On 19th November 2001, in came an entirely new set of computer-generated idents. The famous '2' lived on, but it had now gained a personality. There were just four idents to begin with; more variants were introduced in subsequent years, but all employed the same ivory-coloured '2' which would be seen in various situations in its own yellow world. In many cases, it would sprout robotic arms to carry out its various tasks.
Hover the pointer over each image for more information about the idents.
Viewers to the digital version of BBC2 Northern Ireland, known as BBC2 NI, were able to enjoy some special idents of their own from 2002 - see our BBC Nations page for more.
From our YouTube channel, a compilation of BBC2 idents from 2001-2007.