Welcome to Ident Central. We’re the home of television presentation from the 1950’s to the present day. We have coverage of all the major UK broadcasters as well as a selection of international broadcasters as well.

The website is updated on a daily basis by a team of enthusiasts dedicated to preserving the history of television. We are continually expanding the website so that more and more television presentation can be added to the site. Use our contact form to tell us about stuff you’ve got that might be of interest to us, or to correct any errors that may appear on the site. We’re sticklers for perfection, so don’t be shy when contacting us!!

Latest Updates

Five: 2002-2006 Idents

On 16 September 2002, Channel 5 re-branded to Five, in a multimillion-pound project directed by Trevor Beattie.

Channel 5: September 2000 – March 2002

Channel 5 refreshed its celebrity idents on 11 September 2000, and also introduced four standard coloured idents, which were used more and more as this presentational run progressed.

Channel 5: Christmas 2016

A selection of Christmas presentation used by Channel 5, which first appeared on Monday 5th December for the promos, and 7th December for the break bumpers.

BBC Two 2018: Idents

On 27 September 2018, the 2 idents were retired and BBC Two introduced a new set of idents, based on scenes incorporating a curve motif resembling the number 2.

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