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

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.

does that Julian guy still do the UTV ones @anon35600300 @Icarus-Smicarus @cowcow


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

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

Continuity announcer strikes me as a piss easy job

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

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

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

oh right, that would explain it

I’m not a continuity announcer

I genuinely like the tune on this one

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i’m going over there to talk to hyg now

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

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

that’s okay

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


this is a very pleasing anecdote.

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

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It would be a bit of a weird job:

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

Always liked this Channel 4 ident: