Idents

On this page we take a look at idents from BBC Parliament. BBC News 24/BBC News channel, which doesn't use idents as such, can be found in our BBC News section.

We also have pages looking at idents from BBC1, BBC2, BBC3/Choice, BBC4/Knowledge, CBBC and UKTV, and regional ITV idents. See the panel to the right for further menu options. See the bottom of the page for further menu options. If you want to explore the subject of television presentation in greater depth, see our links page for related sites.


BBC Parliament


On 23rd September 1998, with the launch of digital television imminent, BBC Parliament was launched, taking over from the previously cable-only Parliamentary Channel. Along with the ident, breaks between programmes were filled by a menu accompanied with some haunting music (see clip below).

BBC Parliament's second ident shown here was introduced on 15th October 2002, coinciding with the channel's switch to widescreen. Shortly afterwards, the channel became available in quarter-screen vision on digital terrestrial, having previously been audio-only.


The third ident brought BBC Parliament closer into line with the rest of the BBC News family on 20th April 2009, and used a reworking of the original 1998 BBC Parliament theme. The most recent ident was introduced on 10th October 2016.


From our YouTube channel, some BBC Parliament idents and breakfiller.