Alibi (UK)

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Background

Alibi originally launched in November 1997 as UK Arena, one of the four channels of the UKTV network at the time. Because it broadcasted mostly drama series, its name was changed in March 2000 to UK Drama. It was then renamed UKTV Drama in March 2004, and then to Alibi in November 2008 when the UKTV network started to drop categorical names from the channels.

1st Logo (November 1, 1997-May 7, 2001)

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Logo: A hexagonal star is formed by either a flashing neon effect, a spinning circle or spirals. The UK Drama/UK Arena (before 2000) logo fades in at the bottom.

FX/SFX: The "Neon Star" variant consists of the star flashing and spinning, the "Circle Star" consists of a circular trail going around the star, and the "Spiral Star" are lines making spirals around each end of the star. This was all done by Lambie-Nairn.

Music/Sounds: A 3 note leitmotif that was accompanied by ambient synth sounds.

Availability: Extinct on TV.

Editor's Note: None.


2nd Logo (May 7, 2001-November 2005)

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Logo: Three people fade into the screen, one lit in red, another lit in blue, and another lit in green. They all start to strike drums, with water splashing off them on each hit. The camera cuts to close ups of the water flying off the drums, and the drums being hit, mostly in the space of a second.

FX/SFX: All live action, which was done by Lambie-Nairn.

Music/Sounds: Ambient sounds accompanied by the sounds of the 3 drums.

Availability: Extinct on TV.

Editor's Note: None.


3rd Logo (March 2005-October 7, 2008)

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Logo: We see close-up shots of a 3D shape rotating, with the words "UKtv DRAMA" fading in later.

FX/SFX: The cube rotating.

Music/Sounds: TBA

Availability: Extinct on TV.

Editor's Note: None.


4th Logo (October 7, 2008-July 3, 2015)

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Logo: On the Bullet through glass variant we see a wall of glass, then a bullet goes through the wall and smashes the glass through it a bunch of sentences fall out of it and are falling to the ground, then it fades to another glass wall the same thing happens but there's a white circle with the word "alibi" inside it which stands still in its position.

Variant: On the crime scene variant we see sentences joining together to create the shape of a figure and once it's done, a red circle with the word "alibi" inside it paint drip in and in front of these there's a line with the words "CRIME SCENE DO NOT CROSS" on it.

FX/SFX: The alibi circle paint dripping in, the sentences falling on the floor.

Music/Sounds: TBA

Availability: Extinct.

Editor's Note: None.


5th Logo (July 3, 2015-)

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Logo: On all four idents we see shots of red strings going all over through the area that they are in. When it switches to a perfect shot of this, the Alibi logo gets drawn on the middle of the screen with the circle and the letters first, then the circle is filled with red and the dot in the last "i" becomes black.

FX/SFX: The circle forming.

Music/Sounds: TBA

Availability: Currently in use.

Editor's Note: None.