Alomo Productions (UK)

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Logo descriptions by Matthew Mayfield, curiousgeorge60, and Stephen Cezar
Logo captures by Shadeed A. Kelly and Logophile


Background

Alomo Productions was the production company of comedy writers Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran. It was part of SelecTV (not to be confused with the former pay-TV service of the same name), acquired by Pearson Television in 1996. The company was shut down by Talkback Thames in 2003.

1st Logo (October 16, 1989-December 25, 1991)

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Logo: On a green background, several playing cards fall on the table one at a time to spell the company name (in order: black "A" with clove, red "L" with heart, black "O" with spade, red "M" with diamond, black "O" with spade and the final card is a joker). Below the company name "ALOMO PRODUCTIONS" fades in below. After a moment, a copyright stamp for BBC or Channel 4 appears below.

Variant: Later on, the byline for SelecTV appears underneath.

FX/SFX: The falling of the cards. Pretty simple computer animation.

Music/Sounds: The closing theme to the program.

Availability: Seen at the end of their programs at the time such as Birds of a Feather.

Editor's Note: None.


2nd Logo (September 6, 1992-August 30, 2002)

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Logo: Virtually the same as the previous logo, except it takes place on a black background. The falling cards' design is redone, as they are spaced further out to allow room for the letters on the face of the card to be seen. Also, on the Joker card, "PRODUCTIONS" is seen beside the joker on both sides, and on one side "PRODUCTIONS" is seen upside down. A byline and the channel logo, along with a copyright, fades below.

Bylines:

  • 1991-1996: "SelecTV for Channel Four/BBC". This version has a special animation, with blue lasers coming from the bottom of the screen to reveal the byline.
  • 1996-2001: "A Pearson Television Company".
  • 2001-2002: "A FremantleMedia Company".

FX/SFX: Slightly improved computer animation.

Music/Sounds: None or the closing theme of the program.

Availability: Seen on various programs from the era.

Editor's Note: None.