BBC Schools and Colleges
A whistle-stop tour of the graphics used by the BBC to introduce their programmes for schools and colleges.
The BBC Schools Diamond. A fascinating display as the solid lines broke up into dots and then reassemble itself. Even more amazing considering that this was broadcast live and was a mechanical model, housed in the "Noddy" caption machine.
The diamond survived the next logo revamp
But was replaced fairly quickly with a new dots countdown clock. The dots disappeared as the clock counted down a minute. In the early days, the centre caption rotated in and out of view, but this was eventually changed to be static. It is rumoured that this was because the mechanical model broke down and nobody could fix it.
Last Update 29 Mar 2000