Created Mo 8-Feb-99
Revised Sa 1-Oct-22
A tribute to the famous London skyline of Thames Television.
BBC Logo Gallery Revised We 1-Jun-22
The changing on-screen look of the BBC. Now updated and optimised for mobiles and tablets.
In February 1985, 24 hours before the very first episode of EastEnders was broadcast, the first computer-generated BBC 1 globe was launched.
Amazing feats accomplished with bits of coloured paper.
When computer graphics began to spoil the fun.
Some of the ITV network had a new look in November 1999. New graphics featured "dual branding" - the regional logo, plus the ITV logo. A theme based on a heart shape was also built into the idents, break bumpers and programme trailers.
In October 2002 ITV re-branded itself once again with a set of celebrity idents. Most of the country now saw only the ITV1 brand on screen - company names, such as Anglia, had been relegated to appearing only before regional programmes. In 2003, with Scottish and Grampian now on board, the entire network had adopted the new look to some extent.
In September 2003 ITV "refreshed" its on-air look and began showing an updated batch of celebrity idents. Three months later Carlton introduced new regional idents. Then in February 2004, when Granada and Carlton merged to form ITV plc, there was a unified look for national and regional news bulletins, killing off the last mention of HTV, and a common design for regional production captions was introduced.
In November 2004 ITV3 launched and ITV1 ditched the celebrity idents, as it modified the channel logos of the newly enlarged "ITV family". It also took the opportunity to remove the final traces of LWT and Carlton from the network and introduced new captions for the end of programmes, bringing us "Granada Anglia" and "Granada Manchester" productions, to name but two. Includes a section on ITV's 50th anniversary celebrations.
BBC Flash-free Files Revised
Re-creations of symbols, clocks and test patterns as seen on the BBC, produced in a Flash-free format, so that they work natively in your browser now that Adobe Flash is no longer supported. This update adds four BBC 2 clocks from the Sixties and Seventies.
More Flash-free Files Revised
More Flash-free re-creations, this time it's the clocks, idents and break bumpers from ITV and Channel 4. Additions for this update: another ITV national clock, another variant of the stripy LWT clock and another Tyne Tees clock.
Flash Files Revised Tu 1-Feb-22
For nearly a decade, Dave Jeffery lovingly re-created old TV logos, test cards and clocks, using Adobe Flash. Part one features the symbols that would appear before each programme and those shown in the commercial breaks. Because browsers no longer support the playing of Flash content, this site uses the Ruffle Flash Player emulator so that the content will continue to work, even on mobile phones and tablets. In this update, the emulator is running version 2022-01-21, which has more options on the right-click menu.
More Flash Files Revised Tu 1-Feb-22
More of Dave Jeffery's work, this time featuring clocks and test cards, plus presentation used for schools and The Open University. Thanks to the Ruffle Flash Player emulator, this content will continue to work in your browser even though Flash is no longer supported. In this update Ruffle is running version 2022-01-21, which has more options on the right-click menu.
LWT Flash Files Revised Tu 1-Feb-22
When LWT wanted to celebrate its last day on air before the changeover to "ITV1 London", Dave Jeffery was called upon to re-create some of LWT's past presentation and even invent some new stuff for a broadcast tribute. This page uses the Ruffle Flash Player emulator to ensure the content is visible in your browser with support for mobile phones and tablets. In this update Ruffle is running version 2022-01-21, which now has similar options in the right-click menu to those seen in Adobe's Player.
Windows Screensaver Flash Files Revised Tu 1-Mar-22
Flash-free clocks that can be installed to run as screensavers on your Windows PC. These replace the Flash-based screensavers, which will no longer work now that Adobe has disabled Flash. The screensaver software has now been updated to fix issues with Windows 10 / 11, and two new screensavers have been added - clocks from STV and London Weekend.
Which is the tackiest, cheesiest TV logo of all time? And which one is the scariest?
Programme logos from The Prisoner, Charlie's Angels, Doctor Who, Tiswas and Top of the Pops. Now presented in a mobile-friendly layout.