Further examples of continuity with a variety of BBC Two idents...


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1997
BBC Two Continuity
2001
BBC Two Continuity
2001
BBC Two Continuity
2001


BBC Two's best know celebrities come out to promote the channel's Christmas fayre this year, including chef Gary Rhodes, Jeremy Clarkson, Quentin Willson and those irrepressible Two Fat Ladies. Vic, Bob and Ulrika also had their own sequence.


Click for larger image Christmas Sting - Gary Rhodes
1997
Christmas Sting - Top Gear
1997
Christmas Sting - Two Fat Ladies
1997
Christmas Promo
1997



For 1998, an outlandish panto-like theme for Christmas this year; this fairy must be on acid!
 
It's traditionally a time for high spirits, and the 2 goes with the flow! Having sprouted a pair of wings, our hero sets off to brighten the bleak winter landscape as only he knows how. Clips B and C might not be complete - apologies.


BBC2 Christmas Sting
1998
BBC2 Christmas Sting
1998
BBC2 Christmas Sting
1998
BBC2 Christmas Sting
1998


Click for larger image BBC2 Christmas Day Promo
24.12.1998
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Click for larger image BBC2 Christmas Promo - The Boat
24.12.1998
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Christmas Sting
1999
Christmas Sting
1999
Christmas Sting
1999


There were no festive slides in 1997 and 1998, but they returned by popular demand in 1999!


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Click for larger image BBC Two Promo - Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends
2000
Click for larger image Louis Theroux: Trailing one of BBC2s cult series in which Louis Theroux looks at the weirder side of American life.

Click for larger image BBC Cult Promo
2000
Click for larger image A run of remastered Thunderbirds began on September 5th 2000.
 
This particular Cult TV strand started on September 4th 2000.


BBC2 Christmas Sting & Holding Slide
2000
Click for larger image A wintry theme for BBC2 at Christmas 2000;the snow is falling and the 2s are having fun! This was the only bumper I recorded at the time. However, the entire package of stings, along with the Christmas 2000 ident, were amazingly revived in 2006 for the Winter Olympics. See the 2001 page to see the revised clips.
 
right still: The last year they were seen on BBC2. If a slide appeared the following Christmas, which was mostly in the Nations, it was the same as usual.



Click for larger image BBC Two Promo - RHS Flower Show
2001
Click for larger image RHS Chelsea Flower show: You might not expect a drum n bass soundtrack to promote the Chelsea flower show.

Click for larger image BBC Two Promo - Room 101
2001
Click for larger image Featuring Rich Hall in Room 101.

When digital television was set loose in 1998, many of the BBC2 stings survived. More were added as the years progressed:


BBC Two Sting - Velcro
1997
BBC Two Sting - Screen Kiss
2000
BBC Two Sting - Periscope
2000


A selection featuring the new corporate BBC logo. The full-screen format was a step backwards for BBC2, though the text was centred for widescreen.


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