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, 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. (The two idents that launched the set, Sea Swimmers and Exercise Class, are too appalling to be shown here!)
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