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 have been filmed with a total lack of flair or imagination, and have garnered an almost universally negative reaction from presentation enthusiasts.

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Brief stings that appear between trailers have 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...



From our YouTube channel, a compilation of boring BBC1 idents and stings from 2017 onwards, and the 2020 lockdown idents.



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