BBC Two 1986 – 1991 Branding

In 1986, on Easter Monday, BBC Two unveiled a sophisticated new logo that signalled a departure from its traditional striped “2” design. Now represented by the elegantly crafted word “TWO,” the rebranding was the creative vision of Alan Jeapes, the same designer responsible for the iconic title map of EastEnders.

BBC Two Start-Up

New, it's not

Quality: HQ

5th April 1986

Views: 307

Format: 4:3

BBC Two Clock

New, it's not

Quality: HQ

21st April 1986

Views: 221

Format: 4:3

BBC Two Start-Up

New, it's not

Quality: HQ

1st November 1986

Views: 251

Format: 4:3

BBC Two Closedown

New, it's not

Quality: HQ

22nd November 1986

Views: 287

Format: 4:3

BBC Two Closedown

New, it's not

Quality: ST

27th December 1986

Views: 305

Format: 4:3

BBC Two Closedown

New, it's not

Quality: HQ

1st November 1987

Views: 292

Format: 4:3

BBC Two Ident

New, it's not

Quality: HQ

23rd December 1987

Views: 351

Format: 4:3

BBC Two Closedown

New, it's not

Quality: HQ

18th December 1988

Views: 209

Format: 4:3

BBC Two Start-Up

New, it's not

Quality: HQ

28th December 1988

Views: 297

Format: 4:3

BBC Two Ident

New, it's not

Quality: HQ

24th March 1989

Views: 191

Format: 4:3

BBC Two Closedown

New, it's not

Quality: ST

21st October 1989

Views: 230

Format: 4:3

DEF II Idents

DEF II Ident

New, it's not

Quality: HQ

Date unknown

Views: 158

Format: 4:3

DEF II Ident

New, it's not

Quality: HQ

1991

Views: 121

Format: 4:3

BBC Two Programme Promotions

BBC 87 promo

New, it's not

Quality: HQ

Date unknown

Views: 59

Format: 4:3

BBC Two Weekend

New, it's not

Quality: HQ

Date unknown

Views: 50

Format: 4:3

Whistle Test

New, it's not

Quality: HQ

Date unknown

Views: 100

Format: 4:3

Easter TWO promo

New, it's not

Quality: HQ

Date unknown

Views: 42

Format: 4:3

Nice Work promo

New, it's not

Quality: HQ

Date unknown

Views: 33

Format: 4:3

Into 86 promo

New, it's not

Quality: ST

1986

Views: 59

Format: 4:3

Arena promo

New, it's not

Quality: HQ

20th November 1986

Views: 49

Format: 4:3

The Ritz promo

New, it's not

Quality: HQ

19th April 1987

Views: 55

Format: 4:3

New On 2

New, it's not

Quality: HQ

1988

Views: 68

Format: 4:3

New On 2

New, it's not

Quality: HQ

1988

Views: 101

Format: 4:3

Bookmark promo

New, it's not

Quality: HQ

29th November 1988

Views: 9

Format: 4:3

40 Minutes promo

New, it's not

Quality: HQ

6th December 1988

Views: 14

Format: 4:3

BBC Two promo

New, it's not

Quality: ST

1989

Views: 79

Format: 4:3

Shalom Salaam

New, it's not

Quality: HQ

22nd April 1989

Views: 59

Format: 4:3

BBC Two Holding Slides 1986 – 1989

A selection of slides used until February 1989.

Moviedrome promo

New, it's not

Quality: HQ

21st August 1988

Views: 16

Format: 4:3

The American Wave

New, it's not

Quality: HQ

1st October 1988

Views: 57

Format: 4:3

Salvador Dali

New, it's not

Quality: ST

30th January 1989

Views: 39

Format: 4:3

Christmas promo

New, it's not

Quality: HQ

29th December 1989

Views: 36

Format: 4:3

BBC Two Holding Slides 1988 – 1991

New computer generated slides appeared for Christmas 1988 made using a Quantel Paintbox.

In February 1989 the new look slides was finally brought into use for all junctions after being tested during Christmas.

The holding slides are updated with a new design from 22 April 1989.

Chocolat slide

New, it's not

Quality: HQ

28th December 1990

Views: 9

Format: 4:3

DEF II Extra

New, it's not

Quality: HQ

1991

Views: 36

Format: 4:3

BBC1 Holding Slides

Ultimately, the Quantel Paintbox was established as the standard computer graphics platform for creating slides on BBC1. Initially introduced with a simplistic box design, the system was later refined to match the original aesthetics, offering enhanced creative flexibility for designers.

BBC Two Miscellaneous Items

The Film Club

New, it's not

Quality: HQ

Date unknown

Views: 59

Format: 4:3