Further examples of continuity with a variety of BBC Two idents...
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.
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.
There were no festive slides in 1997 and 1998, but they returned by popular demand in 1999!
When digital television was set loose in 1998, many of the BBC2 stings survived. More were added as the years progressed:
BBC2 Holding Slides 1997-2001
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.