BBC English

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum

1st Logo (1986?)

Visuals: On a black background, there is a rounded rectangular border with "BBC English" inside it. A gap in the border holds the words "by television".

Technique: A still, computerized graphic.

Audio: None.

Availability: Known to have appeared on older prints of Muzzy in Gondoland.

2nd Logo (1990-1992)


Visuals: Multiple diagonal tiles cover up the whole screen with each row consisting of three colours: blue, red, and green. On the top half of the screen, half of the rows on that portion begins to move to the right to match the colour of the top tile. When all the tiles in the columns match colours, they all flip and reveal the 1988 BBC logo at the time. The remaining tiles at the bottom of the screen zooms towards the camera, revealing an italicised "ENGLISH" underneath the 1988 BBC logo.

Technique: CGI.

Audio: A warbling theme, ending with a cymbal crash.

Audio Variant: Sometimes, an ascending six-note techno theme with tribal drums, would play instead.

Availability: Seen at the beginning of BBC English VHS tapes such as the BBC Essential English series.

3rd Logo (1997)

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