BBC Television (UK)

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This alias is not used on regular idents. It is used for generic idents intended for when rolling news was simulcast on all BBC channels during emergencies.

1st Logo (August 31, 1997)

Logo: The logo wipes in from a black screen. On a smoky blue background (which is constantly animated), we see the 1988-1997 BBC logo. A large blue sphere (possibly the planet Earth) is visible, albeit blurred, in the background.

FX/SFX: The CGI background.

Music/Sounds: None, except for a female announcer saying "This is BBC Television from London. Normal programming has been suspended, and we now join Martin Lewis in the news studio".

Availability: Extinct. This was only shown on BBC One, BBC Two, BBC World and BBC Prime on the day of Princess Diana's death. However, it was probably created several years before (most likely either 1988 or 1991) for such emergencies. Reportedly, an updated version of the ident was created several weeks later using the current logo which was introduced at the time; however, this has yet to be broadcasted. Presumably, it will be used for a death of a member of The British Royal Family and other emergency news broadcasts.

Editor's Note: None.

2nd Logo (2018, April 9, 2021)

Logo: On a dark blue background with black swirls, we see the 1997-present BBC logo fading in, initially in a dark shade before being lit into a gold color.

FX/SFX: The logo fading in and being lit into the gold color.

Music/Sounds: None, except for an announcer

Availability: It was briefly shown on Sky Q boxes in 2018, and made an appearance on BBC One on April 9, 2021 in order to lead into a program about the Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip, who died on that day. It wasn't shown on any other BBC channels, even the ones that showed the same program.

Editor's Note: None.

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