BBC and BBC One Idents- from 55 years ago to today

Now that we’re through the majority of those clever holiday IDs, a bit of reflection is certainly in order. Can you believe it’s been over 55 years since Abram Games devised that wonderful contraption so fondly nicknamed ‘Bat Wings’ in 1953. This was the arrival of the first ident, and ever since- BBC has been creating some of the best. We know you’ve seen them, but here they are again below for some easy eye consumption.

The most recent BBC One Circle Idents, produced by our colleagues over at Red Bee. In addition, directors including Stuart Douglas (a), Howard Greenhalgh (b), Matt Losasso (c), Mike McGee (d), Charlie Mawer (e), Matthias Hoene (f), and Brand New School (g) lend their eye to the ubiquitous icon.

BBC One Bikes

BBC One 'Bikes' directed by Stuart Douglas

BBC One Hippos

BBC One 'Hippos' directed by Charlie Mawer and Mike McGee

BBC One Kites

BBC One 'Kites' directed by Matthias Hoene

BBC One Lawn Circles

BBC One 'Lawn Circles'

BBC One Moon

BBC One 'Moon' directed by Howard Greenhalgh

BBC One Neon

BBC One 'Neon' conceived by James Spence, Animated by BNS

BBC One Penguin

BBC One 'Penguin'

BBC One Surfers

BBC One 'Surfers' directed by Howard Greenhalgh

BBC One Windows

BBC One 'Windows' directed by Matthias Hoene

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