On the tenth day of Christmas, The Cathode Ray Choob
sent to you…
A TV geek’s Christmas dream come true.
Today’s Christmas post is one for the Choob’s fellow TV geeks.
It’s a compilation of all the BBC’s Christmas idents (those little scenes with the BBC logo that accompany the continuity announcments between programmes) from 1983 right up to 2006.
For completeness, here are the 2007 idents. Note that the BBC2 ident was reused in 2008 and 2009:
Here is the 2008 BBC1 Wallace And Gromit ident, plus the shorter “stings”:
And finally, the 2009 David Tennant Doctor Who ident plus the stings:
This week’s classic music video is the award-winning animated promo for Peter Gabriel‘s 1986 single Sledgehammer.
A stylish mix of stop-motion animation, claymation and pixilation, the video won nine awards at the 1987 MTV Music Video Awards, a record that still stands today.
Wallace And Gromit fans may be interested to know that part of the animation work was done by Aardman Animations – and a young Nick Park was responsible for animating the dancing chicken carcasses.