BBC Four launched on March 2nd 2002 replacing BBC Knowledge. Transmitting from 1900 every day showing a mix of news, dramas, documentaries and films from world cinema.


Click for larger image BBC Four Pre-Launch Promo
2002
Click for larger image A pre-launch promo

Click for larger image BBC Four Launch
2002
BBC Four launched on 2 March 2002 with the initial strapline of "your place to think." We present the channel's first 150 seconds on air. The first two minutes, after the opening announcement, was a montage of short trailers for forthcoming programmes before linking into the first programme.
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Click for larger image Click for larger image Click for larger image BBC Four Ident
2002
BBC Four Ident
2002
BBC Four Ident
2002


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2002
BBC Four Ident
2002
BBC Four Ident
2002


BBC Four Ident
2002
BBC Four Ident
2002
BBC Four Ident
2002


BBC Four Ident
2002
BBC Four Ident
2002
BBC Four Ident
2005


Click for larger image BBC Four News (1st Edition)
2002
Throught its life BBC Four has broadcast a weeknight bulletin of world news. George Alagiah was the original host of the programme which was also shown on BBC World.
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Everybody needs a place to think Promo 2002
Everybody needs a place to think Promo2 2002
Everybody needs a place to think Promo3 2002


BBC Four News Promo
2002
George Alagiah with a short promo for the evening's news programme...

BBC Four News
2002
BBC Four News, produced by the corporation's international news channel World News, launches the UK's first nightly news bulletin dedicated solely to foreign news, fronted by BBC News anchorman George Alagiah.

Click for larger image BBC Four Programme Promotions
2003
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Click for larger image BBC Four Next
2005
"Stay with BBC Four..." followed by a nice looking promo advertising Performance, Photography, Music, Dance, Books, Film, Thought, Journeys, Ideas - everday on BBC Four.

BBC Four introduced a set of 6 idents on September 10th 2005 to coincide with their new autumn schedule. Created by BBC Broadcast now Red Bee Media "that challenge viewers to reappraise how they see the world around them. Initially there appears to be only one image on the screen be it of a swimming pool or bees gathering pollen from flowers - but as the narrative of the sequence unfolds it is revealed that there are actually four separate frames that all act independently."


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2006
BBC Four Ident
2006
BBC Four Ident
2006


Click for larger image BBC Four Ident
2009
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2009
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2006
Everest ER Promo
2006
BBC Four Next
2006


Click for larger image BBC Four End Credits
2007
Click for larger image Here's how one of those squeeze end credits promotion looks on BBC Four

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2007
Click for larger image The festive ident from BBC Four, which was used the previous year

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2009
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Click for larger image BBC Four Christmas Ident
2009
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www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour