BBC 'Rhythm & Movement' idents
were a set of on-screen channel identities
designed by Lambie-Nairn
and used on BBC One
from 29 March 2002 until 7 October 2006. They replaced the earlier balloon idents
, and spelled the end of the much recognised globe identity by the BBC
, which had been used in various ways since 1963. All of the idents under this theme had a common focus: people in various forms of movement and music with a somewhat upbeat rhythm. Red was also used as the predominant colour in all of the idents. The music for all idents was written by Peter Lawlor of Water Music Productions in London. The idents aired for the final time on 7 October 2006, at 1.10am. A montage of idents aired together, ending with the rarely seen 'Ballet' ident.
List of idents
Between 2002 and 2005, three different idents were produced for the Christmas
period, each one of them featuring children.
It should also be noted that in 2003, the BBC showed the 2002 ident again - the first time that a Christmas ident has been re-used in its history. BBC Two
also followed suit the same year, although rather than re-using an ident, they were used alongside that year's newer one. In 2004, no new ident was produced for BBC Two, instead staying with the previous three years', and all of these were dropped for a new ident in 2005.
The idents were very quickly parodied
by digital channel E4
in 2002... Read More