Click for larger image Into 86 Promo
4.1.1986
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Click for larger image BBC Two Continuity
31.03.1986
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Click for larger image The Story of Nature Promo
22.9.1986
Click for larger image A colourful animation promoting a new season of programmes from the natural world. Note the use of the numeral 2, even though we're now into the TWO era.

Click for larger image BBC Two Next Continuity
23.10.1986
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BBC2 TV50 Trails
27.10.1986
To mark the 50th anniversary of the start of television broadcasts, BBC2 devoted an entire week to programmes from the archives.
 
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Click for larger image BBC Two Spoof - Roland Rat: The Series
6.12.1986
Click for larger image Not continuity, but a clip from the end of an episode of the BBC 1 programme Roland Rat: The Series

Click for larger image BBC Two Christmas Promo
16.12.1986
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Click for larger image BBC Two Closedown
19.7.1986
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Click for larger image BBC Two Christmas Promo - Edith & Marcel
25.12.1986
First Christmas with a new TWO - while cutting edge digital technology was used for the main symbol, Christmas will have to make do with good old stop-frame techniques.
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Click for larger image BBC Two Boxing Day Promo
1986
Click for larger image John Kettley remembers to set the alarm for the Christmas night Weatherview which follows a promo detailing some of BBC2's Boxing night programming.


Click for larger image BBC Two Continuity
23.12.1987
Click for larger image Our first example of TWO continuity shows the slides in use for the first half of the TWOs existence. You can tell its not exactly hi-tech!

Click for larger image BBC Two Christmas Promo & Continuity
24.12.1987
Click for larger image A seasonal holding slide begins this example of Xmas continuity from 1987.

BBC Two Christmas Promotions
22.12.1987
left clip - Live action interspersed with the latest CGI animation provides the look for Christmas on BBC2. The sequence was designed so that a trail could merge seemlessly into the Christmas ident; this radical idea was a shock for those who had become used to mechanical Christmas symbols.
 
right clip - Comedy for Christmas with The Home-Made Christmas Video TX 22.12.1987

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BBC Two Into '88
1987
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Click for larger image BBC Two Into '88
3.1.1988
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BBC Two Yes Prime Minister apology
14.1.1988
BBC Two is forced to deliver an on-air apology after last week's programme suggested that participants of the Young Enterprise scheme may be less than honest...Martin King hopes his customary enthusiasm will placate those who were offended.

Click for larger image BBC Two Continuity
30.3.1988
Click for larger image A quick piece of daytime continuity from 1988

Click for larger image Christmas Promo
17.12.1988
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Click for larger image BBC Two Continuity
30.1.1989
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Click for larger image BBC Two Promo
26.3.1989
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Click for larger image BBC Two Christmas Stings
1989
Click for larger image Christmas on BBC Two again, and it wouldn't be in character for BBC Two to use traditional imagery in its festive promotions. What the theme was for 1989 remains a mystery but this sequence highlights - if nothing else - the consequences of seasonal overindulgence!

BBC Two Christmas Eve Promotion
1989
A look ahead to Christmas Eve on BBC Two features more of those unusual graphics.


BBC Two Tuesday menu
7.8.1990
Fry and Laurie take over this run-down to place the emphasis on their new series.

BBC Two Christmas Promotions
1990
Strange to say the least, but a very colourful package for Christmas 1990. Can anyone explain what this sequence is meant to signify? More of that colourful animation now, with a full Christmas Day menu for 1990. There's more of that colourful animation in a full Christmas Day menu for 1990.

Click for larger image BBC Two Christmas Promo - Classic Opera and Dance
1990
Click for larger image Trailer for the classic opera and dance to be broacast on Christmas Day 1990.


Click for larger image BBC Two Thursday Promo
1.1.1991
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Click for larger image BBC Winter Trails
15.2.1991
Click for larger image Two examples form the final few weeks of the unloved Two.
 
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A new high-tech, upmarket logo for BBC Two, but for the time being the programme slides remain on good old optical. The first design would last a couple of years.


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BBC Two's programme slides moved onto Paintbox in mid 1986. The first attempt is an electronic version of the original design, eventually BBC Two settled for the "strip" version.


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The Holding slides are updated with a new design...


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