Idents

BBC1 2017-date

The circles were eventually replaced on New Year's Day 2017 by a series of seemingly low budget idents on the theme of 'Oneness', in which groups of people carrying out an activity stop to gawp at the camera for a few seconds, as if posing for a photograph, before resuming their activity. Representing perhaps the nadir of BBC television presentation, the idents were filmed with a total lack of flair or imagination, and garnered an almost universally negative reaction from presentation enthusiasts.

Hover the pointer over each image for more information about the idents.



Brief stings that appear between trailers made something of a comeback for the 'Oneness' era. We have collected images of some of these on a separate page - click here for more.

With BBC1's idents seeming somewhat out of place in 2020 with their notable lack of social distancing, the evening of 1st May saw the arrival of a series of Oneness lockdown idents. Just in case you find the regular versions too exhilarating...



The lockdown idents remained in use until 19th July 2021, at which point a selection of the original Oneness idents - those filmed outdoors - made a return to our screens.

We had hoped this would be merely a temporary comeback, however a series of brand new idents that were produced to coincide with the BBC's brand refresh on 20th October 2021 have unfortunately been shelved, and instead some of the existing idents have simply been updated with the new BBC logo, as shown below:



Three compilations of video clips of the idents on this page, covering 2017-2020, the updated versions from 2021, and the lockdown idents, can be found at our YouTube channel.



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