Is this the greatest news title sequence of all time? It was controversial at the time, but I love it.
The strikingly bold transmitter logo was designed by Martin Lambie-Nairn, who is arguably the most important person in television idents history. He is the person behind some of the most popular idents of all time, including the original Channel 4 blocks and the ‘2’ figures for BBC Two.
But this BBC News logo appeared to be a misfire. It was unpopular with viewers, some of whom even likened the logo to Nazi imagery.
But I think the logo looks fantastic and ahead of its time. The music is brilliant too.
This title sequence was introduced in 1988, although the clip is from 1991.