Click for larger image BBC One Saturday Promo
04.10.97
Click for larger image The dawn of the balloon era and a new set of menu tails for BBC1. Long before dancers were to gain notoriety on the channel...

BBC One Breakdown
1998
Same idea as above, but from the balloon era. Here BBC1's lost its Cricket coverage and it's left to Malcolm Garrett-Eynon to fill in.

Click for larger image Mornings on BBC One Trailer
10.05.99
Click for larger image BBC1ís mornings output included regular updates about the next few programmes, presumably to stop viewers turning over to This Morniong on ITV.

Out went the 1 and its various expressions from October; the new link stings were mini-films of the balloon symbol, featuring footage not used in the main idents.


Click for larger image BBC One Balloon Sting
2000
BBC One Balloon Sting
1997
BBC One Balloon Sting
1997


BBC One Balloon Sting
1999
BBC One Balloon Sting
1999
Sting - Cerne Abbas Giant, Dorset
1999


BBC One Christmas Stings
1997
Celebrating the song "Twelve Days Of Christmas", some quirky interpretations of what my True Love sent to me!

Click for larger image Boxing Day Promo
1997
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Click for larger image Christmas Sunday Promo
1997
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Click for larger image Christmas Promos
1997
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Christmas Sting - Doves A
1997
Christmas Sting - Doves B
1997
Christmas Sting - Rings A
1997
Christmas Sting - Rings B
1997


Christmas Sting - Maids A
1997
Christmas Sting - Maids B
1997
Christmas Sting - Lords
1997



Click for larger image BBC One Christmas Stings
1998
The balloon gives way to a giant red bauble this year, which steals the show in these comedic stings. Is this a full set?

BBC One Christmas Sting
1998
BBC One Christmas Sting
1998
BBC One Christmas Sting
1998


BBC One Christmas Sting
1998
BBC One Christmas Sting
1998
BBC One Christmas Sting
1998


BBC One Christmas Sting
1998
BBC One Christmas Sting
1998
BBC One Christmas Sting
1998


BBC One Christmas Sting
1998
BBC One Christmas Sting
1998



Click for larger image BBC One Boxing Day Promos
1999
The final Christmas of the century but just two stings this year. Using a "northern lights" theme, holographic Christmas images were projected onto a starry night sky. There was no reference to the Millennium, which some might have expected, and the stings were not seen at all after Boxing Day.
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Click for larger image BBC One Daily
2.10.2000
Click for larger image In late 2000, BBC1 branded its weekday mornings output as the BBC1 Daily although this name was never used in printed television listings.

BBC One Power Failure - News Breakdown
19.06.2000
A slightly different wording for this slide, which appeared during the infamous BBC power failure of June 2000. Here the Six O'Clock News has fallen off air and announcer Dan Austin tells us we can't rejoin the newsroom.

Lucky old Rudolph - he gets the year off as instead Santa hires the BBC1 balloon for his rounds! And no personal calls either as Santa delivers the goods via parachute. Three memorable bumpers from December 2000 - do you know who "Santa" is?


BBC One Christmas Sting
2000
BBC One Christmas Sting
2000
BBC One Christmas Sting
2000


Click for larger image BBC One Boxing Day Promo
2000
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Click for larger image BBC One Friday Promo
12.1.2001
Click for larger image 60 minutes of comedy with a clubbers soundtrack - very groovy for BBC One me thinks!

BBC One Christmas Stings
26.12.2001
A radically different approach from the Santa theme of last year, in 2001 BBC1 called upon Aardman Animations (creators of Wallace and Gromit) for its Christmas promotions. The result - a wonderful CGI sequence featuring a dinosaur. Del Boy's three-wheeler and a dalmatian (each designed to represent specific highlights of the Christmas schedules.
 
Against a deceptively cosy fireside backdrop, the characters cause mayhem with the dog chasing the van, and the dinosaur blowing himself up when he attempts to inflate a balloon! And there was a slogan too - Home For Christmas.


Click for larger image Christmas Promo - Jonathan Creek
26.12.2001
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Click for larger image Christmas Promo - The Mask of Zorro
26.12.2001
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Click for larger image Christmas Day Promo
2001
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2001


BBC One Daytime Menu
25.3.2002
The animated "now and next" menu used during the day on BBC One.

Click for larger image BBC One Friday Menu
22.3.2002
Click for larger image Still to come tonight on BBC One, thatís all tonight on BBC1.

BBC One Thursday Menu
28.03.2002
History is about to be made on BBC1 - the globe is going after 39 years as the channel's symbol. And we're now at the start of the balloon's final evening, with Peter Offer running through the highlights. 14:9.

BBC One Easter Promo (Pre-rebrand)
2002
It was an unforgettable Easter but even before the tragic news which was to dominate the weekend, BBC1 went out to make sure they were the place to be over the holidays. And they did it with this suitably-themed promo, the first time in years the BBC had used seasonal sequences. Following the rebrand on Good Friday the film was adapted with the new graphics.

Programme slides remained a key element of BBC presentation, despite increasing competition with the launch of digital TV. However, both channels adopted a rather unimaginitive style of slide in 1997, with just the channel's name and none of their individual characteristics.


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