BBC2 (first era)
The launch of the channel was delayed by a day by an infamous power failure in Central London.
The first official colour channel in the UK launched on UHF in 1967, and with it came a brand new ident.The logo revolves like the BBC1 globe ident used at the time.
1970-1974The font on the word "COLOUR" has changed.
In 1979 BBC2 launches the first ever fully computer generated ident in the world, let alone the UK - three years before Channel 4's flying blocks.
BBC Two (first era)
BBC2 (second era)
As part of an extensive rebrand to cast off BBC2's 'highbrow' tone, Lambie-Nairn launched a brand new set of idents which lasted 10 years until they were replaced in 2001. For the first time a corporate logo scheme featuring the 1988 BBC logo was employed across all of the BBC's services. The rebrand did work, and although the programming was exactly the same as before, the perception of BBC2 by the public shifted from 'highbrow' and 'stuffy' to cool and trendy.
BBC Two (second era)
A new logo arrived on February 18, 2007. The typography has changed from Gill Sans to Avenir and the box has changed its colour from violet to teal. The blade '2' has been slightly altered, it is now more squat than before.
1991-2007, 2014, 2015-present
Used from 1991 to 2007. From 2001-2007, the 1991 2's has replaced the white 2, and the few idents has a robotic arms. To celebrate its 50th birthday in 2014, BBC Two brought back many old idents, including the 1991-97 and 1997-2001 set of idents featuring the '2'. In 2015, the 1991-2001 set of idents and stings were brought back on a more permanent basis.
On 18 February, 2007, the '2' was slightly redrawn. From 2015, this '2' is used only on promos end-boards.
- For other related logos and images see: BBC Two/Other, BBC Two/Idents, BBC Two/1991-2001 2s Idents, BBC Two/1991 Idents, BBC Two/2001 Idents, BBC Two/2007 Idents, BBC Two/50 Years Idents, BBC Two/2015 Idents, and BBC Two/Christmas Idents