The big '2' was just two days past its 16th birthday when it entered its next phase on 18th February 2007. Featuring a slightly redrawn numeral, and stripped of its personality, the 2 was now a 'Window on the World'. On the face of it, the new idents appeared to have more in common with the varied idents we saw between 1991 and 2001 - however they were more extravagant than ever before.
In June 2009 the logo box was moved from the left to the right of the picture and several of the idents were dropped from use.
Hover the pointer over each image for more information about the idents.
From our YouTube channel, a compilation of BBC2 idents from 2007 (also includes BBC1 idents).
Text copyright © Robert Williams, images and video copyright © British Broadcasting Corporation