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 have been filmed with a total lack of flair or imagination, and have 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 have made something of a comeback for the 'Oneness' era. We are currently in the process of collecting images of these together on a separate page - click here for more.
From our YouTube channel, a compilation of boring BBC1 idents from 2017 onwards.