1990-1997 Edit


Logo: It's just a white box with "FILMS" under the BBC logo of the time.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: The closing theme of the movie or none.

Availability: Check old BBC movies for it.

Editor's Note: None.

1998-2002 Edit

Bbc 04

Nickname: Firebrand

Logo: A live-action flame bursts from the left side of the screen. A bright yellow splash appears and creates the BBC logo from 1997 with "Films" next to it.

FX/SFX: The flash.

Music/Sounds: Windchime sounds accompanied by several violin-like notes.

Availability: Rare. Seen on I Went Down and the UK release of Billy Elliot, among other films.

Editor's Note: None.

2003-2007 Edit

Bbc 01

Nickname: The Explosion

Logo: A huge explosion occurs, leaving white particles. The BBC logo with "F I L M S" or "Films" next to it appears.

FX/SFX: The explosion and the particles flying around.

Music/Sounds: A wind and string piece.

Availability: Seen on all films from the era.

Editor's Note: None.

2007-present Edit

Bbc 03

Nickname: BBC Plates

Logo: A blue light opens in the center, leaving white particles flying everywhere. Three plates of the BBC logo zoom in, rotating in the process. The word "FILMS" zooms in.

Variant: In 2015, "25 Years" was added below the logo.

FX/SFX: The explosion and plates moving.

Music/Sounds: A mellow soundtrack with drumbeats.

Availability: Very common. Seen on current releases from the company, such as Eastern Promises.

Editor's Note: None.

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