999 – March 2002

Welsh 1

Welsh 2

Welsh 3
October 1997 – May 2000

Welsh 4

Welsh 5
October 1997 – March 2002

Welsh 7
October 1997 – March 2002

Welsh 9

Welsh 10
October 1997 – May 2000. With thanks to Benriggers

Welsh 11
October 1997 – May 2000. With thanks to Benriggers



Welsh 12

Welsh 13

Welsh 14
July 1999 – March 2002

Eclipse’ Ident
August 1999



Carnival
March 2000 – March 2002

Skateboarders
March 2000 – March 2002

Market
March 2000 – March 2002

Bungee
March 2000 – March 2002

Millennium Dome
December 1999 – 2000

Walking with Beasts
2001

Blue Planet
2001

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