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This page only shows print and stationery logos.
For other related logos and images, see BBC Two/Other, BBC Two/Idents, BBC Two/1986 Idents, BBC Two/1991 Idents, BBC Two/2001 Idents, BBC Two/2007 Idents, BBC Two/50 Years Idents, BBC Two/2015 Idents, BBC Two/2018 Idents, and BBC Two/Christmas Idents

Contents

BBC 2 Fixed BBC2 colour logo 1967 BBC2 logo 1973 BBC 2 logo 1974 BBC 2 1979 Ident BBC Two 1986 logo 3
1964–1967 1967–1974 1970–1974 1974–1979 1975–1986 1986–1991
 
BBC2 logo 1991 BBC Two 1997 BBC Two 2001 BBC Two BBC Two unboxing  
1991–1997 1997–2001 2001–2007 2007–present 2015–present


BBC2 (first era)

1964–1967

BBC 2 Fixed

On 21 April 1964, the launch of the channel was delayed by a day by an infamous power failure in Central London.

1967–1974

BBC2 colour logo 1967

On 2 July 1967, the first official colour channel in the UK launched on UHF and with it came a brand new ident.

1970–1974

BBC2 logo 1973

1974–1979

BBC 2 logo 1974

1975–1986

BBC 2 1979 Ident

BBC Two (first era)

1986–1991

BBC Two 1986 logo 3

BBC2 (second era)

1991–1997

BBC2 logo 1991

As part of an extensive rebrand to cast off BBC2's "highbrow" tone on 16 February 1991, Lambie-Nairn launched a brand new set of idents, featuring a numeral '2', which originally lasted for 10 years until they were replaced in 2001.

BBC Two (second era)

1997–2001

BBC Two 1997

The 1991 ident package was retained following the corporate rebrand of the BBC in 4 October 1997 with a new logo and new idents commissioned.

2001–2007

BBC Two 2001

Throughout November 2001, the logo was slightly modified, being stacked and placed inside a purple box. The idents were changed for the first time in 10 years; the "2" symbol stayed the same, but it was given a pair of arms and a "personality". The BBC added to the roster of 4 idents over the years.

2007–present

2007–2018 (primary), 2018–present (secondary)

BBC Two

A new logo was introduced on 18 February 2007, with the typography on the word "TWO" being changed from the Gill Sans typeface to the Avenir typeface, and the box's colour changing violet to teal. The blade "2" has been slightly altered for this look.

2015–2018 (secondary), 2018–present (primary)

BBC Two unboxing

The boxless variant of the 2007 BBC Two logo has been used on the revived 1991 idents in Northern Ireland from 1 January 2015.

On 27 September 2018, BBC Two launched a new look, uses the boxless 2007 logo and ditched its famous "2" icon that has been in use since 1991. This box logo from 2007 is currently used as a primary logo. The "2" symbol resembles a curved wave.

Symbols

1991–2007, 2014–2018

BBC Two symbol 1991

Used from 16 February 1991 to 18 February 2007. From 2001 to 2007, the 1991 2's replaced the white 2, and the few idents had 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.

2007–2018

BBC2 symbol2007

On 18 February 2007, the 1991 "2" symbol was slightly redrawn. From 2015, it was used only on promos end-boards until 26 September 2018. Still used on the BBC Two website.

2018–present

BBC Two '2' idents 2018

A simplification of the '2' as seen in the idents and other on-air presentation elements has been used since 27 September 2018.