When was the last time we talked about continuity announcements and idents on tv?

eggs

#1

I haven’t watched live tv much in ages (normally just have v shows injected to my brain via the internet) and felt a bit nostalgic seeing the BBC 2 ident (I think that’s the right name), it must be years since they updated it.


#2

does that Julian guy still do the UTV ones @pinkybrain @Icarus-Smicarus @cowcow


#3

Martin Parr’s done a few of the new BBC ones.


#4

I remember the sense of novelty when a TV channel changed their indents

Continuity announcer strikes me as a piss easy job


#5

saw him once in M&S in Ballyhackamore when we were both buying our dinner.


#6

BBC 2 have went back to using the ones from the 90s haven’t they?


#7

I’d like to do that job, how much do you get paid?


#8

oh right, that would explain it


#9

I’m not a continuity announcer


#10

I genuinely like the tune on this one


#11

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#13

i’m going over there to talk to hyg now


#14

the bbc did a novelty one on saturday before doctor who, with the continuity fella being attacked mid announcement by a cyberman. good times.


#15

dunno why i’ve replied to you there @foppyish, soz


#16

that’s okay


#17

think he might still do voiceovers but they recently scrapped his on-screen appearances.

plus there’s now a separate UTV Ireland in the republic which he’s not on at all (as David O’Doherty mentioned his disappointment about it when i saw him live last year). i think we get both versions of it at my parents’ house but i so rarely watch either that i still can’t tell the difference aside from him.

also i once saw him being taken to the VIP section of a nightclub in Belfast


#18

this is a very pleasing anecdote.

can still picture him introducing the latest episode of coronation street or blind date with a cheeky remark


#19

It would be a bit of a weird job:

“Have you thought about your objectives for this year?”


#20

Always liked this Channel 4 ident: